Monday, October 13, 2014

All-new Ford Mondeo delivers widest ever range of powertrains, introduces Mondeo Hybrid Electric Vehicle

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The all-new Ford Mondeo delivers the widest and most technologically advanced powertrain range in the model’s 21-year history, offering customers an unprecedented choice of refined, low CO2 and high performance engine options.

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Innovations include the first Mondeo petrol-electric hybrid, Ford’s multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost – the first 1.0-litre petrol engine in the Mondeo segment, and enhanced 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engines with reduced CO2 and NOX emissions.

The all-new Mondeo offers Ford’s new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine; a 1.6-litre TDCi diesel with class-leading CO2emissions and sub-100g/km CO2 even in estate bodystyle, and an optional high-powered 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine featuring twin sequential-turbocharging and delivering 210PS and 450Nm of torque.

Mondeo will deliver sub-130g/km CO2 emission options for every diesel engine at launch supported by standard Auto-Start-Stop technology across the range, including with automatic transmissions for the first time. Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive will also be available on Mondeo.

“With cutting-edge powertrains like the award-winning Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost, our first hybrid to be built in Europe, and new twin-turbocharged high-power diesel, we’ve improved fuel efficiency and CO2 without sacrificing the power and driving experience Mondeo customers have come to expect,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. “The new generation of Mondeo delivers the right option under the bonnet for every driver.”

The all-new Mondeo arrives in dealerships across Europe later this year with engine options including 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre EcoBoost, petrol-electric hybrid, and 1.6-litre TDCi and 2.0-litre TDCi with 150PS or 180PS. The new 210PS 2.0-litre TDCi, 1.5-litre TDCi,** 1.0-litre EcoBoost and all-wheel-drive transmissions go on sale in 2015.

First Mondeo Hybrid Electric Vehicle

The all-new Mondeo Hybrid is the first hybrid electric vehicle ever manufactured by Ford in Europe. Available as a four-door, the hybrid will be assembled alongside the petrol- and diesel-engine Mondeo range at Ford’s state-of-the-art facility in Valencia, Spain.

The Mondeo Hybrid adds a further dimension to the Mondeo portfolio for customers in Europe, following the success in the U.S. of its sister vehicle, the Ford Fusion Hybrid. Ford is now the second largest producer of hybrid vehicles in the U.S.

Like the Fusion Hybrid, Mondeo Hybrid uses the third-generation Ford petrol-electric hybrid system that delivers the efficiency and refinement benefits of an electric powertrain in many driving scenarios while maintaining the driving range and freedom offered by a traditional combustion engine.

Two electric motors are used in the hybrid system – one to support the petrol engine in driving the wheels and another to enable regenerative charging to the 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery, located behind the rear seats. The Mondeo Hybrid’s high voltage electric system is designed to life standards similar to Ford’s traditional combustion engines and transmissions.

The Mondeo Hybrid is capable of speeds up to 85mph in electric mode, and the combination of a specially-developed 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine and electric drivetrain delivers 187PS with 67.3mpg and 99g/km CO2.*
Drivers also can use Ford’s Smartgauge interface to help monitor, manage and reduce fuel and energy consumption, with features including “Brake Coach” that encourages gradual braking to help return more energy to the battery.

“The Mondeo’s petrol-electric hybrid powertrain means the driver does not need to do anything differently from a regular petrol or diesel vehicle. They start it the same way. They fuel it in the same way. They drive it the same way,” said Thomas Zenner, supervisor, Electrification Engineering, Ford of Europe. “The only thing customers might want to learn is how to maximise their fuel economy by modifying their driving habits – and with Smartgauge we’ve given them the tools to do that.”

Efficiency is further optimised by Electric Power Assisted Steering, and Ford-developed continuously variable transmission and control software. The Mondeo Hybrid operates without engine accessory drives for significantly reduced drag on the engine. Air-conditioning is powered electrically, as are the powertrain cooling and vacuum systems. A new exhaust gas heat recovery system enables faster cabin warming.

Award-winning EcoBoost technology

The all-new Mondeo will be the first car in its segment equipped with a 1.0-litre petrol engine. Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine was named International Engine of the Year in 2014 for an unprecedented third time in a row, and will join the Mondeo engine line-up in early 2015 with 125PS and CO2 emissions of 119g/km.*

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost delivers the power of a larger engine with core EcoBoost technologies including high-pressure direct fuel injection and Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing. A low inertia turbocharger spins at up to 248,000rpm, more than 4,000 times per second and almost twice the maximum rpm of the turbochargers powering 2014 F1 race car engines.

Efficiency is enhanced with a split cooling system that features separate circuits for the aluminium head and iron block, low friction coating for engine internals, a cambelt-in-oil design, and an ECU-controlled variable displacement oil pump that tailors lubrication to demand and optimises oil pressure.

Featuring the same engine hardware as proven in the Ford Fiesta, Focus, B-MAX, EcoSport, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX, Tourneo Connect, Tourneo Courier, Transit Connect and Transit Courier, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost fuelling and ignition calibration and gear ratios have been revised to deliver optimised performance for the Mondeo.

A small cylinder bore and long stroke contribute to peak torque of 170Nm available from 1,300rpm enabling comfortable performance in a Mondeo-sized vehicle. Combined with a six-speed manual transmission the 1.0-litre EcoBoost offers 55.4mpg fuel efficiency.*

All-new Mondeo will also feature Ford’s new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox. The engine is equipped with the integrated exhaust manifold technology first introduced with Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost. This improves efficiency by helping the engine reach optimal temperatures faster, and also delivers torque more rapidly by minimising the distance exhaust gasses travel between the cylinders and turbocharger.

A new aluminium engine block and a water-cooled intake charge cooler, delivering a more efficient feed of air into the engine, help the 1.5-litre EcoBoost deliver 134g/km CO2 – an 11per cent reduction compared with the previous 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine – and 48.7mpg fuel efficiency,* while continuing to deliver 160PS.

“The new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine offers customers the very latest EcoBoost engine technologies in a smarter and more efficient package,” Bakaj said. “More economical, smoother-running and free-revving, this new EcoBoost engine delivers an even more compelling option for drivers who love petrol performance and want low running costs.”

Mondeo will continue to be available with Ford’s 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, offering 240PS and a six-speed automatic transmission. Auto-Start-Stop is introduced to the powertrain for the first time – delivering a complete Mondeo engine line-up equipped with the fuel saving technology and reducing 2.0-litre EcoBoost CO2 emissions by six per cent.

Enhanced diesel performance

A revised 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine with Variable Nozzle Turbocharger technology that adjusts to optimise boost at different engine speeds, is offered to Mondeo customers with 150PS or 180PS as part of a diesel range delivering sub-130g/km CO2 emissions with every engine. The 2.0-litre TDCi features a revised engine block, new cylinder-head and fuel injection designs, and Ford’s lean NOX trap exhaust after-treatment system for even cleaner emissions.

Efficiency is enhanced with an Active Thermal Management System that improves warm-up times by supplying cooling to specific components on-demand to reach peak efficiency faster; and a variable oil pump that reduces parasitic losses by increasing oil pressure on-demand.

Both the 150PS and 180PS 2.0 TDCi versions can be equipped with six-speed manual or six-speed PowerShift automatic transmissions, and in ECOnetic form deliver 107g/km CO2 emissions and 68.9mpg fuel efficiency.*

The 150PS and 180PS diesel engines also will be available with Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, which offers a seamless transition between front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive performance to automatically enhance traction and road-holding when needed. The system continually measures how the car’s wheels are gripping the road surface every 16 milliseconds, and can adjust power delivery to individual wheels in 100 milliseconds.

Mondeo is also available with Ford’s 1.6-litre TDCi diesel engine in standard and enhanced-efficiency ECOnetic variants. ECOnetic models deliver class-leading CO2 emissions as low as 94g/km – a 14 per cent improvement over the previous generation – and sub-100g/km CO2 even for the estate bodystyle.*

The optional high-powered 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine will feature twin sequential-turbocharging and deliver 210PS and 450Nm of torque – available from 2000rpm – with significantly reduced CO2 compared to the outgoing 200PS 2.2-litre TDCi engine.

Electronically-controlled twin sequential turbocharging enables faster engine response. A small, low-inertia turbine is used to respond quickly to initial boost demand, and a larger high-inertia turbo is able to sustain greater boost pressure for peak performance.

“The new high-powered TDCi diesel engine follows the downsizing trend we’ve led with our EcoBoost petrol technology. Smaller engines deliver better fuel efficiency and emissions, and we claim the power back with advanced technology,” said Andrew Brumley, chief engineer, Ford Engine Programs. “Twin sequential turbocharging delivers the seamless performance consumers want every day in all conditions, and makes turbo-lag a distant memory.”

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