2011 New York: 2013 Ford Taurus mid-cycle refresh gets new engines

2011 New York: 2013 Ford Taurus
2011 New York: 2013 Ford Taurus

Along with the Ford Taurus SHO refresh that debuted earlier today at the 2011 New York Auto Show, the standard Taurus also receives a little aesthetic update and two new engine choices for 2013.

The 2013 Taurus will bet a new 2.0L EcoBoost four-pot good for 237hp and 250lb-ft of torque and is estimated to achieve a best-in-class fuel economy of at least 31 mpg. That bests the Toyota Avalon by 2 mpg and the Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger by 4 mpg.

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The second engine choice is the standard 3.5L V6 that we’ve come to get used to in other Fords of the past that comes in the Taurus SE, SEL and Limited Series models. Complete with the addition of twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), the 3.5L V6 produces 290hp versus 263hp on the old model and 255lb-ft of torque.

Other upgrades include a new rear differential that helps save weight and boost fuel economy.

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Make the jump for the high-res image gallery from the 2011 New York Auto Show.

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– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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