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2008 Ford Taurus Specifications

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Technical Specifications

BODY

Construction

Steel unibody

Final Assembly Location

Chicago Assembly Plant

 

 

 

POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS

ENGINE

Type

3.5-liter V-6

Manufacturing location

Lima Engine Plant, Ohio

Configuration

60 degree V-6, Aluminum block and heads

Intake Manifold

Composite, split plenum

Exhaust Manifolds

Cast iron

Crankshaft

Forged steel

Redline

6,700 rpm

Idle Speed in Drive

620 rpm

Throttle Body

65 mm, electronic

Valvetrain

DAMB, 4 valves per cylinder, intake variable camshaft timing

Valve Diameter

Intake: 37mm; Exhaust: 31mm

Pistons

High temperature cast aluminum alloy with low-friction coated skirts, low tension rings

Connecting Rods

Cracked powder metal

Ignition

Pencil coil

Bore x Stroke

3.6 x 2.4 in. / 92.5 x 88.7mm

Displacement

213 cu. in. / 3,496 cc

Compression Ratio

10.3:1

Horsepower

263 @ 6,250 rpm

Horsepower Per Liter

71.5

Torque

249 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm

Recommended Fuel

87 octane unleaded

Fuel Capacity

20 gallons

Fuel Injection

Sequential multi-port fuel injection

Oil Capacity

5.5 quarts with filter

Recommended Oil

GF4, 5W-20

Emission Control

Closed loop with catalyst

ENGINE

Federal Standards

Tier II/Bin 5 tailpipe, LEVII evaporative

California Standards

PZEV

 

 

DRIVETRAIN

Layout

Front-wheel drive and All-Wheel drive

 

 

TRANSMISSION

Standard

6-speed automatic overdrive

Gear Ratios

 

1st

4.484

2nd

2.872

3rd

1.842

4th

1.414

5th

1.000

6th

0.742

Reverse

-2.882

Final Drive

FWD 3.16, AWD 2.77

 

 

 

SUSPENSION

Front

Macpherson strut and rear facing L-shaped lower control arm with isolated subframe and stabilizer bar

Rear

Independent multi-link suspension coil over shock and hydro-formed lower control arms

 

 

STEERING

Type

Power rack and pinion

Steering Column

Tilt Adjustable

Ratio

17:1

Turns, lock-to-lock

3.15

Turning circle curb-to-curb

41 ft.

 

 

BRAKES

Type

Standard 4-wheel ABS (4 channel); Traction control; Optional AdvanceTrac®

Front

Disc

Swept Area

63.3 in. 2

Rear

Disc

Swept Area

58.9 in. 2

Power assist

Yes

 

 

WHEELS AND TIRES

SEL

17-inch 8-spoke aluminum wheels, P215/60Rx17 BSW tires

Limited

18-inch 8-spoke aluminum wheels, P225/55Rx18 BSW tires

Optional on SEL and Limited

18-inch 7-spoke chrome-clad wheels, P225/55Rx18 BSW tires

 

 

DIMENSIONS (inches unless otherwise noted)

 

EXTERIOR

Wheelbase

112.9

Vehicle length

201.8

Vehicle width (without mirrors)

74.5

Vehicle height at curb

61.5

Track width, front/rear

64.3 / 64.4

 

 

INTERIOR

Seating capacity

5 passenger

Headroom

Front row

39.6

Second row

38.8

Legroom

Front row

41.3

Second row

41.2

Shoulder room

Front row

57.8

Second row

57.6

Hip room

Front row

53.7

Second row

53.6

 

 

WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES (pounds unless otherwise noted)

Total passenger volume

108 cu. ft.

Total interior volume

129.2 cu. ft.

Luggage capacity

21.2 cu. ft.

Maximum towing capacity (properly equipped)

1,000

Base curb weight

 

FWD

3,741

AWD

3,930

Power-to-weight ratio (lbs/hp)

 

FWD

14.22

AWD

14.94

 

FUEL ECONOMY (city/hwy)

 

AWD

17/24

FWD

18/28

 

 

WARRANTY INFORMATION

Warranty

3-year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper
5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and roadside assistance

 


Specifications subject to change.