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2012 Ford Falcon FG MkII EcoBoost specifications announced

February 1, 2012

Ford Australia has released specifications on the new 2012 Ford Falcon FG MkII EcoBoost. The new turbocharged four-cylinder engine option will go on sale in April.

As previously speculated, the 2012 Ford Falcon FG MkII EcoBoost will feature a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It’s now announced it will produce 179kW of power at 5500rpm, and 353Nm of torque at 2000rpm.

Even though the engine is slightly down on power compared with the straight six, Australian media have tested prototypes for acceleration, clocking 7.2 seconds for the 0-100km/h run in the EcoBoost, versus 7.0 seconds for the current six.

Compared with the current 4.0-litre straight six (XT), power is down from 195kW, and torque is down from 391Nm. However, fuel efficiency is improved significantly, from 9.9L/100km to 8.1L/100km (8.5L/100km in the G6 due to the added weight of equipment).

This will make it the most fuel-efficient large Australian car on the market, undercutting the Holden Commodore 3.0-litre V6 consumption rating of 8.9L/100km, and the Toyota Aurion 3.5-litre V6 rating of 9.9L/100km.

Not only is the new 2012 Ford Falcon FG MkII EcoBoost the most fuel-efficient Falcon, it’s also the first four-cylinder Falcon, and, the first rear-wheel drive application of Ford’s global EcoBoost program. Look forward to our full review in the coming months.

The EcoBoost engine will be available in the Falcon XT, G6 and G6E as a no-cost option. Prices will start at $37,235 for the XT, $40,835 for the G6, and $46,735 for the luxury G6E.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.