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Official pictures and details of Mondeo facelift; new engines include 237bhp Ecoboost petrol
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25 August 2010

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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catnip 26 August 2010

Re: New Ford Mondeo revealed

Geetee40 wrote:

Addy Go Fast wrote:
I think daytime running lights are pointless as they're just for show but there you go.

I thought they were a legal requirement from next year, but there you go......

They are ...its just a shame some manufacturers' interpretation of them is so tacky...but that's another thread.

Geetee40 26 August 2010

Re: New Ford Mondeo revealed

Addy Go Fast wrote:
I think daytime running lights are pointless as they're just for show but there you go.

I thought they were a legal requirement from next year, but there you go......

Lee23404 25 August 2010

Re: New Ford Mondeo revealed

Addy Go Fast wrote:
Without upsetting someone called Lee on here,

Why would that upset me? Trolls come and go on here and you'll be no different.

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