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Ford ED Falcon

Ford ED Falcon GLi wagon
 Ford ED Falcon
Overview
Manufacturer
Ford Australia
Also called
Ford ED Fairmont
Production
August 1993 – August 1994
Body and chassis
Body style
4-door sedan
5-door wagon
Powertrain
Engine
4.0L SOHC 148 kW (198 bhp) L6
4.0L SOHC 161 kW (216 bhp) L6
5.0L OHV 165 kW (221 bhp) V8
5.0L OHV 195 kW (261 bhp) V8
Dimensions
Wheelbase
Sedan: 2,794 mm (117.1 in)
Length
Sedan: 4,811 mm (189.4 in)
Wagon: 5,003 mm (197.0 in)
Width
1,857 mm (73.1 in)
Height
1,399 mm (55.1 in)
Curb weight
1,484kg (3,272 lb) GLi
1,584kg (3,492 lb) XR8 Sprint
Chronology
Predecessor
Ford EB Falcon
Successor
Ford EF Falcon
The Ford ED Falcon is an automobile which was produced by Ford Australia from 1993 to 1994. It replaced the Ford EB Falcon and was an evolution of that model.

Introduction

The Ford ED Falcon was introduced in August 1993 replacing the Ford EB Falcon, which had been released in July 1991. Although over 280 changes were made for the new model the most obvious visual difference was a new oval shaped grille. Falcon XR6 and Falcon XR8 models now featured a unique four headlight frontal treatment.

Specification Levels

Base Models

The ED Falcon range starts with the GLi, a fleet oriented model. GLi models were offered in both sedan and wagon forms and had the option of either a 4.0L SOHC straight six or 5.0L OHV push-rod V8. Each GLi had 14" steel wheels with wheel covers. Standard features included power steering, adjustable steering column, remote boot lid release, smart-lock remote keyless entry and immobilisation system, AM/FM radio/cassette and plastic fuel tank. GLi models were identified by the dark grey door handles, grill, mirrors and bumper inserts.
The Futura name plate was brought back replacing the "Falcon S" trim. Features the Futura offered over the GLi included body coloured door handles & mirrors, availability of 'Black Pearl' paintwork, demand wash-wipe feature on windscreen wipers (demand wipe only on GLi), ABS brakes, cruise control, full instrumentation pack (four ancillary gauges plus tachometer) with volt meter & oil pressure gauge, Digital clock, Lamps for ignition lock & map reading, 8 speaker Alpine sound system, carpeted door map pockets on front doors only, full cloth trim. Futura models shared the same engine and transmission options as the GLI with the exceptions of there being no manual transmission and no V8 option on the wagon.
Options on the base models included the choice of 15" or 16" (only available with sport suspension package) alloy wheels, sunroof, rear spoiler, cruise controls (GLI), trip computer, cabin fitted hand held fire-extinguisher, smart-lock integrated car alarm and air conditioning.

Model range

The ED Falcon was offered in 4-door sedan and 5-door wagon body styles in the following models.

  • Falcon GLi sedan
  • Falcon GLi wagon
  • Falcon Futura sedan
  • Falcon Futura wagon
  • Falcon XR6 sedan
  • Falcon XR6 wagon
  • Falcon XR8 sedan
  • Fairmont sedan
  • Fairmont wagon
  • Fairmont Ghia sedan

Fairmont and Fairmont Ghia models were not badged or marketed as Falcons.
Limited edition models released during the life of the ED Falcon included the following:

  • Falcon Classic
  • Falcon XR8 Sprint

Ford ED Fairmont Ghia Sedan
Ford ED Fairmont sedan
Ford ED Falcon XR8 Sprint sedan
Ford ED Falcon Futura sedan
Ford ED Falcon XR6 sedan

Production and replacement

Ford Australia replaced the ED Falcon with the EF Falcon in August 1994, with ED production having totaled 72,571 units.



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Last updated on 1 September 2014 at 02:25.

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