- All-new 2-litre diesel engine introduced
- First in its segment to offer a 1.0-litre petrol engine
- CO2 emissions as low as 94g/km
Ford has announced further details of the all-new Mondeo engine line-up ahead of the car's arrival to the UK later in the year. Among the big changes is a new turbocharged 2-litre diesel engine and the inclusion of the award-winning 1-litre EcoBoost petrol engine to the range.
From launch the new Mondeo will be available with two diesel options: a revised version of the 2-litre TDCi diesel engine with a choice of 148bhp or 178bhp and an ECOnetic 1.6-litre diesel engine with predicted CO2 emissions of 94g/km, placing this engine in a 16 percent BIK tax band for the 2015/16 tax year .
Ford’s new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine will also be available in the Mondeo for the first time offering 158bhp and delivering 134g/km CO2 emissions, while the 2.0-litre EcoBoost is available with a choice of 200bhp and 237bhp.
The new Mondeo will also be the first car in its segment to offer a 1-litre petrol EcoBoost engine. It will join the range in early 2015 with 123bhp on offer and CO2 emissions of around 119g/km, meaning for company car drivers an 18 percent BIK tax band for the 2015/16 tax year.
An all-new turbocharged 2-litre TDCi diesel engine delivering 187bhp and 450Nm of torque will join the Mondeo range early next year too, only a few months after the car goes on sale, but official figures are yet to be announced. The new engine is expected to offer significantly reduced CO2 emissions compared with the outgoing 197bhp 2.2-litre engine, though.
If you’re in the market for something more environmentally friendly the new Mondeo will also be available as a hybrid for the first time which will deliver 99g/km of CO2 emissions from a specially-developed 2.0-litre petrol engine combined with two electric motors – one to drive the wheels and another to supply regenerative charging.
New advanced technology
Not only does the new Mondeo debut a new diesel engine and introduce hybrid technology to the range for the first time, it will also be the first Ford car to feature pedestrian detection technology.
By using radar technology, this clever bit of kit can identify people who could potentially cross the cars path and automatically applies the brakes if the driver does not respond to warnings.
Other key safety kit to be included is a lane keeping aid, a traffic sign recognition system and an advanced version of Active Park Assist featuring perpendicular parking.
Ford’s latest SYNC 2 connectivity system, first seen in the revised Focus, will also feature in the new Mondeo which enable drivers to operate phone, entertainment, climate and navigation systems through voice commands.
The all-new Mondeo will be available as a four-door hybrid, five-door hatchback or estate and will arrive in dealerships across Europe later in the year. Prices and full specification details are yet to be confirmed.