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XW Falcon Specifications

Ford Falcon XW Sedan
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes A - L
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
Ford Colour Codes M -Z
  • Years of Manufacture: 1969 - 1970
  • Number Built: 105,785 (including GT)
  • Price at Introduction:
    • Falcon Sedan: $2320
    • Futura Automatic Sedan: $2830
    • Fairmont Wagon: $3530
  • Models:
    • Falcon Sedan
    • Falcon 500 Sedan
    • Futura Sedan
    • Fairmont Sedan
    • GT Sedan
    • Station Wagon
    • 500 Station Wagon
    • Fairmont Station Wagon
    • Utility
    • 500 Utility
    • Van
  • Date of Introduction:
    • June, 1969
  • To Identify:
    • Clever facelift of XR/XT models, so much so that many thought it an entirely new model
    • Round tail lights replaced by new square design
    • New grille set back and offset badge identification to passengers side
    • Wrap-around indicators and parking lamps sitting proud of headlamps
    • Extended rear roof pillars to give recessed rear windscreen effect
  • Body:
    • Unitary construction (Monocoque)
  • Exterior Dimensions:
    • Total Length: 184.6 inches (4689mm)
    • Total width: 73.6 inches (1869mm)
    • Height at kerb weight: 55.8 inches (1417mm)
    • Wheelbase: 111.0 inches (2819mm)
    • Front Track: 58.9 inches (1496mm)
    • Rear Track: 58.5 inches (1486mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Sedan: 2972lb (1348kg)
  • Fuel Tank:
    • 16.4 gallons (74.6 litres)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 36.6ft (11.2 metres)
  • Instruments:
    • Speedometer
    • Odometer
    • Petrol gauge
    • Temp gauge
    • Oil warning lamp
    • Alternator warning lamp
  • Transmission:
    • Manual (Six, 3 speed)
      • 1st: 2.95:1
      • 2nd: 1.69:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.67:1
    • Manual (V8, 3 speed)
      • 1st: 2.71:1
      • 2nd: 1.69:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 3.37:1
    • Manual (Six and V8, 4 speed; Top speed indicated for 302 V8)
      • 1st: 2.78:1 to top speed of 38 mph (61 km/h)
      • 2nd: 1.93:1 to top speed of 58 mph (93 km/h)
      • 3rd: 1.36:1 to top speed of 83 mph (134 km/h)
      • 4th: 1.00:1 to top speed of 114 mph (183 km/h)
      • Reverse: 2.78:1
    • 3S Automatic
      • 1st: 2.39:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
    • Cruisomatic Auto (Six)
      • 1st: 2.39:1
      • 2nd: 1.45:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.09:1
    • Cruisomatic Auto (V8)
      • 1st: 2.46:1
      • 2nd: 1.46:1
      • 3rd: 1.00:1
      • Reverse: 2.20:1
  • Clutch:
    • Single dry plate clutch , hydraulically operated (9.25" on Six, 10" on V8)
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 188ci Six and all Six Automatics: 3.50:1
    • 221ci Six Manual: 3.23:1
    • V8: 2.93:1
  • Engine/Transmission Combinations:
    • 188 Six available with manual 3 or 4 speed, or 3S automatic
    • 221 Six available with manual 3 or 4 speed, 3S automatic or Cruisomatic
    • V8 available with manual 3 or 4 speed or Cruisomatic
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • 10.5 seconds (302 V8 4 speed manual)
  • Standing Quarter Mile (400 metres):
    • 16.9 seconds (302 V8 4 speed manual)
  • 188 Six:
    • Capacity: 188 cubic inches (3.10 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Single throat downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.68 x 2.94 inches (93 x 75mm)
    • Power: 118bhp (88kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 180lb-ft (244Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
  • 221 Six:
    • Capacity: 221 cubic inches (3.60 litres)
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Single throat downdraft type carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.68 x 3.46 inches (93 x 88mm)
    • Power: 140bhp (104kw) at 4400rpm
    • Torque: 210lb-ft (285Nm) at 2400rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.3:1
  • 302 "Mustang" 5 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: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv with two valves per cylinder
    • Fuel System: Two barrel carburettor
    • Bore and Stroke: 4.00 x 3.00 inches (102 x 76mm)
    • Power: 220bhp (165kw) at 4600rpm
    • Torque: 300lb-ft (405Nm) at 2600rpm
    • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Six Cylinder: Single tail-pipe, zinc annealed type muffler
    • V8: Twin pipes
  • Suspension:
    • Front: Independent type with coil springs and hydraulic double acting shock absorbers, stabiliser bar
    • Rear: Live axle, semi-elliptic springs with hydraulic double acting shock absorbers
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball, ratio 14:1
    • Optional power steering, ratio 16:1
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Hydraulic 10 inch (254mm) drums
    • Note: Power assisted 11.25 inch (285.75mm) Girling disc brakes standard on Fairmont, optional on all other models
    • Rear: Hydraulic 10 inch (254mm) drums
  • Wheels:
    • Pressed steel disc wheels with safety rims
  • Tyres:
    • Six Sedans: 6.95 x 14 four-ply
    • V8 Sedans: 7.35 x 14 four-ply
    • Wagons, Utilities and Vans: 185 x 14 four-ply
    • Note: Radials optional on all models



    Ford turn's it all on, with new 6 and V8 power. Five transmissions including 4 on the Floor and T-Bar automatic. Bigger brakes, turbo-cooled power discs optional, the widest wide track. Come on, turn yourself on for the 70's, in bold new Falcon - by Ford.

    Also see:
    Falcon Identification
    Falcon XW Model Lineup
    Falcon XW/XY Options List
    Falcon XW GT Specifications

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