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Ford Taurus LX

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 Ford Taurus LX

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2933 cm3 / 179.0 cu in / 179.0 cu in, 115.6 kW / 155.0 hp / 155.0 hp @ 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm, 251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft @ 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from2000
ModelTaurus LXIssued 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)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5019 mm / 197.6 in / 197.6 inTotal (curb) weight1521 kg / 3353 lb / 3353 lb
Width1854 mm / 73.0 in / 73.0 inDry weight
Height1425 mm / 56.1 in / 56.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2756 mm / 108.5 in / 108.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1565 mm / 61.6 in / 61.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1577 mm / 62.1 in / 62.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.82  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.25 m2 / 24.2 sq ft / 24.2 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 valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.7 mm / 3.10 in / 3.10 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supplySMPFiEngine displacement2933 cm3 / 179.0 cu in / 179.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity488.83 cm3/cylinder / 29.830 cu in/cylinder / 29.830 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power115.6 kW / 155.0 hp / 155.0 hp at 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft at 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm / 3950 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)46.2 kW / 62.0 hp / 62.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.4 kW/l / 0.866 bhp/cu in / 0.866 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque85.6 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 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)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio101.9 kW/ton / 77.2 bhp/ton / 77.2 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)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
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 front235/55-R17Tyres rear215/60-R16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Taurus LX

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