The new Ford Mondeo is now available to order with 14 powertrain options including the 1.0-litre EcoBoost, a new 210PS bi-turbo 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine, a fuel-efficient new 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine, and all-wheel drive.
The new Mondeo now offers 14 powertrain combinations as part of a comprehensive four-door, five-door and wagon body-style range, including:
Ford’s 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine version of Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is uniquely calibrated for the Mondeo to deliver 55.4mpg and 119g/km CO2 emissions.
Named International Engine of the Year in 2014 for an unprecedented third time in a row, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost delivers the power of a larger engine with core EcoBoost technologies including high-pressure direct fuel injection, and Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing. A low inertia turbocharger spins at up to 248,000rpm, more than 4,000 times per second and almost twice the maximum rpm of the turbochargers powering 2014 F1 race car engines.
Ford’s new bi-turbo 2.0-litre TDCi engine delivers 210PS and 450Nm of torque – available from 2000rpm – with CO2 emissions of 124 g/km and 58.8 mpg. The new engine is combined with Ford’s six-speed PowerShift twin-clutch automatic gearbox, and enables 0-62mph acceleration in 7.9 seconds, priced at £750 over the equivalent specification 180PS model.
Electronically-controlled sequential bi-turbo design enables faster engine response. A small, low-inertia turbine is used to respond quickly to initial boost demand, and a larger high-inertia turbo is able to sustain greater boost pressure for peak performance.
Ford’s advanced new 120PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine replaces the 115PS 1.6-litre TDCi, reducing CO2 emissions by 5g/km to 104g/km with optimised combustion chamber design, new high-pressure fuel injection and Variable Nozzle Turbocharger technology delivering 70.6 mpg.
The new Euro Stage VI emissions-compliant 1.5-litre TDCi also features a lean NOX trap for cleaner exhaust emissions, while internal friction is reduced with microscopic applications of diamond-like coating.
Mondeo customers can now also specify Intelligent All-Wheel Drive with the 150PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine and six-speed manual transmission, or 180PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine and six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission. The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system is offered at £1,500 over the equivalent front-wheel drive model.
Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system offers a seamless transition between front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive performance to automatically enhance traction and roadholding when needed. The system continually measures how the car’s wheels are gripping the road surface every 16 milliseconds, and can adjust power delivery to individual wheels in 100 milliseconds.
The new 2.0-litre TDCi engine with revised engine block, new cylinder-head and fuel injection designs, and Variable Nozzle Turbocharger technology was among the first all-new Mondeo models available to order from September last year. The Mondeo range also includes the new 160PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with integrated exhaust manifold technology, 240PS 2.0-litre EcoBoost model, and the all-new Mondeo Hybrid.
The first hybrid electric vehicle ever manufactured by Ford in Europe, the Mondeo Hybrid is available in four-door body-style and uses two electric motors and 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery combined with a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine to drive at up to 85mph in electric mode. The drivetrain delivers 187PS with 67.3mpg and 99g/km CO2 and is priced the same as the equivalent to the 2.0-litre TDCi model at £24,995
Ford’s 150PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine has proved to be the most popular to date at 43 per cent, while 52 per cent of consumers have opted for the unique-to-Europe estate body-style.
The Mondeo also offers ultra-low CO2 ECOnetic models, and Ford’s new upscale Vignale product and ownership experience will debut with the Ford Vignale Mondeo later this year.