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New Ford Mondeo engine released

Ford's latest Mondeo range, now available in UK dealerships, features a new high-tech 1.6-litre direct injection turbo petrol EcoBoost engine which offers sporty performance while returning over 41mpg.

This new 1.6-litre engine joins the 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine which was introduced across all Ford's large cars earlier this year. Sharing the same direct-injection, variable valve-timing and turbo-charging, the new 1.6-litre version, produced at Ford's Bridgend Plant in Wales, is also available on the new Ford C-MAX MPV range.

Kevin Griffin, Ford of Britain fleet director, said:  "Ford's newest Mondeo has an exterior look and standard of interior well suited to the executive car park.  We've added powertrains which support the lower carbon economy we now live in.  The efficient 1.6 EcoBoost in Mondeo is a sporty alternative for petrol advocates who switched to diesel in order to pay less tax."

Ford's 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine uses a combination of turbocharging, direct injection and variable cam timing to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while producing an extra 40PS over the Mondeo's conventional 1.6 petrol engine. It also produces a remarkable 10 per cent more power than Ford's 2.0-litre 145PS petrol engine.

Further Ford Mondeo powertrain news follows in February next year when the 1.6 TDCi diesel engine with start-stop technologies arrives in UK showrooms. This Mondeo, targeting 115g/km CO2 to return 65.6mpg (combined), features a specially calibrated 115PS version of the engine and will be fitted with an aerodynamic kit to minimise drag and low rolling resistance tyres.

The 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine will also be available this year in Ford S-MAX and Galaxy.  With power output at 160PS, the engine produces CO2 emissions of only 164 and 169g/km respectively.

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