EF Falcon XR specs:

Summary:
Retained for a third model running, by now the XR had become an entrenched part of the Ford family - with more differentiation than ever from the more common Falcon models.  While the Commodore S and SS looked like tarted up family models, the XR took on a life of it's own with it's distinctive quad headlamp treatment giving added credence to both XR6 & XR8 models.  Despite Ford's insistence that it was created to compete directly with GM's S & SS, the ambience emitted by Tickford's top line model drew many undue comparisons to HSV's much more expensive offerings - a credit to Ford & Tickford's stylists and the packaging of the XR6.  Keeping the ED's pure gun-barrel head light treatment, the EF XR took on the lower spec'd models no-grill treatment in a move that was loved by some and hated by others (mostly Holden owners).

The EF presented (for the first time since the XC Falcon of 1976 - 1979) a different bonnet to that of the non-sporting models.  Featuring it's very own distinctive styled 'vents', these were unfortunately more for aesthetic purposes than anything else although allow plenty of scope for those with the talent and creativity necessary to produce functional items.  Available in both sedan and wagon (a move that would not be repeated for some years to come), the XR6 wagon became a somewhat special find - and totally under rated - on the second hand car market, with many being treated with nowhere near the respect they deserved.   -Which is a real pitty, considering the usefulness and stylishness of the Falcon XR6 wagon - a much missed addition to the Falcon range.  Why there was never a XR8 wagon is a mystery - especially considering the similiar power outputs.  Unfortunately the XR6 wagon had ceased to be offered by the time the EF2 had been released.

Feature wise, the XR range came complete with most items included in the Futura, providing a wide spectrum of features and giving a truly enjoyable vehicle to drive and live with.  While both the XR6 and XR8 recieved minor power upgrades for the EF model, in stock form it was the six that shone most brightly being quicker both in through the twisty stuff and in a straight line due mainly to it's lower weight and similiar power characteristics.  While being a bitter pill to swallow for most V8 fanatics, it meant the 5.0 litre V8 was wonderfully under developed leaving it ripe for performance enhancing mods.  For a more in-detail look at what made the XR6 & XR8 - including a complete specification listing - read on:

XR vs. Futura - what you got for your money:

INDEX:

Please Note: All items listed in italics are changed compared to the ED XR6 & XR8.
 
 
Full Specification Listing:

XR6 Engine:  (back to index)

4.0 litre SOHC (single over head cam) inline 6 cylinder:


Gearbox:  (back to index)

Brakes:   (back to index)

Suspension:   (back to index)
Front:

Rear (Sedan): 


Rear (XR6 Wagon - Series 1 only):



Steering:   (back to index)
Wheels & Tyres:   (back to index) Safety Items:   (back to index)


Glass / Windows / Visual Equipment:   (back to index)


Identification:   (back to index)


Exterior:   (back to index)

Lights:   (back to index)


Security:   (back to index)


Interior:   (back to index)


Cargo Area:   (back to index)


Towing:   (back to index)

Dimensions & Capacities not yet listed:   (back to index)
Exterior (mm):
Dimension:
  • Overall length
  • Overall height
  • Overall width
  • Wheelbase
  • Front Track
  • Rear Track
  • Front Overhang
  • Rear Overhang
Interior (mm):
  • Front Headroom
  • Front Legroom
  • Front Shoulder Room
  • Front Hip Room
  • Rear Headroom
  • Rear Legroom
  • Rear Shoulder Room
General specs:
  • Kerb weight XR6 (kg)
  • Fuel Capacity (litres)
Sedan:

4906
1453
1861
2791
1566
1547
919
1196

Sedan:

974
1081
1518
1495
975
992
1512

Sedan:

1536
68

 

Wagon:

5042
1529.
1856.
2923.
1566.
1547.
919.
1201.

Wagon:

982.
1081.
1518.
1495.
1039.
992.
1517.

Wagon:

1600.
72.

Base recommended retail price for the XR6 manual at release in 1994? Try $35,584.

Fuel Economy (factory figures in litres/100km when new):   (back to index)

Engine/Gearbox/Bodystyle.

4.0 MP EFI manual XR6 Sedan.
4.0 MP EFI auto XR6 Sedan.
4.0 MP EFI manual XR6 Wagon.
4.0 MP EFI auto XR6 Wagon.
5.0 MP EFI auto XR8 Sedan.
5.0 MP EFI manual XR8 Sedan

City Cycle.

12.0
12.5
12.0
12.5
14.5
14.5

Highway Cycle.

7.6
7.4
7.6
7.6
9.0
9.0

 

Performance:   (back to index)

Engine/Gearbox/Bodystyle:

4.0 MP EFI manual XR6 Sedan.
4.0 MP EFI auto XR6 Sedan.
4.0 MP EFI manual XR6 Wagon.
4.0 MP EFI auto XR6 Wagon.
5.0 MP EFI auto XR8 Sedan.
5.0 MP EFI manual XR8 Sedan

Speed Range:
0 - 100kph
7.6 seconds


 

 

Standing 400m:

15.5 seconds
 

 

 
Source:

Ford Media Release /
Street Machine Magazine, p41 Dec '94.

 

 


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