Ford Mondeo 2011 gets EcoBoost turbo engine
The Belgian-built 2011 Ford Mondeo is claimed to have improved fuel economy, lower emissions and stronger performance thanks to a new EcoBoost petrol-injection turbo engine that is now available in Europe.
Available in sedan, liftback and wagon form, new for the mildly-facelifted 2011 Mondeo is a turbocharged 2.0-litre Ford “EcoBoost” petrol engine. With an output of 200 hp at 5,500 rpm, combined with maximum torque of 300 Nm delivered across a 1,750-4,500 rpm range, the EcoBoost engine enables Mondeo to achieve 0-100 kph acceleration in 7.9 seconds with a top speed of over 230 kph. The engine is mated to a “PowerShift” 6-speed dual-clutch automanual transmission.
Combined fuel economy is as low as 6.4 litres/100 km. Compared with the previous Mondeo 2.3-litre automatic, CO2 emissions are reduced by 19% while delivering 25% more power.
It is unknown if the direct-injection EcoBoost engine will be offered in the GCC, though the facelifted Mondeo should debut in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other countries by the winter of 2010.
Update: A 237 hp 2.0-litre turbo engine was also launched for some European markets.
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