EL Falcon - GLi specs:

Summary:
The EL Falcon was without a doubt the best looking base model Falcon (in standard form that is) since the XY.  Strangely, Ford chose to use the GLi/Futura as the basis for it's V8 Supercar Racing efforts - a decision surely chosen to give it's base models more street cred.  Which of course is good news for anybody choosing the GLi & Futura as their starting point - with very little face lost and potential unlimited for improving the look, sound and performance of their chosen steed.  Although not impossible to find, V8 GLi's were a rare breed and in their standard form, hardly worth having with only 8 extra Kilowatts to haul around the extra weight of the V8.  - Then there was the decreased handling due to such a heavy lump up front...

But include Tickford's sports suspension package and at least part of the V8's disadvantage dis-appeares!  With today's modern electronics, buying a car with a V8 already installed has definite advantages too when considering converting a 6 into an 8.  Still, Ford's SOHC six responds well to modifications and presents a very real alternative to the heavier, thirstier alternative.

As a second hand vehicle, the EL GLi exemplifies the saying "so much car for so little money", bringing with it traditional Falcon qualities such as exceptional comfort levels, great highway cruisability and safety levels simply not possible in anything short of a car this size.  As such, changes introduced at EL have ensured a more stylish car than the EF GLi - and one that has aged (looks wise) much better as well.  If your budget only stretches so far, and you simply must have a late model vehicle, then you can't really do much better than this...

INDEX:

 

 

Please Note: All items listed in italics are changed compared to the EF GLi.
 
 
Full Specification Listing:

Engine:
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4.0 litre SOHC (single over head cam) inline 6 cylinder:
  • 157kW @ 4900 rpm.
  • 357Nm @ 3000 rpm.
  • Bore & Stroke - 92.26 x 99.3mm.
  • Compression Ratio - 9.3:1
  • Multi point sequential fuel injection.
  • Distributor style electronically controlled ignition system.
  • Fuel required: regular unleaded petrol.
  • Alloy cylinder head.
  • Cast iron block.
  • 8 counterweighted crankshaft.
  • Alloy rocker cover.
  • Laminated pressed steel sump.
  • Dual resonance intake manifold.
  • Serpentine accessory drive belt for quietness & reliability.


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 (kg)
  • Fuel Capacity (litres)
  • RRP at time of release:

 

Sedan:

4906
1453
1861
2791
1566
1547
919
1196

Sedan:

974
1081
1518
1495
975
992
1512

Sedan:

1536
68
$25,594.

 

Wagon:

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

Wagon:

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

Wagon:

1600.
72.


Fuel Economy (factory figures in litres/100km when new):(back to index)
Engine/Gearbox/Bodystyle.City Cycle.Highway Cycle.
4.0 MP EFI manual GLi Sedan.12.07.6
4.0 MP EFI auto GLi Sedan.12.57.4
4.0 MP EFI manual GLi Wagon.12.07.6
4.0 MP EFI auto GLi Wagon.12.57.6
5.0 MP EFI auto GLi Sedan14.59.0

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