Ford's latest Mondeo range, features a new high-tech 1.6-litre direct injection turbo petrol EcoBoost engine which offers sporty performance while returning over 41mpg.
This new 1.6-litre engine joins the company's 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine, which was introduced across all Ford's large cars earlier this year. Sharing the same direct-injection, variable valve-timing and turbo-charging, the new 1.6-litre version, produced at Ford's Bridgend Plant in Wales, is also available on the new C-Max MPV range.
In five-door form, the new Ford Mondeo equipped with the 1.6-litre 160 horsepower EcoBoost engine and six-speed manual transmission is capable of 134mph, while returning 41.5mpg and emitting 158g CO2/km.
Commenting on the new Mondeo, Kevin Griffin, Ford fleet director, said: "Ford's newest Mondeo has an exterior look and standard of interior well suited to the executive car park. We've added powertrains which support the lower carbon economy we now live in. The efficient 1.6 EcoBoost in Mondeo is a sporty alternative for petrol advocates who switched to diesel in order to pay less tax."
February next year will see a 1.6 TDCi diesel engine with start-stop technologies arrives in Irish showrooms. This Mondeo, targeting 115g/km CO2 and 65.6mpg, features a specially calibrated 115 horsepower version of the Dagenham-built engine and will be fitted with an aerodynamic kit to minimise drag and low rolling resistance tyres.