The all-new Ford Mondeo will be fitted with the company’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, making it the largest-ever Ford vehicle to be powered by such a small displacement engine.
The impressive turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost motor confirmed for the Ford Mondeo, and already employed by the likes of the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta, generates 92kW of power and 170Nm of torque – with 200Nm available with an overboost function.
Ford is expecting the EcoBoost engine to deliver the new Mondeo best-in-class fuel economy and CO2 emissions of less than 130 grams per kilometre.
The 1.0-litre Ford powerplant features twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), low-inertia turbocharger, direct fuel injection, aluminium cylinder head, low friction piston coatings, piston rings and crank seals, and a cambelt-in-oil design.
The new Mondeo will join Ford Australia’s line-up although it is unlikely to arrive here before the start of 2014. Ford Australia’s Sinead Phipps said the 1.0-litre engine was not intended to feature in the initial launch range.
Full details of the Ford Mondeo are due to be released later today at the Ford ‘Go Further’ event in Amsterdam, alongside the 2013 Ford Fiesta.