Ford of Europe is launching the most stylish and technologically advanced Ford Mondeo model ever. With a fresh, restyled exterior, an enhanced interior, plus new high-efficiency Ford EcoBoost petrol and TDCi diesel powertrains and a host of new driver comfort and convenience features and safety technologies, the new Ford Mondeo completes the rejuvenation of Ford's large car range, and takes its position as the flagship model in the company's European portfolio.
New Ford Mondeo will see the first application of a higher performance 240PS derivative of the efficient new 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine, joining the existing 203PS version of this engine, introduced in Ford Mondeo, new Ford S-MAX and new Ford Galaxy earlier in 2010.
The new Ford Mondeo offers a wide range of Ford's latest high-efficiency powertrain technologies, delivering a key combination of fuel efficiency and low emissions, yet still maintaining Ford's renowned driving enjoyment.
New Ford Mondeo is the first Ford of Europe model to feature a more powerful 240PS version of the 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost power unit. This joins the existing 203PS engine already available in the Ford Mondeo and the new Ford S-MAX and Galaxy.
Average CO2 emissions of just 179 g/km are achieved for the 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine, regardless of the power rating or body style. Ford EcoBoost technology offers fuel consumption and emission reductions of up to 20 per cent compared with conventional petrol engines of a similar performance.
New Ford Mondeo also introduces a significantly re-engineered version of the 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, which now boasts a 12 per cent peak power increase to 200PS, making it the most powerful Ford Duratorq diesel to date.
This new powerhouse is joined by the significantly improved 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel introduced to the Ford Mondeo range earlier this year, and available with 115, 140 or 163PS power ratings, all three of which deliver average CO2 emissions of just 139 g/km with a six-speed manual transmission and regardless of body style. Existing 1.6- and 2.0-litre Ford Duratec petrol engines have also been retained, offering 120 and 145PS outputs.
New Ford ECOnetic Technologies are also available on new Ford Mondeo to help ensure efficient and economical motoring. Innovations include Smart Regenerative Charging, the Ford Eco Mode driver information system and, for the first time in a Ford model, an Active Grille Shutter system. This electronically controlled device regulates the airflow through the radiator and engine compartment, reducing aerodynamic drag and benefitting engine heating characteristics to improve fuel economy and warm-up performance, particularly in cold climates.
Powertrain advances seen in the new Ford Mondeo also extend to the transmission, with the latest Ford PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission system fitted as standard equipment with Ford EcoBoost petrol engines and available as an option with 140PS and 163PS versions of the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi.
Ford Mondeo's wide range of the latest driver assistance technologies includes Lane Departure Warning, Driver Alert and Auto High Beam - all utilising a new high sensitivity camera unit located at the top of the windscreen in front of the rear view mirror.
Also extending to Ford Mondeo are many features already introduced on the latest Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy models, including Ford's Blind Spot Information System, Speed Limiter, Rear Door Power Child Locks and Rear View Camera. LED lighting technology is used for the daytime running lights and rear tail and brake lamps as well as inside the car.
UK prices will be carried over from the existing Ford Mondeo pricelist starting at £17,295. The high-level Ford Mondeo Titanium series will increase by £200 to £19,945 to reflect new features.
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