Ford Australia’s performance arm, FPV, has revealed that it will extend its ‘executive express’ concept to the F6 sedan with an F6E to be unveiled at the Melbourne International Motor Show later this week.
“The F6 E has been designed to satisfy calls from the market for more performance based executive vehicles,” Ford Performance Vehicles General Manager Rod Barrett said.
“With the success of the new F6 and GT E, it was a natural progression to couple the performance and dynamics of F6 with the more subtle executive styling, luxury and comforts of the GT E.
“With the release of this concept we will test the market’s reaction before deciding whether or not to put the F6 E into production,” Barrett added.
“Feed back from our customers leaves us confident that the F6 E will be a hit with those looking for something more from their performance vehicle.”
The F6E will be powered by the high performance 4.0-litre, turbocharged, DOHC, 24-valve, in-line six, producing maximum power of 310kW at 5500rpm and maximum torque of 565Nm across the range from 1950rpm to 5200rpm.
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 12.1L/100km.
The F6 E receives performance 355x32mm cross-drilled and ventilated front rotors with Brembo six-piston callipers and 330x28mm cross-drilled and ventilated rear rotors with Brembo four-piston calliper as standard.
“The F6 E suits those drivers who want the same power and performance of an F6 but finished in a more conservatively styled package that isn’t going to leave everyone staring at them,” Mr 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 ‘low profile’,” he added.