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2013 Ford Mondeo
Ford debuted the stylish all-new global Ford Mondeo at its 'Go Further' brand event, to reveal a sleek design and new levels of premium-level interior craftsmanship.
Built on Ford's global CD-segment platform, the refined new version of the Ford flagship 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 segment-first petrol Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV).
It will be the first car in its segment equipped with a 1.0-litre powertrain, the 2012 'International Engine of the Year' 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, to deliver expected best-in-class fuel economy.
'This is the most premium Ford Mondeo we've ever built and the most premium vehicle Ford's loyal European customers have ever been offered,' said Barb Samardzich - Vice President, Product Development, Ford of Europe. 'It raises the bar in its segment in terms of style, technology and quality.'
Ford's new global design language informs the all-new Mondeo's refined, elegant, sporty and highly expressive exterior. The low roofline enhances the sports coupe profile while retaining a spacious and practical interior, and incorporates a retractable panoramic glass roof for the wagon bodystyle.
The lean side-profile is sculpted to convey 'visual lightness', while the sophisticated and technical front end design features Ford's new, more prominent trapezoidal grille, a power-dome bonnet and segment-first adaptive, full LED headlamps.
Ford Mondeo is the first Ford to feature headlamps with LED high-beam, low-beam and signal lighting. Quicker to illuminate, more durable and more energy-efficient than traditional filament bulb headlamps, the all-new Ford Mondeo's LED headlamps turn with the steering and adapt beam projection to vehicle speed - providing a greater depth of illumination at high speeds and a wider field of vision at slower speeds.
The interior delivers unprecedented levels of ergonomics and comfort, with superior craftsmanship throughout the driver-focused cockpit. Soft-touch materials, premium finishes and equipment contribute to the most premium Ford Mondeo experience ever.
The all-new four-door Ford 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 Ford Mondeo, a diesel all-wheel drive variant will be offered, delivering superior traction, performance and handling.
Ford Mondeo will also offer segment-first SYNC with MyFord Touch a voice-activated in-car connectivity system that delivers an eight-inch colour touchscreen and the ability to act as a WiFi hotspot for up to five devices.
SYNC with MyFord Touch will enable drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road while controlling phone and media player functions from connected devices, as well as the vehicle's climate control, radio and CD-player, and navigation system, using voice commands.
All new Ford Mondeo also delivers the European debut of Ford's rear inflatable seatbelts. These are designed to reduce head, neck and chest injuries for rear-seat passengers. In the event of an accident the belt rapidly expands to disperse crash forces across a body area five times greater than that achieved by a conventional seatbelt.Source - Ford
Fastest-Ever Ford Mondeo Combines 2.0-litre EcoBoost Engine with Six-Speed Manual Transmission
•Mondeo Titanium and Mondeo Titanium S available with 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine (203PS and 240PS) and six-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
•The 240PS version accelerates from 0-100 kph (0-62mph) in 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 250 kph (155 mph), making it the fastest-ever Mondeo
•Will be available first to customers in Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland from the end of 2011
•Six-speed manual transmission and EcoBoost technology allows vehicle to achieve 176 g/km of CO2 emissions
The fastest-ever production Ford Mondeo is hitting the streets in Europe later this year powered by a 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
The Mondeo Titanium and Titanium S with the 2.0-litre EcoBoost and six-speed will generate either 203PS or 240PS. The 240PS version accelerates from 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) in 7.3 seconds, with a top speed of 250 kph (155 mph).
By combining the turbocharged, direct injection technology of its 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine with a six-speed manual transmission, Ford has been able not only to achieve a sporty and rewarding driver experience, but also to deliver a significantly improved environmental performance.
With a combined fuel economy of 7.6l/100km (37mpg)* the new Mondeo provides a 30 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency over the last performance Mondeo built by Ford – the Mondeo ST220, which was powered by a 226PS 3.0-litre V6. This also dramatically reduces CO2 emissions, down from 249g/km with the ST220 to 176g/km for the new 2.0-litre EcoBoost-powered Mondeo.
'This car will turn some heads on the autobahn – it's quite simply the fastest Mondeo we have ever made,' said Klaus Scherzer, brand manager for large and luxury vehicles, Ford of Europe. 'Just as importantly, the EcoBoost engine delivers excellent fuel economy.'
The six-speed manual gearbox is also available with the 203PS (149kW) 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine. Similarly, Ford S-MAX Titanium/Titanium S drivers will benefit from the same transmission offering when opting for a 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine. Production of this advanced vehicle/powertrain combination will begin at Ford's Genk assembly plant in Belgium in October and will initially be available in Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland. Availability in other European markets is yet to be confirmed.Source - Ford
Ford's Next Generation Mondeo Will Combine with 1.0 EcoBoost Engine to Redefine Family Car Efficiency
•Ford has earmarked the all-new Mondeo as the next European model to be fitted with its award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, following Focus, B-MAX, Fiesta and C-MAX
•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
•The next-generation Ford Mondeo 1.0-litre EcoBoost forms part of Ford's major new European product rollout, which is being detailed at today's 'Go Further' event in Amsterdam AMSTERDAM, Sept. 6, 2012
– Ford's next generation Mondeo for Europe will be equipped with the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, making it the largest-ever Ford vehicle to be fitted with such a small displacement engine.
'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.'
This game-changing version of the next-generation Mondeo is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy and CO2 emissions of less than 130g/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.
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 125PS and 170Nm of torque (and up to 200Nm in 'overboost' mode), delivered from just 1450rpm.
The sophisticated engine features advanced technologies including twin independent variable
camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), a compact, low-inertia turbo that spins at 248,000rpm, 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.
Ford will reveal further details on the all new Mondeo later today at the Go Further brand event.Source - Ford