Oh man, has Ford figured out a way to get us to post a long and boring video about their plans for creating a sustainable business with environmentally sustainable technology. They drag race the Taurus above against a DTS and 3-series Bimmer and manage to win
(though, no word on what powerplants in either the BMW or DTS). (we hear from Ford PR the Bimmer is powered by the 300 hp 3.0L twin turbo inline six and the Caddy has the 320 horsepower 4.6L Northstar V8.) This Taurus mule is fitted with an EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 3.5L engine, which is the future Ford technology that reduces emissions and increases power with lower displacement via turboboosting and direct gasoline injection.
This is the same engine that will be launched with the Lincoln MKS and should be good for 340 horsepower and 340 lb. ft of torque. If you don't want to sit through the lecture about EcoBoost fast forward to about 6:40 into the video.[YouTube via AutoBlog]