Ford’s Police Interceptor SUV Gets 365 HP EcoBoost Engine
Also available on the Explorer Sport, the Taurus SHO and the F-150 pickup truck, the unit delivers 365 HP and 350 lb-ft of torque, hopefully enough to determine speedy drivers to think twice before putting that gas pedal to the metal. The EcoBoost V6 mill will be joining the 3.7-liter V6 engine that has been fitted to the Ford Police Interceptor SUV up until now.
“We continue to look at ways we can offer our customers additional product enhancements to further meet their unique needs,” said Gerry Koss, Ford fleet marketing manager. “Our Police Advisory Board and customers across the country identified the EcoBoost engine as their No. 1 want in the Police Interceptor utility vehicle.”
“The 3.5-liter EcoBoost will offer best-in-class performance and top-notch fuel economy,” said Bill Gubing, chief engineer for Police Interceptor. “That means law enforcement agencies that require this level of capability won’t have to compromise. It also complements our strategy of offering a choice of either sedan or utility vehicle based on a common platform, and sharing a large amount of common components, including powertrains, brakes, wheels/tires, seats and maintenance items.”