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The Blue Oval company has announced this week that the Taurus-based Interceptor Sedan is now available with a 3.7-liter twin-independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) engine that generates 305 hp (227 kW) and 279 lb-ft (378 Nm) of torque. With this engine, the all-wheel drive sedan can return 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the combined cycle.

It is the same engine utilized for the Ford Police Interceptor Utility, a vehicle which is based on the Explorer. The power unit is slotted above the existing 3.5-liter flex fuel unit that produces 285 hp (212 kW) and below the twin-turbocharged EcoBoost 3.5-liter that pumps out 365 hp (272 kW).

Ford mentioned in the press release that the horsepower and torque ratings are the biggest of any naturally-aspirated V6 engines available for pursuit-rated sedans.

Gallery: Ford Interceptor Sedan receives 3.7-liter Ti-VCT engine

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