Official pictures and details of Mondeo facelift; new engines include 237bhp Ecoboost petrol

This is Ford's facelifted Mondeo, which has made its public debut at the Moscow motor show today.

The new model gets external revisions including a new front grille featuring extra chrome, different front bumpers incorporating LED daytime running lights, and a revamped rear end with a fresh tail-light design.

See the official new Ford Mondeo pictures - now including Moscow show pics

Ford has yet to issue any images of the cabin, but it's said to include a new centre console, revised door handles and a central overhead console with ambient lighting.

New interior features include LED courtesy lights, a revamped sat-nav system and an optional 265W amplifier that connects to a 17-litre subwoofer.

Read the full Moscow motor show report

The biggest mechanical change is the addition to the range of a new engine: a 237bhp version of Ford's 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged Ecoboost motor.

Ford claims the unit will offer greater performance than the 200bhp version of the engine - introduced earlier this year - while matching that motor's CO2 emissions of 179g/km.

The 237bhp four-pot could also have significance to performance Ford fans; it's hotly tipped to form part of the next-gen Focus RS, perhaps mated to an electric motor in the rear axle.

The revised Mondeo also gets a revised 2.2-litre turbodiesel motor, with 197bhp, and improved versions of the firm's 2.0-litre oil-burner with 113bhp, 138bhp and 161bhp.

The car also gets Ford's dual-clutch Powershift transmission for the first time, on all Ecoboost petrols as standard and as an option on the top two versions of the 2.0 diesel.

New options include lane departure warning and blind spot information systems, and what Ford calls an Active Grille Shutter; it regulates airflow through the radiator to reduce aerodynamic drag, and helps the engine to warm up more quickly in cold weather, improving fuel economy.

Ford has yet to confirm precise UK mechanical specifications, trim levels or pricing for the car. But it's due in dealers here in October.

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25 June 2010

I liked the current one originally - both to look at and to drive. It's a big car, which has its drawbacks and advantages. The design seemed to age badly though and I was quite shocked to hear of some problems from people owning/leasing them that should never have got past the design stage (opening the boot lid and tipping water in to the boot, bits falling off etc). This new facelift again looks good, apart from the oversized fog lights and daytime running lights. I don't understand why they need to be a feature? I like the small little round ones hidden away, like on my current car... I do wonder how quickly this one will age?

25 June 2010

IMHO I think Autocar should have choosed the title Facelifted Ford Mondeo revealed.

Indeed this is your business & forum, feel free to censure this post &/or ban me from this shores.

yours,

very coolboy

25 June 2010

"what Ford calls an Active Grille Shutter; it regulates airflow through the radiator to reduce aerodynamic drag, and helps the engine to warm up more quickly in cold weather, improving fuel economy" Quote

Jensens had this feature in the 1950's. Strange that it has taken so long to come back.

25 June 2010

I like the Mondeo, it is a good car to drive with a good chassis and it's pretty comfortable. I'd like to see Ford do an equivalent version of Mazda's 6 MPS with 4WD and 260 HP from the 2.3 Turbo. Just stick the Mazda'a 4WD drive chain on the Mondeo and wind the boost up a tiny bit.

25 June 2010

My 2CV had one - not very active - you had to fit it yourself - a little plastic baffle over the front air intake. This of course would 'baffle' disassociated owners who would drive around in the summer with the thing still fixed on leading to overheating.

Bart6

25 June 2010

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25 June 2010

Looks a bit smarter than the current version I guess although only very minor changes. The front looks more 'US-style'. 2.2 TDCi with just under 200bhp sounds interesting, wonder if its as good as the BMW 23d engine and Mercedes' 250 CDI. [quote trocadero]ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz[/quote] What is the point of a comment like that? Seriously? Fed up with seeing that kind of crap on every thread here.

25 June 2010

If the 200bhp TCDi version doesn't require 3 new injector systems, and 2 DPF electrical rewires in first 6 months it'll be doing better than my woefully fragile C250 CDI

25 June 2010

Ok, any one in the car sales industry reading this... I have a 2.5T Titanium X Mondeo. I love it and plan to keep it a few more years. But... with the new more powerful, cleaner 2.0T engine, will the value of my car suddenly drop faster than it would have done? ie. should I ditch it now before the new one comes out, by a banger for a few months then get the new one? Or will it not make much difference to the value of the car?

FYI my mondeo is an 09 plate, all the titanium x kit plus sat nav & xenons. I got it nearly new for £15k. It now has 20k miles on the clock, and from my reckoning looking at the ads probably worth £13-£14k. Will this suddenly drop a couple of thousand because of a new, more powerful but cleaner model?

Thnak you in advance for your advice.

25 June 2010

[quote J400uk]Looks a bit smarter than the current version I guess although only very minor changes. The front looks more 'US-style'. 2.2 TDCi with just under 200bhp sounds interesting, wonder if its as good as the BMW 23d engine and Mercedes' 250 CDI. [quote trocadero]ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz[/quote] What is the point of a comment like that? Seriously? Fed up with seeing that kind of crap on every thread here.[/quote]

It is a cheaply put together facelift of an existing car.

Good to see you have a sense of humour!

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