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Ford Taurus

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Ford Taurus

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2961 cm3 / 180.7 cu in / 180.7 cu in, 149.9 kW / 201.0 hp / 201.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 11.8 l/100km / 23.9 mpg-UK / 19.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from2003
ModelTaurusIssued 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)4450 l / 157.15 cu ft / 157.15 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1370 l / 48.38 cu ft / 48.38 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length5019 mm / 197.6 in / 197.6 inTotal (curb) weight1503 kg / 3314 lb / 3314 lb
Width1854 mm / 73.0 in / 73.0 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity538 kg / 1186 lb / 1186 lb
Wheelbase2756 mm / 108.5 in / 108.5 inGross (max.) weight2015 kg / 4442 lb / 4442 lb
Track front1565 mm / 61.6 in / 61.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1577 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.82  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.22 m2 / 23.9 sq ft / 23.9 sq ft (est.)
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 ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium block & headBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supplySMPFiEngine displacement2961 cm3 / 180.7 cu in / 180.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity493.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.115 cu in/cylinder / 30.115 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power149.9 kW / 201.0 hp / 201.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque280.0 N·m / 206.5 lb·ft / 206.5 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)60.0 kW / 80.4 hp / 80.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.6 kW/l / 1.112 bhp/cu in / 1.112 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque94.6 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.96

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio133.7 kW/ton / 101.3 bhp/ton / 101.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.8 l/100km / 23.9 mpg-UK / 19.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions155 g/km / 249 g/mi / 249 g/mi
  Range578 km / 359 mi / 359 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontP215/60 R 16Tyres rearP215/60 R 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front295 mm / 11.6 in / 11.6 inBrake diameter rear226 mm / 8.9 in / 8.9 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Taurus

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