Ford Europe have released pictures of the new 2011 Ford Mondeo facelift with a range of new goodies to go with the car including a revised engine. The engine in question is none other than the 2.0-litre inline four turbo which replaced the 2.3-litre Duratec petrol engine in the Mondeo earlier this year.
In the new facelift model, the 2.0 litre Ecoboost turbocharged engine now produces 237hp, which is 37hp more than the version released for the pre-facelift Mondeo. Apart from the added power, great strides have been made to improve general efficiency as the engine consumes 20 percent less fuel than normal petrol engine with a similar capacity.
Another addition to the engine line-up include the revised 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, which has been uprated to produce 197hp. This will be sold alongside a range of three 2.0 litre Duratorq TDCi engines producing 113, 138 and 160 horses respectively. The same six-speed Ford PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission system will be fitted as standard on Ecoboost petrol engines but will be an option on the 138hp and 160hp diesel variants.
Improving efficiency further will be Ford ECOnetic Technologies such as Smart Regenerative Charging, Ford Eco Mode and an Active Grille Shutter system. The Active Shutter system controls the airflow through the grilles when travelling at different speeds thereby reducing drag and increasing fuel efficiency.
Cosmetic changes to the exterior include new grilles featuring a lower trapezoid, slim opening and a more pronounced bonnet while LED technology is used in the front and rear lights. Inside the Mondeo will have a revised console design with ambient lighting, revised door treatment featuring flush and integrated door release handles.
Driving assistance features such as Lane Departure Warning, Driver Alert, Auto High Beam, Blind Spot Information System, Speed Limiter, Rear Door Power Child Locks and Rear View Camera.
It is good to see that Ford has heeded the calls for more powerful engines to be coupled with their excellent chassis. Currently, the 2.3-litre Mondeo is selling for RM 174,101.80. If and when they do bring the revised model with a 2.0 litre turbo to Malaysia, it would be a very tempting buy if prices were along the same lines. Hopefully they add in ESP as well to reel in all those extra Newton meters of torque thanks to the turbocharger!
More pictures after the jump.
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