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Falcon XF Technical Specifications

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XF Falcon Specifications

Ford Falcon XF Sedan
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1984 - 1988
  • Number Built: 278,101
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Falcon GL Sedan: $12,007
    • Fairmont Sedan: $15,042
    • Fairmont Ghia: $19,857
    • Falcon GL wagon: $12,835
    • Fairmont wagon: $16,214
  • Models:
    • Falcon GL Sedan
    • Fairmont Sedan
    • Fairmont Ghia Sedan
    • Falcon GL Wagon
    • Fairmont Wagon
    • Utility
    • Van
  • Date of Introduction:
    • 19th October, 1984
  • To Identify:
    • Final revision of the fouth generation Falcon, continuing with the rounded wrap-over nose appearance
    • Grille with four horizontal slats featuing the Ford emblem in the centre
    • Front and rear wrap-around bumpers with black body style side protection moulding
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 4774mm
    • Total width: 1860mm
    • Height at kerb weight: 1367mm
    • Wheelbase: 2829mm
    • Front Track: 1550mm
    • Rear Track: 1525mm
  • Kerb Weight:
    • 1333kg
  • Fuel Tank:
    • 66.0 litres (50 litre tank optional)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 11.0 metres
  • Instruments:
    • Falcon:
      • Speedometer
      • Odometer
      • Temp gauge
      • Digital clock
      • Oil warning lamp
      • Alternator warning lamp
    • Falcon S:
      • Speedometer
      • Odometer
      • Tachometer
      • Electronic flourescent display incorporating digital clock and dual function bar graph displaying temperature and fuel level, then via button the same bar graphs display battery voltage and oil pressure
      • Oil warning lamp
      • Alternator warning lamp
    • Fairmont Ghia:
      • Full electronic display for;
      • Speedometer
      • Tachometer
      • Fuel
      • Temperature
      • Oil pressure
      • Voltmeter
      • Trip meter
      • 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: 3.47:1
      • 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: 3.47:1
      • 2nd: 1.96:1
      • 3rd: 1.26:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • 5th: 0.79:1
      • Reverse: 3.37:1
    • Manual (4.1 and 4.1 EFI, 4 speed Borg Warner)
      • 1st: 3.50:1
      • 2nd: 2.00:1
      • 3rd: 1.43:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.47:1
    • Manual (4.1 litre, 5 speed Borg Warner from October 1986)
      • 1st: 3.50:1
      • 2nd: 2.14:1
      • 3rd: 1.39:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • 5th: 0.78:1
      • Reverse: 3.39:1
    • Manual (Longreach, 5 speed Borg Warner)
      • 1st: 3.25:1
      • 2nd: 1.99:1
      • 3rd: 1.29:1
      • 4th: 1.00:1
      • 5th: 0.72:1
      • Reverse: 3.15:1
    • 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 (Longreach; 4 speed)
      • 1st: 2.39:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • 4th: 0.68:1
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single dry plate clutch, spring, cable operated
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 3.3 and 4.1 litre: 2.77:1
    • 3.3 and 4.1 litre (after October 1986): 2.92:1
    • 3.3 litre ute and van: 3.50:1
    • Longreach: 3.27:1
    • XR6 ute: 3.45:1
  • 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 speed manual (utility and van only), 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
    • October 1986: 4.1 litre carburettor and EFI available with 5 speed manual
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 4.1 litre carburettor: 12.1 seconds
    • 4.1 litre EFI: 9.5 seconds
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 4.1 litre carburettor: 18.5 seconds
    • 4.1 litre EFI: 16.6 seconds
  • 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 4100rpm
    • Torque: 240Nm at 2300rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.15:1
  • 3.3 litre "Alloy Head" Six - Unleaded:
    • 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: 88kw at 4000rpm
    • Torque: 235Nm at 2200rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.66:1
  • 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: 103kw at 3750rpm
    • Torque: 316Nm at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.35:1
  • 4.1 litre "Alloy Head" EFI 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: EEC 4 fuel injection
    • Bore and Stroke: 93 x 99mm
    • Power: 120kw at 4000rpm
    • Torque: 333Nm at 3000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
  • 4.1 litre "Alloy Head" Six - Unleaded (from February 1986):
    • 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: 97.5kw at 3600rpm
    • Torque: 316Nm at 3000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
  • 4.1 litre "Alloy Head" EFI Six - Unleaded (from February 1986):
    • 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: EEC 4 fuel injection
    • Bore and Stroke: 93 x 99mm
    • Power: 121kw at 4000rpm
    • Torque: 325Nm at 3000rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt negative earth
    • High output breakerless electronic ignition distributor system with integral control module. Centrifugal and vacuum spark advance mechanism
  • Exhaust:
    • Cast iron exhaust manifold with aluminised front expansion chamber, mid-mounted muffler and rear pipe
  • 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
    • Country Ride: Optional Heavy Duty suspension, 15% increase to spring rate, 18mm increase in ride height on sedans and wagons, heavy duty shock absorbers
    • Sports handling Suspension: 15% increase to spring rate, 10mm decrease in ride height, front stabiliser increased from 22mm to 24mm
  • 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, 2.4 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
    • Note: From October 1986 all models fitted with all-round disc brakes
  • 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 S14
    • Falcon Ute, Van, Gl Wagon, Fairmont Wagon: ER78 S14
    • Fairmont Ghia: Michelin 205/65 HR 15
    • Optional ER70 H14, P195/75, SR14, P215/65 HR14



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