The Ford Mondeo boasts improved fuel economy, lower emissions and stronger performance thanks to high efficiency Ford EcoBoost petrol-injection turbo and upgraded Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engines now on sale.
New for the Ford Mondeo are the turbocharged 203PS 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine and significantly improved 2.0-litre TDCi diesels with 115, 140 and an impressive new 163PS version.
Additionally Ford PowerShift, the smooth six-speed dual-clutch transmission system, comes to the Ford Mondeo range. The enhancements are set to continue Ford Mondeo's leading position within its segment.
New 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost
The Ford Mondeo, along with the new Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy models now on sale, spearhead the European introduction of Ford's global EcoBoost petrol engine technology.
The 2.0-litre EcoBoost has an advanced combustion system which brings new levels of performance and fuel efficiency to petrol units in this power range. The engine features lightweight all-aluminium construction, the latest-generation high-pressure direct-injection system, low-inertia turbocharging and twin-independent variable cam timing.
With a maximum output of 203PS at 5,500rpm, combined with maximum torque of 300 Nm delivered across a 1,750-4,500rpm range, the EcoBoost engine enables the Ford Mondeo to achieve 0-62mph acceleration in 7.9sec (8.2sec for the estate) with a top speed of over 144mph for four and five-door versions (141mph for estates).
A key benefit of Ford EcoBoost technology is its ability to deliver excellent fuel economy and CO2 emissions as well as impressive performance. Combined fuel economy is as low as 36.6mpg which translates into average CO2 emission of just 179g/km. Compared with the previous Ford Mondeo 2.3-litre automatic, CO2 emissions are reduced by 19 per cent while the new Ford Mondeo EcoBoost delivers 25 per cent more power.
Ford 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi
Diesel Ford Mondeo buyers have the choice of a significantly improved 2.0-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi engine family which complies with Stage V emission regulations and, for the first time, is available in three power outputs - 115, 140 and 163PS.
To meet strict Stage V emission regulations, the Duratorq TDCi engine has been comprehensively revised. New solenoid fuel injectors, now with eight smaller holes, work with a maximum injection pressure of 2,000 bar for improved fuel atomisation, compared with the former six-hole injectors and lower 1,800 bar pressure.
All new Ford Mondeo TDCi models are equipped with six-speed manual transmission as standard and achieve emission figures that were formerly only achieved by the low-CO2 Ford Mondeo ECOnetic. With ECOnetic technologies delivering fuel consumption of 53.2mpg and an average CO2 emission of 139g/km across the diesel Mondeo range, there is no longer a dedicated ECOnetic model.
The Ford Mondeo range sees the introduction of the efficient and smooth-changing Ford PowerShift six-speed, double-wet-clutch transmission. The new gearbox is an excellent match for both the new Ford EcoBoost petrol direct-injection and Ford Duratorq TDCi common-rail diesel engines.
Ford PowerShift is standard with the new 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine and also available as an option with both 140 and 163PS 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi units. With these diesel powertrain combinations, Mondeo delivers a combined fuel economy of 50.4mpg, with CO2 at 149g/km.
The Ford PowerShift transmission consists of two transmissions working in parallel, each with its own wet-clutch unit. Thanks to the layout of the intermediate shafts - one carrying the 'uneven' gears 1, 3 and 5, and the other the 'even' gears 2, 4 and 6 - subsequent gear changes can be prepared by pre-selecting the next gear while in motion and at full power.
In contrast to conventional automatic transmissions, the basic technical configuration of the Ford PowerShift transmission offers numerous advantages. It does not, for instance, require any complex sub-systems such as torque converters, planetary gear sets, multiple wet-clutches and multiple bands - all of which serve to degrade gearbox efficiency through increased inertia and drag torque effects.
The result is impressive: Ford PowerShift provides the operational ease and convenience of a conventional automatic transmission, coupled with the performance of a manual, while also delivering fast, sporty and notably smooth shifts.Published 14 June 2010