Ford has earmarked the all-new Mondeo as the next model to be fitted with its award-winning 1.0-litre Ecoboost petrol engine, following Focus, B-MAX, Fiesta and C-MAX
Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will become the smallest-ever engine to be specified in such a large family car, enabling industry-leading efficiency for petrol models including best-in-class fuel economy and CO2 emissions.
The next-generation Ford Mondeo 1.0-litre Ecoboost forms part of Ford’s major new European product rollout.
"Today’s smartest technology offers customers more from less," said Barb Samardzich, vice president, product development, Ford of Europe. "This is as true of engines as it is of computers and smartphones, and by equipping the all-new Mondeo with our acclaimed 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine we are delivering cutting-edge technology that delivers a very real and tangible customer benefit."
The 1.0 Ecoboost version of the next-generation Mondeo is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy of more than 50mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of less than 130g/km but with better performance than the outgoing normally aspirated petrol engine.
In the new Mondeo, Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost will produce 125bhp and up to 148lb-ft of torque.
"Both ingenuity and affordability are part of our ‘Go Further’ brand promise, and we believe that having been the first to produce a compact engine capable of meeting the expectations of CD-segment customers, we can now establish a new benchmark for engine down-sizing within this competitive sector," said Rolf Deges, Mondeo assistant chief programme engineer.