"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 TDCi and 1.6 EcoBoost now come with Auto-Start-Stop as standard. The diesel's CO2 emissions of 114g/km, equating to 65.7mpg for both five-door and estate bodystyles, make it the most frugal Mondeo ever.
Emissions are now lowered by 12 percent, or 25g/km, compared with the 2.0-litre 140 hp diesel engine. Other Ford ECOnetic Technologies contributing to this achievement are an aero kit including lowered suspension, smart regenerative charging, Active Grille Shutter and Eco Mode driver feedback.
The Auto-Start-Stop system's sensors detect when the driver performs an action that signals the intent to drive off, such as pressing the accelerator or clutch pedal. As soon as the driver prepares to move away, the engine starts almost instantly. The process is virtually imperceptible, and happens before gear selection is completed.
Following the introduction of the 2.0-litre EcoBoost range-tooping petrol choices announced at the launch of the new Ford Mondeo, a premium 2.2 TDCi 200 hp diesel has been added to the Titanium series.
This performance engine provides 420Nm of torque (450Nm with overboost), while retaining fuel economy at an impressive 47.1 mpg UK. The diesel flagship is available with Ford's six-speed automatic transmission.