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Ford Taurus SHO

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Ford Taurus SHO

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3392 cm3 / 207.0 cu in / 207.0 cu in, 175.2 kW / 234.9 hp / 234.9 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 312.0 N·m / 230.1 lb·ft / 230.1 lb·ft @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1996
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)4720 l / 166.69 cu ft / 166.69 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5037 mm / 198.3 in / 198.3 inTotal (curb) weight1592 kg / 3510 lb / 3510 lb
Width1857 mm / 73.1 in / 73.1 inDry weight
Height1415 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2756 mm / 108.5 in / 108.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1565 mm / 61.6 in / 61.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1560 mm / 61.4 in / 61.4 inWeight distribution (front)66.0 % / 66.0 % / 66.0 %
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity61 l / 13.4 UK gal / 16.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.83  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.23 m2 / 24.0 sq ft / 24.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (60.0° vee)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerFord/YamahaValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore82.4 mm / 3.24 in / 3.24 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplySqPFiEngine displacement3392 cm3 / 207.0 cu in / 207.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity424.00 cm3/cylinder / 25.874 cu in/cylinder / 25.874 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power175.2 kW / 234.9 hp / 234.9 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque312.0 N·m / 230.1 lb·ft / 230.1 lb·ft at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6800 rpm / 6800 rpm / 6800 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)76.6 kW / 102.7 hp / 102.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output51.6 kW/l / 1.135 bhp/cu in / 1.135 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque92.0 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.77

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.50 s / 5.50 s / 5.50 sTop (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.40 s / 7.40 s / 7.40 sPower-to-weight ratio147.6 kW/ton / 111.8 bhp/ton / 111.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)19.20 s / 19.20 s / 19.20 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.8Turning circle11.8 m / 38.7 ft / 38.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Trailing link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6.5 x 16Wheels rear6.5 x 16
Tyres frontP225/55 ZR 16Tyres rearP225/55 ZR 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front295 mm / 11.6 in / 11.6 inBrake diameter rear257 mm / 10.1 in / 10.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Taurus SHO

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