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2012 Ford Taurus Police InterceptorThe Ford Crown Victoria has been such a valuable asset to police agencies around the U.S. that some municipalities have gone as far as to order extras. The reason? The Crown Vic will be retired at the end of 2011, with a replacement coming in the form of the Taurus Police Interceptor. But with the new 2013 Taurus being shown at the New York Auto Show and Ford already having shown a version of the cruiser based on the 2011 model, which version will the cops get?

USA Today reports that Ford product boss Derrick Kuzak says the Taurus PI will in fact be based off the 2013 model, which includes LED taillights and new front and rear fascias. Beyond cosmetic upgrades, the 2013 Taurus will also receive a 27-horsepower boost from the 3.5-liter V6 (to 290 hp) and an EcoBoost 2.0-liter turbo that boasts highway fuel economy of 31 miles per gallon. The V6-powered EcoBoost Taurus SHO will continue to feature 365 hp.

Since the new Taurus PI will be a 2013 model, will it also offer all three powertrains? We're thinking there might be a few police agencies that would be interested in a more fuel efficient cop car. A 2.0-liter EcoBoost model could save municipalities some bucks, but historically, most departments have shied away from the high-tech and smaller displacement in favor of the less complex and tried-and-true, so we're not sure how well they'd fare in the marketplace. What are your thoughts? Have your say in Comments.


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  • Ford Police Interceptor: All-new Ford Police Interceptor sedan will offer two fuel-efficient powertrain options � including EcoBoost with all wheel-drive � along with an array of safety technologies; interior has been designed to meet the unique law enforcement needs. (3/15/2010)
  • Ford Police Interceptor: New Ford Police Interceptor sedan will offer two fuel-efficient powertrain options � including EcoBoost with all wheel-drive � along with an array of safety technologies; interior has been designed to meet the unique law enforcement needs (3/15/2010)
  • Ford Police Interceptor Concept: Ford, the market leader in the law enforcement vehicle segment, reveals its all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor that will exceed the durability, safety, performance and fuel economy of the outgoing Ford Crown Victoria. (3/15/2010)
  • Ford Police Interceptor: Ford reveals its all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor, engineered to exceed durability, safety and performance of today's leading police car � the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. (3/15/2010)


[Source: USA Today]

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