Ford Mondeo Gets Mid-Life Engine Update
The 2.0 liter Ecoboost powerplant delivers 203 hp at 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 300 Nm between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm, pushing the Mondeo past the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark in 7.9s (8.2s for the estate version) and offering it a top speed of 230 km/h (144 mph), or 227 km/h (141 mph) for the estate.
The engine, which is matted to the carmaker’s Powershift gearbox returns a combined fuel economy of 36.6 mpg and emits 179 g/km. Ford claims the figures can be translated into a 19 percent reduction compared to the previous 2.3 liter automatic, a model which is also being overpowered by 25 percent.
Diesel lovers will be pleased by the modified 2.0liter Duratorq TDCi engine family, which meets the Euro V emission standards and is available with three power and torque levels: 113hp/300Nm (221 lb-ft), 138 hp/320Nm (236 lb-ft) and 161 hp/340 (251 lb-ft).
The new Mondeo TDCi models use a six speed manual transmission, offer a fuel economy of 53.2 mpg and emit 139 grams of CO2/km. These figures match those posted by the previous ECOnetic model, which has been discontinued.
Besides being offered in standard for the Ecoboost petrol engine, the Powershift dual-clutch gearbox comes as an option for the 138 hp and 161 hp diesels, offering the cars a fuel economy figure of 50.4 mpg and a CO2 emissions figure of 149g/km.
For now, Ford has only released the British market pricing for the vehicle. The Ecoboost-powered Mondeo has a starting price of 22,095 British pounds (EUR26,775 or $32,250), while the diesel Mondeo range starts at 19,895 British pounds(EUR23,963 or $29,039).