Ford police car gets a boost

Interceptor gets bigger engine

November 5, 2012
by Fleet Management staff

The new Ford Police Interceptor is getting another boost under the hood with the addition of the 3.7-litre twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) engine, offering law enforcement agencies fuel economy with more power.

The 3.7-litre V6, now available on the Police Interceptor sedan, delivers a performance increase to 305 horsepower and 279 lb-ft of torque while also achieving increased fuel economy of 25mpg on the highway, 18mpg in the city and 21mpg combined. The horsepower and torque ratings are the highest of any naturally aspirated V6 engine offered for pursuit-rated sedans.

“This combination of great performance and top-notch fuel economy means law enforcement agencies won’t have to compromise power or fuel efficiency while getting the job done,” said Bill Gubing, chief engineer for Police Interceptor.

Ford’s Police Interceptor engine strategy provides a V6 lineup that performs better than V8 engines of years past. The Police Interceptor sedan lineup now comes with three powertrain options, allowing police to choose the powerhouse that best meets their patrol requirements. The Police Interceptor sedan is available with a standard 3.5-litre V6, the new 3.7-litre V6 and the 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost engine.

The 3.7-litre engine now available on the sedan was already available on the Police Interceptor utility vehicle.