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Old 08-03-2004, 20:33   #1 (permalink)
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New Falcon Engine ???

All, came across this interesting article at : here you go http://www.************.com/forum/i...topic=12137&hl=

Is this copperhead ?

Engine specs:
Power: 220kW @ 7200rpm
Torque: 460Nm @ 4600rpm (400Nm from 1200rpm)
Bore: 94mm
Stroke: 96mm
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Configuration: Inline 6
Construction: Lightweight Alloy Block and Head, Iron Sleeved Bores, Forged Steel Crankshaft and Rods
Firing Order: 153624
Valve Actuation: 4 Valves per Cylinder, Infinitely Variable Solenoid Actuated Valves
Fuel: Sequential Petrol or LPG Injection
Ignition: Crank Angle Sensor, Coil on Plug, 6 Knock Sensors
Features: Piston Cooling Oil Jets, Electronic Water Pump, Continuously Variable Length Intake Runners, Ceramic Coated Tuned Length Exhaust Headers, Drive-By-Wire

That equates to 3,997 CCs


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When asked why this motor has been such a well kept secret until now new Ford Australia Boss Tom Gorman said that a separate division was created for this motor with part of the development work being done in the US. “We wanted the BA motor to be a quick freshen up on the existing iron block 4.0L to hold us out until it was ready. The new motor, however, was developed secretly and has run ahead of schedule, so we have decided to release it in the upcoming all new Falcon. It is big news for Ford Australia and is a motor ahead of it’s time – we weren’t expecting this to be ready until much later.”
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Old 08-03-2004, 20:35   #2 (permalink)
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Re: New Falcon Engine ???

If that went in the N/A XR6... and really did make 400Nm from 1200rpm... I think it would make the XR6 Turbo seem like poor value, and thats saying something!
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Woohoo, all alloy block! Now thats going to be a huge improvement all round! Suddenly the BA appeals to me agian!

7200rpm? Thats a hell of a lot of revs for a 4L engine.
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Solenoid valves.....mmmmmm at last Ford Australia is at the front of something world wide.

If it's true of course.
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Sounds like a great motor,....... But its only a rumour remember

Anyone for a V10?

IMO cant see that sort of technology (Solenoid Valves) in a falc in the near future. Alloy Block is definatly a possibility soon though.
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Woohoo, all alloy block! Now thats going to be a huge improvement all round! Suddenly the BA appeals to me agian!

7200rpm? Thats a hell of a lot of revs for a 4L engine.
The old M5 was a 4 litre 6 that had a rev limit of 7000rpm and this was producing 204Kw and this was like 10 years ago...
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The thing about that 4.0 which would totally crush the old M5, is its torque. 460Nm peak at 4600rpm, and 400Nm from 1200rpm. At 1200rpm, it's making more torque then that M5 was at its peak! Gotta love that.
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When asked why this motor has been such a well kept secret until now new Ford Australia Boss Tom Gorman said that a separate division was created for this motor with part of the development work being done in the US. “We wanted the BA motor to be a quick freshen up on the existing iron block 4.0L to hold us out until it was ready. The new motor, however, was developed secretly and has run ahead of schedule, so we have decided to release it in the upcoming all new Falcon. It is big news for Ford Australia and is a motor ahead of it’s time – we weren’t expecting this to be ready until much later.”
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So is this in reference to the BA MkII due in October or the All New Falcon in late 2006? (BB BC....)
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The old M5 was a 4 litre 6 that had a rev limit of 7000rpm and this was producing 204Kw and this was like 10 years ago...
Yep certainly good for its time but what about torque?
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That'd be cool if it got in the Falcon
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