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 has added a new cleaner petrol engine option to its latest Mondeo range to offer lower emissions and higher fuel efficiency. The new UK-built 1.6 litre direct injection turbo petrol EcoBoost engine offers turbo-boosted performance while returning over 41 mpg.
The new 1.6 litre engine joins the 2.0 litre EcoBoost engine introduced on Ford's larger 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.
In five-door form, the new Ford Mondeo equipped with the 1.6-litre 160PS EcoBoost engine and six-speed manual transmission is capable of 134mph, while returning 41.5mpg (combined) and emitting 158g CO2/km. Boasting a generous 160PS the Mondeo 1.6-litre EcoBoost's fuel consumption and lower personal, and employer, taxation combine to make the car comparable with a diesel-powered 2.0-litre TDCi:
The US car maker will introduce further powertrain changes 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 Dagenham-built engine and will be fitted with an aerodynamic kit to minimise drag and low rolling resistance tyres.
Source: The Green Car Website