TEASER: Ford Special Service Police Sedan Hero
Ford has just released a teaser image of a non-pursuit-rated special service police sedan. The vehicle will be equipped the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine which will generate 240 horsepower (176 kW) and 366 Nm (270 lb.-ft.) of torque. The aim is that this special service police vehicle will combine the durability of Ford's Police Interceptor sedan with the fuel efficiency of its 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine.
As a matter of fact, the engine will help make this special service police sedan the first law enforcement vehicle to achieve 30 mpg in EPA highway ratings. The car is a modified 2.0-liter Ford Taurus which achieves 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined when coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission.
To be more precise, the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost special service police sedan is expected to return 20 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. And even more, the same engine in Ford Taurus has been awarded at first place at Ward's 10 Best Engines Competition.
However, the Police Interceptor sedan will be still offered with a 3.5-liter V6 with front-wheel drive, a 3.7-liter V6 with all-wheel drive and the powerhouse 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine with all-wheel drive.
Despite the fuel economy differences, the new special service police sedan retains safety and durability features, and will offer Active Grille Shutters that manage airflow to optimize the balance between engine cooling and aerodynamics.