Ford adds new powertrains to Mondeo range

The EcoBoost petrol engine technology, first introduced by Ford in the new S-Max and Galaxy models, has now been added to the Mondeo range.

Ford claims the EcoBoost will improve CO2 emissions and fuel economy, and the official figures for the 2.0-litre petrol engine show a decrease in 19 per cent compared to the previous 2.3-litre automatic Mondeo.

This brings emissions down to 179g/km and fuel economy improves to 36.6mpg. Despite the advances, power has also improved by 25 per cent.

The 203PS translates to 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 144mph for the four-and five-door versions. The estate model is slightly slower at 141mph and a 0-62mph sprint time of 8.2 seconds.

Meanwhile, the new 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi unit delivers 163PS and fuel consumption of 53.2mpg. CO2 emissions are 139g/km, bringing the new diesel in line with previous ECOnetic models – Ford’s eco-friendly range.

A new six-speed Powershift transmission is available across the Mondeo range and is fitted as standard in all diesel models.

Commenting on the new powertrains, Jon Gunn-Smith, Ford large cars product manager, said: “These new powertrains are responsive and refined – ideally suited to Mondeo’s acclaimed driving enjoyment, yet without sacrificing economy or CO2performance.”