1992 Ford Taurus SHO Automatic

The Ford Taurus SHO is a front wheel drive car, with the engine mounted in the front, and a 4 door saloon bodyshell. Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 3.2 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engine, with 4 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 220 bhp (223 PS/164 kW) at 6000 rpm and 291 N·m (215 lb·ft/29.7 kgm) at 4800 rpm respectively. Power is transmitted to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic gearbox. Stated kerb weight is 1565 kg.

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1992 Ford Taurus SHO Automatic information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4877 mm
How heavy?
1565 kg
What size engine?
3.2 litre, 3191 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
223 PS / 220 bhp / 164 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
291 Nm / 215 ft.lb / 29.7 kgm @ 4800 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.5 s

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Ford Taurus SHO -
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1992 Ford Taurus SHO Automatic data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2692 mm 106 inches
Track/tread (front) 1565 mm 61.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1535 mm 60.4 inches
Length 4877 mm 192 inches
Width 1808 mm 71.2 inches
Height 1374 mm 54.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1565 kg 3450 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.32
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Yamaha
Engine code 99P
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3.2 litre
3191 cc
(194.727 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 92 × 80 mm
3.62 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 223 PS (220 bhp) (164 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 68.9 bhp/litre
1.13 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 291 Nm (215 ft·lb) (29.7 kgm)
at 4800 rpm
Specific torque 91.19 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.8:1
Fuel system EFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1146 kPa (166.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 531.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 142.53 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
104.83 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
140.58 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.54 kg/kW
15.93 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6.0 x 16
Wheel size rear 6.0 x 16
Tyres front 215/60 VR 16
Tyres rear 215/60 VR 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 254 mm
Rear brake diameter 254 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.69
Final drive ratio 3.77
general
Carfolio.com ID10967
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 31.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1992 Ford Taurus SHO Automatic added before December 1995.
Last modified 2015-08-16.