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Re: VIDEO: Ford's Ecoboost Technology in detail or a Taurus smokes a STS and a 3 seri

Having driven one of these Taurus', I must say it is a blast to drive. It is just so effortless in it's acceleration and quiet too. Just simple blasts from point A to B in traffic, happen almost instantly. No waiting to rev, just near-instant thrust, and if the turbo's are already spooled up - look out!!

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Re: VIDEO: Ford's Ecoboost Technology in detail or a Taurus smokes a STS and a 3 seri

Its pretty funny to see those Luxo sedans spanked like that by the lowly Taurus.
But then again, we are talking of a Ford test by Ford.. I am glad they included the STS, if this was some Japanese company, Detroit would simply not exist

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Re: VIDEO: Ford's Ecoboost Technology in detail or a Taurus smokes a STS and a 3 seri

all you have to realize that the BMW 335xi weight MORE than the Taurus AWD by 80lbs - with the extra 40hp and 40ft.lbs and 80lbs of less weight to lug around, who is surprised?

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I just found out that the test video did include a V8 caddy and a boosted BMW.

Not sure of the expected 0-60 times for the Taurus, but seat of the pants felt like about 5.5 secs or slightly less. The Taurus I had driven did not have 340HP, and yes it had more.

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Good God! I can't wait for this system to launch...this will be a great way to boost Ford's CAFE rating to better meet the new government regs coming. Plus, add more fun to an already fun to drive line-up.

Imagine the EcoBoost I-4 in the newly revamped Fusion, or even a EcoBoost V6 in a Fusion Sport...Things are looking good!

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Re: VIDEO: Ford's Ecoboost Technology in detail or a Taurus smokes a STS and a 3 seri

That looked to me like a 5 series

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Re: VIDEO: Ford's Ecoboost Technology in detail or a Taurus smokes a STS and a 3 seri

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That looked to me like a 5 series
Very 3 . . .


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