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2014 Ford Taurus

2014 Ford Taurus
•Ford Taurus is refined for the 2014 model year – with strong fuel economy, more technology, enhanced design, improved craftsmanship and sharpened driving dynamics
•2014 Ford Taurus returns 32 mpg highway with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine while delivering horsepower comparable to competitive, naturally aspirated V6 offerings
•New Ford Taurus SHO is sportiest model yet to wear SHO badge, offering unique, performance-inspired design, road manners to match – and even more differentiation in the Taurus lineup

The 2014 Ford Taurus delivers more of what large sedan customers really want: fuel economy, more technology, design refinement, improved craftsmanship and enhanced driving dynamics.

A choice of engines offers customers increased fuel economy without compromising the responsive performance they want.

Taurus was the first car in Ford's North American lineup to offer the advanced 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine. Ideal for full-size sedan buyers seeking maximum fuel economy without sacrificing performance, this advanced engine combines direct injection of gasoline and a turbocharger to provide performance comparable to naturally aspirated V6 engines offered by competitors.

The 2.0-liter EcoBoost delivers 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque while returning highway fuel economy of 32 mpg.

A relatively high compression ratio is enabled by the use of direct injection of gasoline, operating at fuel pressures from 2,200 to 2,800 psi. The unique turbocharger is optimally matched to the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine and direct injection system, providing precise fuel pressure control to deliver boosted power at low rpm without annoying turbo lag.

The 2.0-liter EcoBoost uses 5W30 oil to reduce internal friction, and enables 10,000-mile oil change intervals, representing a potential reduction in cost of ownership. In addition, fuel economy is optimized with a low-tension accessory drive belt and a one-way alternator clutch.

Ti-VCT 3.5-liter V6 engineThe 3.5-liter V6 is offered as standard equipment in Taurus SE, SEL and Limited series models.

This Taurus engine benefits from the addition of twin independent variable camshaft timing, achieving better fuel economy, additional horsepower and a reduction in part-throttle emissions compared to the previous standard Taurus V6. The new engine returns a 3 mpg highway fuel economy increase, with 10 percent more horsepower.

The engine has been engineered for durability with chain-driven camshafts, high-strength forged metal connecting rods with floating pins, a fully counterweighted forged steel crankshaft, die-cast aluminum deep-sump oil pan and four-bolt main bearing caps with side bolts through the engine block.

Noise, vibration and harshness characteristics are controlled and reduced through employment of a tuned composite upper and lower manifold, a silent-chain camshaft drive and an acoustic engine cover.

EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 engine

2014 Ford Taurus
The EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 – standard equipment in the high-performance Taurus SHO – is Ford's most powerful EcoBoost offering, delivering 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.
Like all Ford EcoBoost engines, this engine produces peak torque across a broad plateau from 1,500 to 5,250 rpm. Peak torque building quickly off idle ensures responsive acceleration.

From the driver's seat, the result is linear power delivery.

Combining direct injection and a pair of turbochargers, the V6 EcoBoost engine avoids lag by employing impellers that spool up quickly for swift response. This Taurus SHO combination of power, consistent torque delivery, all-wheel drive and up to 25 mpg on the highway is unmatched by competitors.

Even smarter

2014 Ford Taurus
America's most innovative full-size sedan gets even smarter with an array of more class-leading technologies including SYNC® with MyFord Touch®, which replaces many traditional buttons, knobs and gauges with clear, colorful LCD screens and steering wheel-mounted five-way toggles. These screens can be personalized to display information relevant to each driver by using voice command, keeping the driver's eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

MyFord Touch is powered by a new version of Ford's award-winning SYNC system, combining voice control for vehicle functions, enabled Bluetooth® devices, MP3 players and a wide variety of external media.

Taurus Limited and Taurus SHO add Ford's Lane-Keeping System, which helps notify a driver if he or she is veering from the road. This feature is bundled with Ford's intuitive active park assist technology, making life simpler and more convenient for customers.

The 2014 Ford Taurus is manufactured at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant.

Source - Ford

Related Reading : Ford Taurus History

Introduced in December 1985 as a 1986 model, Ford unveiled the Taurus with its smooth, jellybean-like body. One of the slickest vehicles in the world, the Taurus had an aerodynamic drag coefficient of only 0.29. Instantaneously winning over thousands of fans, the Taurus was a huge success. The name Taurus came from the Latin word meaning ‘bull. During its 20 years of production, Ford sold nearly....
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