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EL Falcon XR6 and XR8

1 Sep 1996

An even smoother iteration of the XR series’ twin headlight treatment was grafted onto the EL’s nose, along with a redesigned bumper.

A new colour and rear spoiler were added. Recalibrated suspension, ABS brakes and steering, and upgraded refinement levels were also introduced, while small trim changes were implemented inside and out.

The 164kW/366Nm 4.0L XR6 engine was carried over, but there were two XR8 variants during the EL’s lifespan: a slightly upgraded 170kW/398kW 5.0L V8 until October 1997 and a 185kW/402Nm version from then onwards.

New standard features: Air-con (XR8 only from Oct ’97), thicker tinted glass, passenger seat height adjuster, upgraded audio, mobile phone wiring, battery light saver.

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