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Ford Taurus SHO

(1988 model)

Brief specs of 1988 Ford Taurus SHO

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2986 cm3 / 182.2 cu in / 182.2 cu in, 164.1 kW / 220.1 hp / 220.1 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 271.0 N·m / 199.9 lb·ft / 199.9 lb·ft @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1988
ModelTaurus SHOIssued until
SerieTaurusNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3760 l / 132.78 cu ft / 132.78 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4785 mm / 188.4 in / 188.4 inTotal (curb) weight1500 kg / 3307 lb / 3307 lb
Width1798 mm / 70.8 in / 70.8 inDry weight
Height1379 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2692 mm / 106.0 in / 106.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1565 mm / 61.6 in / 61.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inWeight distribution (front)62.7 % / 62.7 % / 62.7 %
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.5 UK gal / 18.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.16 m2 / 23.3 sq ft / 23.3 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerYamahaValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyFord EEC-IV fuel injectionEngine displacement2986 cm3 / 182.2 cu in / 182.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity497.67 cm3/cylinder / 30.370 cu in/cylinder / 30.370 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power164.1 kW / 220.1 hp / 220.1 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque271.0 N·m / 199.9 lb·ft / 199.9 lb·ft at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)89.4 kW / 119.8 hp / 119.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output55.0 kW/l / 1.208 bhp/cu in / 1.208 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque90.8 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.74
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.74

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.10 s / 5.10 s / 5.10 sTop (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.70 s / 6.70 s / 6.70 sPower-to-weight ratio146.7 kW/ton / 111.1 bhp/ton / 111.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)16.90 s / 16.90 s / 16.90 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time15.10 s / 15.10 s / 15.10 s (top 95 km/h / 59 mph / 59 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.5Turning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front6.0 x 15Wheels rear6.0 x 15
Tyres frontGoodyear Eagle GT P215/65 VR 15Tyres rearGoodyear Eagle GT P215/65 VR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front254 mm / 10.0 in / 10.0 inBrake diameter rear254 mm / 10.0 in / 10.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Taurus SHO

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