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2.0 TDCi Mondeo is being scrutinised to find cheat devices; Ford insists none has been used
Jimi Beckwith
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11 August 2017

The Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi is being investigated by German authorities at the request of the country’s transport ministry for alleged use of emissions-cheating devices. 

German business publication Wirtschafts Woche reported the probe and that information in exhaust tests have led to the allegations. 

Previous investigations by Germany's transport ministry looked at the Focus and C-Max for the same reason, although no wrongdoing was found. 

Since the outbreak of the diesel scandal, German authorities have been thorough in investigating all areas of the car industry, with investigations spreading to Daimler, BMW, Opel and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, in addition to Volkswagen Group

Ford insists that its cars comply with emissions regulation and do not use any illegal defeat devices.

The brand issued the following statement: “The KBA [the German transport authority] contacted us for the first time last week as part of its normal market surveillance program for all auto manufacturers. Last year, the same car model achieved four Ecostars in ADAC testing and, from a comparison of DUH summer and winter tests, it can be concluded that no 'thermal operation' was evident.

“In addition, the UK Government’s Department for Transport tests in 2016 on the Mondeo 2.0 TCDi noted that there was no evidence of test cycle manipulation. We continue to work with the KBA and are confident that its investigation also will confirm that there is no illegal defeat device fitted to the car.”

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russ13b 12 August 2017

@fadylady

research the actual emissions of a diesel, then reaserch the emissions created during the manufacture of a car; production line average per car for a mondeo is about 16tons of co2, i can't remember the other figures off the top of my head. then, work out how far a squeaky clean petrol - or even the visit from an angel that is a tesla - would have to travel simply to offset the production deficit of emissions. that is what typos1 was refering to.

Citytiger 11 August 2017

Is the current

Ford 2.0TDCI engine still a joint Ford/PSA design or is it Fords own?

 

typos1 11 August 2017

Its billed as "joint", but

Its billed as "joint", but its a development of PSA's HDi unit.

405line 11 August 2017

Getting even?

So they think they can get Ford which I doubt as the cheat device would only be a "problem" if you used it in the US which i'm fairly sure Ford wouldn't even want to or need to do given the amount of V8 15-18 mpg petrols F150 trucks they already sell in their home country I counted 7 different models on sale currently none of which do more than 18mpg....but you never know for sure