Undoubtedly the most significant "facelift"
of the "E" series Falcon was the "EF".
With the notable exception of the doors, the remaining
panels were all new, and now the luxury Fairmont and
versions could be distinguished by completely
different frontal treatments.
Mechanically, the EF utilized hydraulic engine mounts
in combination with a new crankshaft (containing 12 counterweights).
The Ford engineers were able to extract an extra 16 additional
kilowatts from an already efficient 4.0 litre engine.
With peak power of 157 kW (at 4900 rpm), this incarnation
of the Falcon six comes close to matching the 5.0 litre
V8's 165 kW!
Even the torque for the 6 was nearly compatible,
now being 357 Nm compared to 388 for the V8.