The recently refreshed Ford Mondeo
range is now offering powertrain enhancements to the UK market leader's
flagship large car.
Spanning 1.6, 2.0 and 2.2-litre
displacements, the latest engines feature emissions which are lower by
up to 20 per cent than 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
1.6 engines' all-round capability,
while its 2.0 range offers unprecedented performance."
Both the Ford Mondeo's 1.6 115PS TDCi
diesel and EcoBoost 160PS petrol units boast 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 have been reduced by 12 per
cent, or 25g/km, compared with the 2.0-litre 140PS 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 new 1.6-litre TDCi
delivers 270Nm of torque (290Nm with overboost) from 1750-2500rpm.
Ford's new EcoBoost petrol engines
combine three technologies, which enable a smaller displacement to offer
fuel economy benefits and more power than conventional larger capacity
versions. Direct injection, turbo charging and variable cam timing mean
the Mondeo's 1.6 EcoBoost delivers up to 160PS, 44.1mpg and 149g CO2/km
– 20 per cent better than the 2.0-litre 145PS petrol.
Ford Auto-Start-Stop system can reduce
fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to five per cent in
mixed driving conditions. In an urban environment and in heavy traffic
with frequent stops, the savings could increase to as much as 10 per
Ford Auto-Start-Stop features an
enhanced, durable starter motor to support the increased number of
engine starts and a high performance Improved Flooded (IF) Battery with
a Voltage Quality Module (VQM). This maintains the energy supply to
electrical components such as the entertainment system during engine
restart. In addition a Battery Monitoring System (BMS) continuously
checks the battery charge and communicates with the Auto-Start-Stop
function, so the system leaves the engine running in the event that the
battery does not have sufficient charge.
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 –
it only takes around 0.3sec to fire up. The process is virtually
imperceptible, and happens before gear selection is completed.
High performance options
Following the 2.0-litre EcoBoost 203
and 240PS range-topping petrol choices announced at the launch of the
new Ford Mondeo, a premium 2.2 TDCi 200PS diesel has been added to the
This performance engine provides 420Nm
of torque (450Nm with overboost) while retaining fuel economy at an
impressive 47.1mpg. The diesel flagship is available with Ford's
smooth-operating six-speed automatic transmission for a powerful yet
relaxed driving experience. The renewed auto box is a second generation
of the well-proven Durashift 6-tronic transmission. This torque
converter transmission is a perfect match for the torquey 2.2-litre