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2012 Ford Taurus - Specs

2012 Ford  Taurus

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Engine Specs
Transmission Specs

Weights and Capacities
Exterior Dimensions
Interior Dimensions

Dimensions and capacities are in inches unless otherwise specified.

Engine 2012 Ford Taurus
Type and Description 3.5-liter V6 60-degree V6, aluminum block and heads
Displacement 213 cu. in./ 3,497 cc
Bore x Stroke 3.6 x 3.4 in./91.4 x 86.7 mm
Valvetrain Direct-acting mechanical buckets, four valves per cylinder, intake variable camshaft timing
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Horsepower 263 @ 6,250 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 249 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm
Horsepower per liter 75
Fuel Injection Sequential multiport fuel injection
Idle speed in drive 620 rpm
Throttle body 65 mm, electronic
Redline 6,700 rpm
Ignition Pencil coil
Connecting rods Cracked powder metal
Pistons High-temperature cast aluminum alloy with low-friction coated skirts, low-tension rings
Intake manifolds Composite, split plenum
Exhaust manifolds Cast iron
Emission Controls Closed loop with catalyst
California Standards ULEVII tailpipe, L2 evaporative
Federal Standards Tier II/Bin 5 tailpipe, T2 evaporative
Fuel capacity 19 gallons
Fuel Requirement 87 octane
Recommended oil GF4, 5W-20
Oil Capacity 5.5 quarts with filter
Fuel Economy mpg
FWD: 18 / 28 / 22
AWD: 17 / 26 / 20

Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Layout Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
Gear Ratios (:1)
     1st 4.48
     2nd 2.87
     3rd 1.84
     4th 1.41
     5th 1.00
     6th 0.74
   Reverse -2.88
Final Drive Ratio AWD 3.16 / 3.39
FWD 2.77 / 3.16

Dimensions & Capacities(a) 2012 Ford Taurus
Wheelbase 112.9
Track Front 65.3
Rear 65.5
Overall Length 202.9
Overall Width (without mirrors) 76.2
Overall Height at curb 60.7

Accomodations Front Row Rear Row
Seating Capacity 2 3
Head Room 39.0 37.8
Leg room 41.9 38.1
Shoulder room 57.9 56.9
Hip room 56.3 55.8

Suspension 2012 Ford Taurus
Front MacPherson strut and rear-facing L-shaped lower control arm with isolated subframe and stabilizer bar
Rear Independent multilink coil-over shocks; stamped-steel lower control arms and cast upper control arms

Steering 2012 Ford Taurus
Type Power hydraulic rack-and-pinion
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb) 12.05 m / 39.7 ft.
Steering column Power tilt/telescope
Turns, lock-to-lock 2.98
Ratio 17:1

Tires and Wheels
2012 Ford Taurus
SE Tire
P235/60Rx17 BSW tires
17-in. eight-spoke painted aluminum wheels
SEL Tire
P235/55Rx18 BSW tires
18-in. eight-spoke painted aluminum wheels
Limited Tire
P255/45Rx19 BSW tires
SES hatchback Tire
19-in. 10-spoke chrome-clad aluminum wheels

Brakes 2012 Ford Taurus
Standard four-wheel ABS (four channel); traction control; optional AdvanceTrac® ESC
Power Assist

Weights and Capacities (pounds unless otherwise noted) 2012 Ford Taurus
Maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped) 1,000 lbs.
Power-to-weight ratio (lbs./hp)
Base curb weight (Pounds)
Total interior volume 122.3
Total passenger volume (cu. ft.) 102.2
Luggage capacity 20.1

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