Ford is giving the Mondeo a mid-life powertrain revamp, slotting in its Ecoboost turbocharged petrol motor, improving the diesel line-up and offering its dual-clutch Powershift transmission on the car for the first time.
The new 2.0-litre Ecoboost unit produces 200bhp at 5500rpm, and delivers 221lb ft of torque between 1750rpm and 4500rpm. It takes the Mondeo from 0-62mph in 7.9sec and on to a top speed of 144mph (141mph for the estate).
The unit, which comes as standard with Ford's dual-clutch transmission, also returns up to 36.6mpg and emits 179g/km of CO2; Ford claims that this makes it 19 per cent cleaner than the old 2.3-litre auto on the CO2 front, but 25 per cent more powerful.
The Mondeo is also getting revised versions of the Duratorq TDCI diesel motors, producing 113bhp/221lb ft, 138bhp/236lb ft and 161bhp/251lb ft. Ford claims that the units all deliver 53.2mpg; that's a match for the old Mondeo Econetic, so that model has now been scrapped.
The Powershift dual-clutch gearbox is also available as an option on the 138bhp and 161bhp diesel models. It nudges fuel economy down slightly on both cars, to 50.4mpg.