Ford Announces 2.0-liter EcoBoost Police Sedan
Based on the Taurus sedan, the new Special Service Police vehicle was developed to meet the needs of detectives, administrators, campus police and law enforcement agencies looking to maximize fuel efficiency and aims to replace V6-powered Police Interceptors in areas where pursuit-rated cars are not needed.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine delivers 240 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque and Ford estimates it will return 20 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined when fitted to the Special Service Police version (EPA ratings are expected to be announced in December).
The automaker adds that the 2.0-liter Taurus will save police agencies about $5,000 over three years if driven 30,000 miles per year.
“Not every police officer needs a pursuit-rated vehicle,” said Jonathan Honeycutt, Ford police marketing manager. “As agencies look to replace older, V8-equipped cruisers with more efficient cars, Ford is at the ready with the most fuel-efficient – yet still very capable – full-size police vehicle.”