By combining the turbocharged, direct injection technology of its 2.0-liter 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 31mpg US, 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 223hp 3.0-liter V6. This also dramatically reduces CO2 emissions, down from 249g/km with the ST220 to 176g/km for the new EcoBoost-powered Mondeo.
The six-speed manual transmission is also available with the 200hp 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Similarly, Ford S-MAX Titanium/Titanium S drivers will benefit from the same transmission when opting for a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine.
Production of the advanced vehicle and powertrain combination will begin at Ford's Belgian Genk assembly plant in October and will initially be available in Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland. Availability in other European markets is yet to be confirmed.