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Ford XM Falcon

Ford XM Falcon Deluxe Sedan
Ford XM Falcon
Overview
Manufacturer
Ford Australia
Production
February 1964 – February 1965
Body and chassis
Body style
4-door Sedan
4-door  Station Wagon
2-door  Hardtop
2-door Coupé Utility
2-door Panel Van
Layout
FR
Powertrain
Engine
144ci (2.3L) Straight-6 OHV
170ci (2.8L) Straight-6 OHV
200ci (3.3L) Straight-6 OHV
Transmission
3-speed manual
2-speed automatic "Fordomatic"
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,781 mm (109.5 in)
Length
4,651 mm (183.1 in)
Width
1,793 mm (70.6 in)
Height
1,394 mm (54.9 in)
Curb weight
1,106 kg (2,438 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor
Ford XL Falcon
Successor
Ford XP Falcon
The Ford XM Falcon is a car which was produced by the Ford Australia between 1964 and 1965.

Introduction

The XM series Falcon range was introduced on 20 February 1964 replacing the XL series Falcon. The XM featured around 1,500 modifications over the XL, including numerous changes to the suspension which now featured stronger ball joints, new front upper wishbones, coil-over shock units and relocated rear spring-hangers. Also new were bigger axle shafts and tougher engine mounts. The vacuum operated windscreen wipers of the XL series were replaced by a two-speed electric motor unit and the seats were stronger with better quality upholstery.
Unlike previous Australian Falcons, the XM represented a significant departure from the contemporary US Ford Falcon models in terms of exterior styling.

Model range

The XM range consisted of eight passenger cars and four commercial vehicles.
  • Falcon Sedan
  • Falcon Deluxe Sedan
  • Falcon Futura Sedan
  • Falcon Deluxe Hardtop
  • Falcon Futura Hardtop
  • Falcon Station Wagon
  • Falcon Deluxe Station Wagon
  • Falcon Squire Wagon
  • Falcon Utility
  • Falcon Deluxe Utility
  • Falcon Panel Van
  • Falcon Deluxe Panel Van
The 2-door Hardtop models, which were new for the XM series, were released in July 1964.
Ford XM Falcon Hardtop
Ford XM Falcon Deluxe Wagon
Ford XM Falcon Utility
Ford XM Falcon Panel Van

Engines options

Three engines were available in the XM range.
  • “144” – a 144-cubic-inch (2.36-litre) inline six-cylinder
  • “Pursuit 170" – a 170-cubic-inch (2.78-litre) inline six-cylinder
  • "Super Pursuit" – a 200-cubic-inch (3.28-litre) inline six-cylinder
The “Pursuit 170” was standard equipment on Futura and Squire models and optional on other models. The “Super Pursuit”, which was new for the XM series, was optional on Deluxe, Futura and Squire models when combined with “Fordomatic Drive”, a 2-speed automatic transmission.

Production

47,039 examples of the XM series were produced prior to its replacement by the revised XP Falcon in March 1965.


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Last updated on 28 August 2014 at 04:53.

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