Key facts

Ford Falcon XR8, 2003 MY BA information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4944 mm
What size engine?
5.4 litre, 5409 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
354 PS / 349 bhp / 260 kW @ 5250 rpm
How much torque?
500 Nm / 369 / 51 kgm @ 4250 rpm


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2003 Ford Falcon XR8 technical specifications


The Ford Falcon XR8 is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with its engine located in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) bodyshell.
The Ford Falcon XR8 is one of the BA model family from Ford.
Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 5.4 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder engine, with 4 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 349 bhp (354 PS/260 kW) at 5250 rpm and 500 N·m (369 lb·ft/51 kgm) at 4250 rpm respectively.
The engine drives the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox.
2003 Ford Falcon XR8 data
Ford Falcon XR8, 2003 MY BA data
Applicable to the Australian domestic market(s).
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2829 111.4
Track/tread (front) 1553 61.1
Track/tread (rear) 1571 61.9
Length 4944 194.6
Width 1864 73.4
Height 1444 56.9
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code Boss 260
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.4 litre
5409 cc
(330.077 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90.2 × 105.8 mm
3.55 × 4.17 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.85
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 354 PS (349 bhp) (260 kW)
at 5250 rpm
Specific output 64.5 bhp/litre
1.06 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 500 Nm (369 ft·lb) (51 kgm)
at 4250 rpm
Specific torque 92.44 Nm/litre
1.12 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system SMPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1161.6 kPa (168.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 676.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.
Rear suspension I.
Wheel size front 8 x 17
Wheel size rear 8 x 17
Tyres front 235/45 R 17
Tyres rear 235/45 R 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.68
Final drive ratio 3.23
general ID268950
Production total
Model code
Model family BA
RAC rating 40.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Ford Falcon XR8 added 2012-05-05.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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