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Ford Special Service Police Sedan Debuts With 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine


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Just the Facts:
  • Ford has introduced a new special service police sedan model based on the 2014 Ford Taurus that is equipped with a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine.
  • Ford describes the model, which beefs up Ford's Police Interceptor lineup, as a "patrol car" that is "non-pursuit-rated."
  • "The EcoBoost engine should help make this special service police sedan the first law enforcement vehicle to achieve 30 mpg or better in EPA highway ratings," the automaker said.

DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford has introduced a new special service police sedan model based on the 2014 Ford Taurus that is equipped with a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine.

Ford describes the model, which beefs up Ford's Police Interceptor lineup, as a "patrol car" that is "non-pursuit-rated."

"The EcoBoost engine should help make this special service police sedan the first law enforcement vehicle to achieve 30 mpg or better in EPA highway ratings," the automaker said.

Ford issued a partial teaser image of the vehicle, which is spun off the 2014 Ford Taurus SEL.

Paul Seredynski, a Ford spokesman, told Edmunds that pricing and launch dates have not been disclosed.

"Ford created this patrol car directly from feedback from departments," Seredynski said in a phone conversation on Tuesday.

Ford calls the fuel-savings potential of the new police car "significant." In comparison, the outgoing 4.6-liter V8 Ford Crown Victoria police car returned 14 mpg in city driving and 21 mpg on the highway. The new 2.0-liter EcoBoost special service police sedan is expected to return 20 mpg in city driving and 30 mpg on the highway.

Official EPA numbers are expected in December.

Ford said with gas prices at $3.65 per gallon, the special service police package will save agencies $5,040 over three years.

Edmunds says: Even police departments want to save money at the pump.

Comments

  • soakee_ soakee_ Posts:

    These will be great for patrolling places like Mayberry where speeds rarely exceed 25mph.

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    Let's face it, for local police departments, very little of their work is actual pursuit. Good move, Ford.

  • reminder reminder Posts:

    Looks like a solid third-place finish to the doughnut shop for this outfit.

  • jeffinoh jeffinoh Posts:

    It will be interesting to see how a turbo stands up to stop and go local driving. If it proves to be durable that would be a big public relations plus for Ford.

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