Ford’s European division has announced a new 2.0 litre EcoBoost gasoline engine along with upgraded 2.0 litre Duratorq diesel engines for the Mondeo mid-sized sedan.

The turbocharged EcoBoost 4-potter with direct injection makes 203hp at 5,500 rpm and 300Nm of torque between 1,750 rpm and 4,500 rpm. This model is offered standard with Ford’s 6-speed PowerShift dual-clutch transmission.

The Mondeo would take 7.9 seconds to hit 100 km/h and can offer a top speed of 232 km/h. Combined fuel consumption is figured at 7.7 litres per 100 kilometers which sounds pretty good. The 2.0 litre Duratorq diesel engine has been upgraded to match higher emissions standard and is offered in three forms including 115hp, 140hp as well as a 163hp version.

Us Malaysians get the 2.3 litre Duratec HE petrol engine which produces 159hp at 6,500 rpm and 208Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. It would be nice if we can have the EcoBoost unit mentioned above as the Mondeo could use more power. The Duratec does its job well but more kick is always better.

A diesel Mondeo would be nice as well. I had a go in the Focus TDCi recently and its a cracking drive! A 140hp 2.0 litre Duratorq for the Mondeo perhaps?