7.9.2012 Ford offers Mondeo with EcoBoost engine
Ford's next generation Mondeo will be equipped with the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, following on from the Focus, B-MAX, Fiesta and C-MAX models.
Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will become the smallest-ever engine to be specified in such a large family car, enabling industry-leading efficiencies including best-in-class fuel economy and CO2 emissions.
This game-changing version of the next-generation Mondeo is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy and CO2 emissions of less than 130 g/km but with the power and refinement of a considerably larger engine. These latest plans formed part of Ford's aggressive new product rollout strategy for Europe detailed at a special "Go Further" event today in Amsterdam.
"Today's smartest technology offers customers more from less," said Barb Samardzich, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. "This is as true of engines as it is of computers and smartphones, and by equipping the all-new Mondeo in Europe with our acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine we are delivering cutting-edge technology that delivers a very real and tangible customer benefit."
Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost, the 2012 "International Engine of the Year," is the most power-dense production engine the company has ever produced. With an engine block small enough to sit on a piece of A4 paper, it produces 125 PS and 170 Nm of torque (and up to 200 Nm in "overboost" mode), delivered from just 1450 rpm.
The sophisticated engine features advanced technologies including twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), a compact, low-inertia turbo that spins at 248,000 rpm, direct fuel injection, an aluminium cylinder head with integrated exhaust manifold, low friction piston coatings, low tension piston rings, low friction crank seals and a cambelt-in-oil design.
"Both ingenuity and affordability are part of our 'Go Further' brand promise, and we believe that having been the first to produce a compact engine capable of meeting the expectations of CD-segment customers, we can now establish a new benchmark for engine down-sizing within this competitive sector," said Rolf Deges, Mondeo assistant chief programme engineer.
The refined new version of the Ford Mondeo will be available as a five-door and wagon – uniquely developed for Europe – as well as a four-door that will also be offered as a segment-first petrol Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV).
The all-new four-door Mondeo HEV is Ford’s first hybrid passenger car for Europe, and combines a specially-developed 2.0-litre petrol engine with a 35kW lithium-ion battery to provide high fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. For the first time on Mondeo, a diesel all-wheel drive variant will be offered, delivering superior traction, performance and handling.
Ford will reveal further details on all the new Mondeo variants in the near future.
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