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by Matt Brogan

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) today officially revealed the latest addition to their FG range, with the unveiling of the all-new F6 E.

Setting a new benchmark for luxury and performance, today’s launch of the F6 E ends months of public speculation of “will they or won’t they”.

Originally launched as a concept vehicle at the Melbourne International Motor Show earlier this year, the F6 E has been designed to satisfy calls from the market for more performance based executive vehicles.

“We launched this car at the Melbourne Motor Show as a concept vehicle and the expressions of interest in it have been enough to warrant us to go into a production run of the vehicle as a full-time addition to the range,” FPV General Manager Rod Barrett said.

“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.

“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,” he said.

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 bumpers.

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.

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Powered by the high performance 4.0-litre, turbocharged, DOHC, 24-valve, in-line six, the F6 E produces maximum power of 310kW at 5500rpm and maximum torque of 565Nm across the range from 1950 to 5200rpm.

It is mated exclusively to the ZF six-speed automatic transmission to return a fuel economy figure of 12.1L/100km.

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F6 E also receives performance 355 x 32mm cross-drilled and ventilated front rotors with Brembo six-piston calipers and 330 x 28mm cross-drilled and ventilated rear rotors with Brembo four-piston caliper as standard.

It rides on FPV’s 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 cruising.

In addition F6 E receives ESC, side curtain airbags and a reverse camera with sensors as additional standard safety equipment.

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A fresh 19-inch wheel design was custom matched to the F6 E’s premium Brembo brake package and the Alpine Silver alloy finish completes an understated yet stylish exterior package.

F6 E is available in a subtle exterior palette of eight colours – Winter White, Silhouette, Lightning Strike, Velvet, Sensation, Steel, Ego, and Seduce.

Inside the cabin the F6 E features luxury FPV seats in charcoal shadow leather with the F6 E logo embossed on the headrests as well as dark walnut woodgrain finish on the dashboard as well as the doors.

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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 pedal controls.

Target pricing for the F6 E is expected at $78,190.




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