2000 Ford Taurus LX, 2001 MY US

The Ford Taurus LX is a 4 door saloon (sedan) style car with a front positioned engine supplying power to the front wheels. Its 2.9 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder that develops 155 bhp (157 PS/116 kW) of power at 4900 rpm, and maximum torque of 251 N·m (185 lb·ft/25.6 kgm) at 3950 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed automatic gearbox. Its stated weight at the kerb is 1521 kg.

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Key facts

2000 Ford Taurus LX, 2001 MY US information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5019 mm
How heavy?
1521 kg
What size engine?
2.9 litre, 2931 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
157 PS / 155 bhp / 116 kW @ 4900 rpm
How much torque?
251 Nm / 185 ft.lb / 25.6 kgm @ 3950 rpm

Ford Taurus models

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4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2961 cm3 204 PS 201 bhp 150 kW 1503 kg
Ford Taurus Wagon -
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 4A 2967 cm3 204 PS 201 bhp 150 kW 1503 kg
Ford Taurus SE Wagon -
5 door estate/​station wagon FF 4A 2931 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1602 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3392 cm3 238 PS 235 bhp 175 kW 1592 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3392 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW 1621 kg

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2000 Ford Taurus LX data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2756 mm 108.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1565 mm 61.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1577 mm 62.1 inches
Length 5019 mm 197.6 inches
Width 1854 mm 73 inches
Height 1425 mm 56.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1521 kg 3353 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 2.9 litre
2931 cc
(178.861 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 78.7 mm
3.5 × 3.1 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.13
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 157 PS (155 bhp) (116 kW)
at 4900 rpm
Specific output 52.9 bhp/litre
0.87 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 251 Nm (185 ft·lb) (25.6 kgm)
at 3950 rpm
Specific torque 85.64 Nm/litre
1.04 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.28:1
Fuel system SMPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1076.1 kPa (156.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 488.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 103.32 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
75.99 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
101.91 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 13.16 kg/kW
21.98 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 I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front P215/60 R 16
Tyres rear P215/60 R 16
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.69
Final drive ratio 3.77
general
Carfolio.com ID116864
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2000 Ford Taurus LX added 2003-12-22.
Last modified 2013-03-20.