FPV Launches its F6 E
5th August, 2009
Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) has revealed the
latest addition to their FG range, with the unveiling of the all-new FPV F6 E.
Originally launched as a concept vehicle earlier this year, the F6 E has been designed to
satisfy calls from the market for more performance based executive vehicles.
"The F6 E will cater for the corner of the market - in particular executives - that want the
performance and dynamics of the F6 with some added luxury appointments and subdued styling"
FPV General Manager Rod Barrett said.
“Feedback from our customers leaves us confident that the F6 E will be a hit with those
looking for something more from their performance vehicle,” Barrett added.
Powered by the high performance 4.0 litre turbo-charged DOHC 24 valve in-line six, the F6 E
produces maximum power of 310 kW at 5,500 rpm and maximum torque of 565 Nm across the range from
1,950 to 5,200 rpm.
The new F6 E features the ZF six-speed high-torque automatic transmission with Sequential
Sports Shift as standard and boasts a fuel economy figure of 12.1 L/100 km.
The F6 E receives performance 355 x 32 mm cross-drilled and ventilated front rotors with Brembo
6-piston callipers and 330 x 28 mm cross-drilled and ventilated rear rotors with Brembo 4-piston
calliper as standard.
“The styling of the F6 E differentiates itself from its F6 sibling through the use of a
softer colour palette and more luxurious finishes and trim," Barrett said.
“As opposed to the overtly sporty F6, the F6 E is more subtle, with striking chrome accents
and a refined lip spoiler replacing the bright colours, and large rear wings found on the other
models – the colour coding of the ‘racoon-eyes’ also helps the F6 E to keep a
The upper radiator and lower bumper grille mesh are finished in black chrome, while the front
driving lamps are highlighted with a high chrome bezel and complemented by full body coloured
The new FPV badge takes centre stage on both the front and rear of the vehicle and the new F6
E badge features on the rear and side panels.
The 19-inch wheel design was custom matched to the F6 E’s premium Brembo brake package and
the ‘shadow chrome’ alloy finish completes an understated yet stylish exterior package.
The F6 E is available in a subtle exterior palette of nine colours - Winter White, Silhouette,
Lightning Strike, Velvet, Sensation, Steel, Ego, Seduce and the new Mystic.
Inside the cabin, the F6 E features luxury FPV seats in shadow leather with the F6 E logo
embossed on the head restraints.
The interior environment of the F6 E is charcoal and receives a dark walnut
wood grain finish
on the dashboard as well as the doors.
The interior is packed with features to ensure a premium driving experience, including a
sports leather steering wheel with cruise control and audio mounted switches, dual zone temperature
control air conditioning, front and rear power windows, and memory adjustable pedals with alloy
Sports performance maintains ride comfort
“The F6 E gives increased response to the accelerator pedal throughout the rev range, but
also provides around town driveability due to better access to torque,” FPV Head of Powertrain
Engineering Bernie Quinn said.
The automatic transmission has a cylinder cut feature during wide open throttle gear changes,
which shortens the ‘torque off, torque-back-on’ time between gear changes, enhancing the wide open
throttle performance feel.
“The result is a vehicle with outstanding performance, better engine response and fuel
efficiency, and improved operating performance under all conditions.”
“The F6 E has an improved turn-in response and linearity, better steering precision and
stability mid-corner and a reduced roll rate, which all work to deliver a smooth and controlled
ride,” Quinn explained.
The FPV performance independent double wish bone front suspension and performance control
independent rear suspension teamed up with the new Sachs mono-shock damper provides the perfect
balance between a firm, dynamic sports performance feel and maintaining ride comfort while
Safety is standard in the F6 E
The F6 E is equipped with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and side curtain airbags, both of which are
now standard across the entire FPV range.
In addition, the F6 E also features a reverse parking camera and reverse sensing system as standard.
Other safety features include Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), and 4-channel Anti lock Braking
System (ABS), driver and passenger airbags and Beltminder technology for both the driver and passenger.
The F6 E is protected by a remote alarm and FPV’s ID Datadot identification.
The new FPV F6 E is priced at $79,740*.
*This is the manufacturer's list price for the vehicle only. A number of other components, including a
dealer delivery fee, stamp duty, registration, compulsory third party (CTP) insurance and other statutory
charges may be payable by a customer in relation to the purchase of this vehicle. These additional charges
are not included in the price. Interested parties should contact an FPV dealer for a "drive-away"