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XE Falcon Specifications

Ford Falcon XE Sedan
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
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  • Years of Manufacture: 1982 - 1984
  • Number Built: 193,890
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Falcon GL Sedan: $9758
    • Fairmont Sedan: $12,136
    • Fairmont Ghia: $15,587
    • Falcon GL wagon: $10,393
    • Fairmont wagon: $12,892
  • Models:
    • Falcon GL Sedan
    • Fairmont Sedan
    • Fairmont Ghia Sedan
    • Falcon GL Wagon
    • Fairmont Wagon
    • Utility
    • Van
  • Date of Introduction:
    • 11th March, 1982
  • To Identify:
    • First revision of the fouth generation Falcon, featuring a new nose and tail-lights
    • Sloping front "wrap-over" bonnet reduces size of grille, and accentuates headlights
    • Ford badge re-located from centre of grille to front on bonnet
    • Wrap around indicators and taillights have black inserts
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 4737mm
    • Total width: 1860mm
    • Height at kerb weight: 1374mm
    • Wheelbase: 2818mm
    • Front Track: 1559mm
    • Rear Track: 1527mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 1320kg
  • Fuel Tank:
    • 77.0 litres
  • Turning Circle:
    • 11.5 metres
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Odometer
    • Econometer (Tachometer on Fairmont, Fairmont Ghia)
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temp gauge
    • Oil warning lamp
    • Alternator warning lamp
    • Digital clock
  • Transmission:
    • Manual (3.3 and 4.1 litre six, 3 speed Borg Warner)
      • 1st: 2.95:1
      • 2nd: 1.69:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.67:1
    • Manual (3.3 litre six, 4 speed Borg Warner)
      • 1st: 3.24:1
      • 2nd: 1.96:1
      • 3rd: 1.26:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.37:1
    • Manual (3.3 litre six, 5 speed Borg Warner)
      • 1st: 3.24:1
      • 2nd: 1.96:1
      • 3rd: 1.26:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • 5th: 0.79:1
      • Reverse: 3.37:1
    • Manual (4.1 litre six sedans, 4 speed Borg Warner)
      • 1st: 3.43:1 to top speed of 63 km/h
      • 2nd: 1.99:1 to top speed of 105 km/h
      • 3rd: 1.43:1 to top speed of 146 km/h
      • 4th: 1.00:1 to top speed of 171 km/h
      • Reverse: 3.29:1
    • Manual (4.1 litre six wagons, 4 speed Borg Warner)
      • 1st: 3.45:1
      • 2nd: 1.99:1
      • 3rd: 1.43:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.29:1
    • Manual (EFI 4.1 litre six wagons, 4 speed Borg Warner)
      • 1st: 3.06:1
      • 2nd: 1.84:1
      • 3rd: 1.32:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.04:1
    • Manual (5.8 litre V8, 4 speed Borg Warner)
      • 1st: 2.36:1
      • 2nd: 1.78:1
      • 3rd: 1.27:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.47:1
    • Manual (5.8 litre V8, 4 speed; Top speed indicated for Falcon ESP Ghia)
      • 1st: 2.46:1 to top speed of 79 km/h
      • 2nd: 1.78:1 to top speed of 109 km/h
      • 3rd: 1.27:1 to top speed of 152 km/h
      • 4th: 1.00:1 to top speed of 195 km/h
      • Reverse: 2.47:1
    • Automatic (3.3 and 4.1 litre Six; Borg Warner 35-3)
      • 1st: 2.39:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
    • Automatic (4.9 litre V8; C4-3)
      • 1st: 2.46:1
      • 2nd: 1.46:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.20:1
    • Automatic (5.8 litre V8; Ford FMX-3)
      • 1st: 2.40:1
      • 2nd: 1.47:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.00:1
  • Clutch:
    • 3.3 and 4.1 litre: Single dry plate clutch, spring, cable operated
    • 4.9 and 5.8 litre: Twin dry plate, hydraulically operated
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.3 litre Six: 2.77:1, 2.92:1, 3.23:1
    • 4.1 litre Six: 2.53:1, 2.77:1, 2.92:1, 3.23:1
    • 4.9 litre V8: 2.92:1
    • 5.8 litre V8: 2.77:1, 2.92:1
    • Ute and Van: 3.50:1
  • Engine/Transmission Combinations:
    • 3.3 litre Six available with 3, 4 or 5 speed manual or 3 speed automatic
    • 4.1 litre Six (carburettor) available with 3 or 4 speed manual or 3 speed automatic
    • 4.1 litre Six (EFI) available with 4 speed manual or 3 speed automatic
    • 4.9 litre V8 available with manual 3 speed automatic
    • 5.8 litre V8 available with manual 4 speed or automatic
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 8.9 seconds (5.8 litre)
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 16.3 seconds (5.8 litre)
  • 3.3 litre "Alloy Head" Six:
    • Capacity: 200 cubic inches (3.273 litres)
    • Type: Alluminium Alloy cross-flow pushrod valve actuation, chain driven camshaft, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Bottom end: Seven bearing crankshaft
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Weber ADM twin venturi downdraft, sequential throttle, fixed jet carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 93 x 80mm
    • Power: 90kw at 2500rpm
    • Torque: 230Nm at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.15:1
  • 4.1 litre "Alloy Head" Six:
    • Capacity: 250 cubic inches (4.10 litres)
    • Type: Alluminium Alloy cross-flow pushrod valve actuation, chain driven camshaft, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Bottom end: Seven bearing crankshaft
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Weber ADM twin venturi downdraft, sequential throttle, fixed jet carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 93 x 99mm
    • Power: 111kw at 4000rpm
    • Torque: 325Nm at 2800rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
  • 4.9 litre V8:
    • Capacity: 302 cubic inches (4.95 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders in vee
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Cast iron cross-flow with hydraulic valve actuation
    • Fuel System: Carter thermoquad four barrel progressive automatic choke carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 102 x 76mm
    • Power: 140kw at 4500rpm
    • Torque: 344Nm at 3200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • 5.8 litre V8:
    • Capacity: 351 cubic inches (5.75 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders in vee
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Cast iron cross-flow with hydraulic valve actuation
    • Fuel System: Two barrel carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 102 x 89mm
    • Power: 149kw at 4300rpm
    • Torque: 415Nm at 3000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.9:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • High output breakerless electronic ignition distributor system with integral control module. Centrifugal and vacuum spark advance mechanism
  • Exhaust:
    • Six Cylinder: Single tail-pipe
    • V8: Twin pipes
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent short/long arm. Progressive rate coil springs mounted on upper arm. Twin tube telescopic shock absorber. Bilstein single tube gas filled with ESP option) mounted coaxially with thre rear coil spring, stabiliser bar
    • Rear (Sedan only): Four trailing arms with Watts linkage. Coil type springing (with multiple rate) mounted on rear axle. Twin tube telescopic shock absorber Bilstein single tube gas filled with ESP option) mounted coaxially with thre rear coil spring, stabiliser bar.
    • Rear (Wagons, Ute's, Van's) Conventional semi-elliptic leaf
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball, ratio 20:1 (5 turns lock-to-lock)
    • Optional power steering, recirculating ball, hydrauclically assisted with variable ratio from 17:1 straight ahead to 11:1 at full lock, 2.6 turns lock-to-lock
  • Brakes:
    • Split circuit hydraulic system
    • Power assisted dual circuit booster
    • Alloy master cylinder with integral pressure proportioning valve and pressure differential switch
    • Front: Ventilated disc 286 x 24mm single piston, self adjusting floating caliper
    • Rear:
      • GL and Fairmont: 254 x 44mm self-adjusting dual servo drums
      • Fairmont Ghia (optional on other models): Ventilated disc 286 x 24mm single piston, self adjusting floating caliper
      • Swept area: 720 square cm
  • Wheels:
    • 5.50 x 14 steel
    • 6.00 x 14 steel
    • 6.00 x 14 alloy
    • 7.00 x 15 alloy
  • Tyres (steel belted radial):
    • Falcon, Falcon GL, Fairmont Sedan: CR78 H14
    • Falcon Ute, Van, Gl Wagon, Fairmont Wagon: ER78 S14
    • Fairmont Ghia: Michelin 205/70 HR 15 XVS or VR 15 XDX



    In the race to provide a better combination of space and comfort, performance and economy, the Ford Falcon has always done well. Now with the new Falcon subtle changes have been made outside, significant changes made inside.

    The Allloy Head II engine incorporates a viscous clutch fan reducing engine lag, a two stage carburettor metres fuel more accurately, more efficiently. And an option 5 speed transmission is available for the 3.3 litre engine. The result - the new Falcon's economy figures are excellent for a 6 cylinder car, and comperable with several 4 cylinder cars.

    Falcon's completely new watts-link rear suspension system with 6 bar linkage and coil springs provides a smoother ride and safer road holding, through better control.

    If you have a driving ambition to enjoy these new levels of economy and road holding, and stay with the space and comfort you know, then remember this. Now more than ever, Falcon is the answer.

    Also see:

    Falcon Identification

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