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TAURUS GENERAL INFO PAGE

Body Styles




GENERATION 1 (1986-1991) AND GENERATION 2 (1992-1995)


MODEL
DESCRIPTION
PRODUCTION YEARS
MT5
2.5 Liter Inline 4, Manual Transmission. Only 90 Horsepower.
1986-1988
L
Had 3.0 V6 or 2.5 I4 / 3 Speed Auto Engine Options
1986-1993
GL
Had 2.5 Inline 4 / 3 Speed Auto, Or 3.0 or 3.8 v6 Engine Options
1986-1997
LX
Luxury Model. Had all options. Came in 3.0 or 3.8
1986-Present
SHO
Super High Output. Manual Had 3.0 V6, Auto Had 3.2 V6, Both Yamaha Engines
1989-Present
SE
Sports Edition. Has Vulcan or Duratec Engine (DOHC 3.0). 140hp/215lbs-ft
1995-Present

Thanks to Adam Smith for input.


Also, there was a VERY rare 1995 Sable LTS, which was completely loaded and had some different trim.





Thanks to SHO3point2@aol.com for input.




GENERATION 3 (1996-Present) Includes Same As Above




MODEL
DESCRIPTION
PRODUCTION YEARS
G
Base Model. Very Rare
1996-1997
SHO
1996+ Comes with V8
1989-Present



TAURUS WITH VULCAN 3.0 STATS




TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS




Wheelbase In Inches
106
Overall Length In Inches
192
Overall Width In Inches
70.7
Overall Height In Inches
54.1
Curb Weight
3118
Fuel Capacity In Gallons
16



Production Years
1986 - Present
Type
V6, 60 Degree OHV
Induction System
Electronic Multi-Port Fuel Injection
Engine Controls
Electronic Engine Control (EEC-IV) Computer
Displacement In Cubic Inches
182 CID
Valves
12
Horsepower
140 @ 4800rpms
Torque
160 @ 3000rpms
Description
Combustion chamber and intake valve port designs of the 3.0L engine were developed using input from Ford's European resources and computer-aided design technology. The process included the selection and testing of 12 different designs to determine the optimum configuration for high specific output and low specific fuel consumption. The configuration selected was a twin-squish compact chamber with a centrally located spark plug. Locating the spark plug in the center of the wedge shaped chamber allows high compression ratio of 9.25:1 using regular unleaded fuel. The induction system on the 3.0L V-6 is electronically controlled multiple-port fuel-injection that delivers a precise amount of fuel to the intake valves for good fuel mixing during the intake process.






I'm afraid I know nothing about the 3.8. Please send info and I'll post it.


Production Years on 3.8 = 1988 - Present

3.8 Horsepower = 140

3.8 Torque = 215

1995 Ended The 3.8 In Tauruses

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