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13th October, 2014

Ford has announced the pricing* for the new Falcon XR8 sedan.

Falcon Vehicle Line Director, David Wilkinson, said the engineering team had worked hard to ensure the Falcon XR8 delivered the expected ride, handling and stopping power desired in a performance touring sedan.

“We’re very proud of the work that’s gone into the XR8,” he said. “We’ve brought the Boss 5.0-litre, supercharged all-aluminum V8 engine across to the XR Series and it’s the first time a performance V8 has been in the XR Series since 2010.”

Wilkinson said the development team wanted to deliver the ultimate handling performance for customers. “Compared to the last FG Falcon XR8, the 2014 Falcon XR8 has better turn-in, more rear grip, noticeably less body roll and an increased sense of control from behind the driver’s seat.”

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“Customers will also appreciate the levels of refinement in the new XR8.”

Ford has applied the best-of-the-best FPV GT RSPEC suspension on the Falcon XR8. In contrast to standard GT suspension, the XR8 gains:

  • Retuned rear dampers and springs
  • Larger rear stabiliser bar (up from 18 mm to 19 mm)
  • Retuned front dampers
  • Stiffer front upper spring mounts
  • Stiffer front upper control arm bushing
  • Front and rear suspension geometry adjusted to complement 275 rear tyres

The Boss 5.0-litre, supercharged 32-valve V8 features maximum power of 335 kW at 5,750 rpm and maximum torque of 570 Nm at 2,200-5,500 rpm.

To match the performance manner of the sporty sedan, the Ford Falcon XR8 features a range of upgrades, including front Brembo 4-piston calliper brakes and rear single-piston calliper brakes, high-specification cooling fan, limited slip differential, heavy duty battery and sports steering gear.

Apart from an upgraded brake package for Falcon XR8 customers, the exterior of the XR8 has been provided with strong visual differences over other XR Series models, with a performance ‘power’ bulge, quad-tipped exhaust system, power side exterior repeater mirrors and unique shadow-line 5-spoke 19-inch x 8.0 (front) / 9.0 (rear) alloy wheels. Front and rear parking sensors are also standard.

A new, bold colour, Victory Gold, is also available. Customers can also choose from: Winter White, Lightning Strike, Smoke, Vanish, Silhouette, Kinetic and Emperor.

Visually the distinctive ‘laser-cut’ slim headlamps and W-shaped Daytime Running Lights give the Falcon XR8 a purposeful stance, complemented by the performance design cues. At the back the new rear bumper with split tail lamps feature LED technology, complementing the new sculpted boot lid with rear spoiler and the quad exhaust system.

Inside is new perforated leather seat trim with grey inserts with contrasting Shadow trim on the headliner and upper areas of the cabin, alloy scuff plates, rain sensing wipers, Dual Zone Climate Control, Satellite navigation with Traffic Message Channel, Sports XR instrument cluster, Sports shifter, Sports seats, Sports pedals, Sports steering wheel, along with a rear reverse camera.

As with the rest of the new Falcon range, the XR8 gains the SYNC2™ system with an 8" high-resolution touch screen, Emergency Assistance, Digital Radio (DAB+) and Wi-Fi hotspot.

Again, like the entire Falcon range, the Falcon XR8 will come with myFord Capped Price Servicing as standard, which also includes the addition of state/territory motoring club membership and roadside assistance.

Ford Falcon XR8 sedan prices*

Falcon XR8 sedan


5.0L Petrol (manual)


5.0L Petrol (auto)




Prestige Paint


Tow Pack (1,600 kg rated)



* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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