CAR Ford Falcon G6E Turbo review *pics*

m45

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May 2, 2005
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Under that soft flowing bonnet lies the same 270kW 362hp turbocharged power house fitted to the XR6T, which under full noise generates a 533Nm burst of torque from 2000rpm all the way to 4750 rpm - and what a noise it is, the euphonious force fed in-line six-cylinder sounds orchestral and remains deep, all the way to the red line.
Up back G6E Turbo loses the LSD fitted to its XR6T cousin, but given the more family orientated packaging this is probably a good thing. The final drive ratio comes in at 2.73:1 which makes for very economic highway cruising, in fact for my week of combined driving I managed an average of 11.6 litres per 100km. 20.5mpg
For the price, the G6E Turbo offers a level of performance unrivaled in an Australian built luxury sedan and what’s better still is that it won’t deplete the funds each time you fill up. Power, performance, poise and price … the G6E Turbo ticks all the boxes.
Full review here

http://www.caradvice.com.au/17031/2008-ford-g6e-turbo-review/

  • Engine: 3984cc DOHC six-cylinder (24 valve)
  • Power: 270kW @ 5250rpm
  • Torque: 533Nm @ 2000 - 4750rpm
  • Induction: Intercooled turbo & multi point
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic
  • Differential/Driven Wheels: 2.73:1 / Rear
  • Brakes: Disc with ABS, EBA & EBD
  • Top Speed: Not Tested
  • 0-100km/h: 5.18 seconds
  • 0-400m: 13.43 @ 173km/h
  • Fuel Consumption: 11.7 litres/100km (ADR)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 68 litres
  • Fuel Type: 98 RON petrol
  • ANCAP Rating: Five star
 

deusexaethera

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Jan 27, 2005
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I'm not surprised at the MPG, as much as I'd like to see it better than that. I can commute in my Passat for 2 weeks on a tank of gas, which adds up to about 25 miles per day, or 250 miles per 14-15 gallons. That works out to 16.7-17.9mpg.

If you want more MPGs, you gotta get a smaller car -- or a hybrid that can recapture its momentum and use it over again.

In other news, that's a phenomenal amount of torque for an engine that small. Long live forced-induction.
 

davesexplorer

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Oct 11, 2008
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I'm drooling. I wonder what ford can do to compete with the likes of the Pontiac G8, Charger SRT 8 etc. Maybe they are just sitting that segment out.. :(
 

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