The Ford Mondeo range now has a number of new engine options, spanning 1.6, 2.0 and 2.2 litre displacements, with emissions lowered by up to 20 per cent over earlier models.
"The introduction of our new small displacement diesel engine to Mondeo, and Ford's Auto-Start-Stop system, are important steps towards meeting customers' demand for performance, comfort and refinement coupled with outstanding fuel economy," said Kevin Griffin, Ford of Britain fleet director. "The Ford Mondeo's powertrain line-up reflects the 1.6 engines' all-round capability, while its 2.0 range offers unprecedented performance."
Both the 1.6 115PS TDCi diesel and EcoBoost 160PS petrol units available in the Ford Mondeo feature Auto-Start-Stop as standard. The most frugal ford Mondeo comes courtesy of the diesel unit's CO2 emissions of 114g/km and 65/7mpg for both the five door and estate bodystyles.
Compared to the 2.0 litre 140PS diesel engine, emissions have been reduced by 25g/km (12%). Also making a difference to the reduced figure are an aero kit which includes lowered suspension, smart regeneration charging, Active Grille Shutter and Eco Mode driver feedback. 270Nm of torque is available (290Nm with overboost) between the rev range of 1750-2500rpm.
The new Ford EcoBoost petrol engines feature three technologies, enabling a smaller displacement which in turn offers fuel economy benefits and more power than conventional larger capacity versions. Direct injection, turbo charging and variable cam timing result in the Ford Mondeo's 1.6 EcoBoost delivering up to 160PS, 44.1mpg and 149g CO2/km, which is 20 per cent better than the 2.0-litre 145PS petrol.
With Ford's Auto-Start-Stop system, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by up to five per cent in mixed driving conditions. In urban driving and heavy traffic with frequent stops, the number increases to up to 10%.
The Auto-Start-Stop system works by detecting when the driver performs an action which signals the engine to drive off, such as pressing the accelerator or clutch pedal. The engine starts in around 0.3seconds, and happens before gear selection is completed.
Alongside the 2.0 litre EcoBoost 203 and 240PS petrol choices announced at the launch of the new Ford Mondeo, a new premium 2.2 TDCi 200PS diesel is now available in the Titanium series, which provides 420Nm of torque (450Nm with overboost) with fuel consumption figure of 47.1mpg. The flagship engine is available with a six speed automatic transmission.Published 19 May 2011