Машины Ford Mondeo Mondeo I

Ford Australia automobile timeline, 1980s–present

Type 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
City Ka
Subcompact Festiva Festiva Fiesta Fiesta
Compact Escort Laser Laser Laser Laser Laser Focus Focus Focus Focus
Meteor
Mid-size Cortina Telstar Telstar Taurus
Corsair Mondeo Mondeo Mondeo
Full-size Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon
Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD
Sports Capri Probe Cougar
Mustang
Utility F-Series F-Series
Courier Courier Courier Ranger Ranger
Falcon Ute Falcon Ute Falcon Ute
Van Falcon Van
Spectron
Econovan Econovan Econovan Transit Custom
Transit Transit Transit Transit Transit
Subcompact SUV EcoSport
Compact SUV Escape
Kuga/Escape
Mid-size SUV Raider Territory Endura
Bronco Maverick Explorer Explorer

References

Ford Australia automobile timeline, 1980s–present

Type 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
City Ka
Subcompact Festiva Festiva Fiesta Fiesta
Compact Escort Laser Laser Laser Laser Laser Focus Focus Focus
Meteor
Mid-size Cortina Telstar Telstar Taurus
Corsair Mondeo Mondeo Mondeo
Full-size Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon
Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD
Sports Capri Probe Cougar
Mustang
Utility F-Series F-Series
Courier Courier Courier Ranger Ranger
Falcon Ute Falcon Ute Falcon Ute
Van Falcon Van
Spectron
Econovan Econovan Econovan Transit Custom
Transit Transit Transit Transit Transit
Subcompact SUV EcoSport
Compact SUV Escape
Kuga/Escape
Mid-size SUV Raider Territory Endura
Bronco Maverick Explorer Explorer

Engines

Interior

For the second generation Mondeo, the Zetec engine was replaced with 1.8 and 2.0 litre Mazda L engines, branded Duratec by Ford. The standard 2.5 L V6 engine was carried over, while a 3.0 L version was developed for the ST220 and higher trim models.

The archaic Endura-D 1.8 L turbodiesel engine was dropped, and replaced by a more sophisticated 2.0 L 16v Duratorq common rail (TDCi and TDDi) unit with a fixed or variable geometry turbine, this clever turbine system allows a certain amount of overboost, giving an extra 10% or so of torque for short periods. This engine, known within Ford as the “Puma”-type Duratorq, was first seen in the Transit in detuned form.

A new automatic transmission was added to the range called the Durashift. This unit has five gears and may be shifted manually or shifted like an automatic. A six-speed manual transmission was also added to the range, instead of just having a five-speed manual as seen in the previous model.

In June 2003, the Mondeo was given a very mild upgrade, the new models being identifiable by the larger chrome honeycomb grille, redesigned fog lights, a new central dashboard made from higher quality materials, with electronic climate control, either a standard Ford radio, Sony radio, or a satellite navigation radio/CD player, which also has climate control built into the unit in lieu of the space taken up by the unit. The Durashift automatic is now available with steering wheel control. The petrol engines were revised at this stage also — the new SCI (direct injection) version of the 1.8 L Duratec engine was introduced, which generates 4 kW (5 PS) more than the standard unit. In addition, equipment was upgraded across the range — with trip computer now standard on all models, and cruise control is also standard in selected trim levels and markets.

The main Sports version was the ST220, replacing the ST200 from the last model series. This was available in Liftback, Estate and Saloon form. The ST220 produced 226 bhp (169 kW) from the newly developed 3.0-litre V6 engine, which made it capable of 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.6 seconds, and on to a maximum speed of 155 mph (249 km/h). There was also a ST TDCi, a sports version of the regular diesel. This, available in all forms, had a 2.2-litre 4-cyl diesel engine, developing 153 bhp (114 kW). It accelerated from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 8.2 seconds, and had a maximum speed of 140 mph (230 km/h).

The higher range models, (i.e. the Zetec S, Ghia X and Titanium X), now had two V6 engines available; one being the existing Duratec 25 carried over from the previous model, and one being a Duratec 30; a quieter, smoother variant of the ST220 3.0-litre engine, which produced 206 bhp (154 kW). This was not dissimilar in performance to the ST220, with a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) time of 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 151 mph (243 km/h).

In 2005, there were two new Duratorq common rail (TDCi) options, a 2.2L with 114 kW (155 PS) and a detuned version of the 2.0L with 65 kW (89 PS). Also, the Seat Belt Warning System was added and is now standard, with an audible/visual warning signal reminding the driver to fasten his/her seat belt. The styling was upgraded again, the most notable difference being tweaked taillights.

Featuresedit

The Mk IV Mondeo hosted features such as:

  • Human Machine Interface: A system so advanced it could present all features within the car being triggered with voice activation (Only available on Zetec and upper spec Mondeo’s)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring: The Mk IV Mondeo could detect cars coming within the drivers blind spot areas, avoiding such issues.
  • Active Cruise Control: The Mk IV Mondeo could detect vehicles coming ahead, slowing the car down to a desired safety to not cause any harm to any road users.
  • Navigation: The Mk IV Mondeo featured a Blaupunkt-based NX System, though not quick it was vastly packed with features.

Features

The Mk IV Mondeo hosted features such as:

  • Human Machine Interface: A system so advanced it could present all features within the car being triggered with voice activation (Only available on Zetec and upper spec Mondeo’s)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring: The Mk IV Mondeo could detect cars coming within the drivers blind spot areas, avoiding such issues.
  • Active Cruise Control: The Mk IV Mondeo could detect vehicles coming ahead, slowing the car down to a desired safety to not cause any harm to any road users.
  • Navigation: The Mk IV Mondeo featured a Blaupunkt-based NX System, though not quick it was vastly packed with features.

Sales

Despite positive reviews from the motoring media right up to the final year of production, this generation of Mondeo has not been a strong seller in the United Kingdom, falling out of Top 10 Best Selling Cars In Britain in 2010, when just over 30,000 were sold, and plummeting to just over 16,000 sales in 2013, and less than 7,000 during 2014. In 2009, it was outsold by its main rival, the Vauxhall Insignia.

This placed it well short of competitors, like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Vauxhall Insignia. This in stark contrast to the 1990s, when sales of the original Mondeo topped 100,000 per year, and even the second generation model peaked at more than 80,000 in 2001. It was still selling above 50,000 units per year in 2005. However, the popularity of more expensive versions of the Focus, the Kuga SUV and the related S-MAX have minimized the impact of the Mondeo’s fall in popularity on overall Ford sales.

Overview

At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Ford confirmed product details, and delayed the European launch from early summer 2013 to late autumn 2014 to address quality issues in ramping up production of the fourth-generation Mondeo receiving updates. It was later explained that European sales of the latest Mondeo would be delayed by “at least a year” because of the closure in 2013 of the Ford plant at Genk, which is where previous generations of the car had been produced for the European markets.

In October 2014, the fourth-generation Mondeo finally appeared in Europe, manufactured in Valencia, powered by a range of four-cylinder engines offering 160-240 PS (118-176 kW) for the petrol/gasoline-powered cars and 115-180 PS (82-132 kW) for diesel buyers. The smaller three-cylinder “Econetic” 125-PS unit was scheduled for 2015 and there was also talk of a four-wheel-drive version scheduled for a future date.

Since 2018, the 1.5L EcoBoost engine has a maximum output power of 165-PS

The car is available with Dynamic LED headlamps. Also, a first in its class, is the introduction of a Rear Inflatable Seatbelt to reduce the pressure on the occupant’s body in the event of a crash.

Ford has officially denied rumors about killing the Mondeo and the closely related S-Max and Galaxy MPVs in Europe

Referencesedit

Ford Australia automobile timeline, 1980s–present

Type 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
City Ka
Subcompact Festiva Festiva Fiesta Fiesta
Compact Escort Laser Laser Laser Laser Laser Focus Focus Focus Focus
Meteor
Mid-size Cortina Telstar Telstar Taurus
Corsair Mondeo Mondeo Mondeo
Full-size Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon
Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD
Sports Capri Probe Cougar
Mustang
Utility F-Series F-Series
Courier Courier Courier Ranger Ranger
Falcon Ute Falcon Ute Falcon Ute
Van Falcon Van
Spectron
Econovan Econovan Econovan Transit Custom
Transit Transit Transit Transit Transit
Subcompact SUV EcoSport
Compact SUV Escape
Kuga/Escape
Mid-size SUV Raider Territory Endura
Bronco Maverick Explorer Explorer

Awards

  • 2007 Auto Express Car of the Year (Auto Express quoted the Mondeo is: “Ford’s finest ever car”)
  • 2007 Auto Express Best Family Car
  • 2007 Fifth Gear: Best Family Newcomer
  • 2007 Top Gear Car of the Year (Joint COTY, Subaru Legacy Outback)
  • 2007 RACV: Best Mid–Size Car Over $28,000
  • 2007 Drive Car of the Year: Best Medium Car
  • 2008 Semperit Irish Car of the Year
  • 2008 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2008 What Car? Best Family Car
  • 2008 Motor Trend: Top 10 Car
  • 2008 Car and Driver: 10 Best Car
  • 2008 Car News Magazine (Taiwan): Best Domestic Large Sedan
  • 2008 Sina: Best Driving Performance Car
  • 2008 Drive Car of the Year: Best Medium Car
  • 2008 The Caravan Club: Tow Car of the Year (Mondeo 2.5t Estate)
  • 2008 Auto Express Best Family Car
  • 2009 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2009 What Car? Best Family Car
  • 2009 New Zealand Automobile Association: Best Medium Car
  • 2010 Drive Car of the Year: Best Medium Car
  • 2011 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2011 What Car? Best Family Car
  • 2012 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2012 What Car? Best Family Car
  • 2012 Now Magazine: “Most Attractive Car For A Man To Drive”
  • 2013 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2013 What Car? Best Family Car

Salesedit

Despite positive reviews from the motoring media right up to the final year of production, this generation of Mondeo has not been a strong seller in the United Kingdom, falling out of Top 10 Best Selling Cars In Britain in 2010, when just over 30,000 were sold, and plummeting to just over 16,000 sales in 2013, and less than 7,000 during 2014. In 2009, it was outsold by its main rival, the Vauxhall Insignia.

This placed it well short of competitors, like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Vauxhall Insignia. This in stark contrast to the 1990s, when sales of the original Mondeo topped 100,000 per year, and even the second generation model peaked at more than 80,000 in 2001. It was still selling above 50,000 units per year in 2005. However, the popularity of more expensive versions of the Focus, the Kuga SUV and the related S-MAX have minimized the impact of the Mondeo’s fall in popularity on overall Ford sales.

Ford Australia automobile timeline, 1980s–present

Type 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
City Ka
Subcompact Festiva Festiva Fiesta Fiesta
Compact Escort Laser Laser Laser Laser Laser Focus Focus Focus Focus
Meteor
Mid-size Cortina Telstar Telstar Taurus
Corsair Mondeo Mondeo Mondeo
Full-size Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon
Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD
Sports Capri Probe Cougar
Mustang
Utility F-Series F-Series
Courier Courier Courier Ranger Ranger
Falcon Ute Falcon Ute Falcon Ute
Van Falcon Van
Spectron
Econovan Econovan Econovan Transit Custom
Transit Transit Transit Transit Transit
Subcompact SUV EcoSport
Compact SUV Escape
Kuga/Escape
Mid-size SUV Raider Territory Endura
Bronco Maverick Explorer Explorer

Features

The Mk IV Mondeo hosted features such as:

  • Human Machine Interface: A system so advanced it could present all features within the car being triggered with voice activation (Only available on Zetec and upper spec Mondeo’s)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring: The Mk IV Mondeo could detect cars coming within the drivers blind spot areas, avoiding such issues.
  • Active Cruise Control: The Mk IV Mondeo could detect vehicles coming ahead, slowing the car down to a desired safety to not cause any harm to any road users.
  • Navigation: The Mk IV Mondeo featured a Blaupunkt-based NX System, though not quick it was vastly packed with features.

Ford Australia automobile timeline, 1980s–present

Type 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
City Ka
Subcompact Festiva Festiva Fiesta Fiesta
Compact Escort Laser Laser Laser Laser Laser Focus Focus Focus Focus
Meteor
Mid-size Cortina Telstar Telstar Taurus
Corsair Mondeo Mondeo Mondeo
Full-size Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon
Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD
Sports Capri Probe Cougar
Mustang
Utility F-Series F-Series
Courier Courier Courier Ranger Ranger
Falcon Ute Falcon Ute Falcon Ute
Van Falcon Van
Spectron
Econovan Econovan Econovan Transit Custom
Transit Transit Transit Transit Transit
Subcompact SUV EcoSport
Compact SUV Escape
Kuga/Escape
Mid-size SUV Raider Territory Endura
Bronco Maverick Explorer Explorer

Marketedit

Europeedit

Engines:

  • 1.8 L (1798 cc) Duratec I4, 110 PS (108 hp or 81 kW and 122 lb⋅ft or 165 N⋅m) (1.8)
  • 1.8 L (1798 cc) Duratec I4, 125 PS (123 hp or 92 kW and 125 lb⋅ft or 169 N⋅m) (1.8)
  • 1.8 L (1798 cc) Duratec SCi I4, 131 PS (129 hp or 96 kW and 129 lb⋅ft or 175 N⋅m) (1.8 SCi)
  • 2.0 L (1999 cc) Duratec I4, 145 PS (143 hp or 107 kW and 140 lb⋅ft or 190 N⋅m) (2.0)
  • 2.5 L (2495 cc) V6, 170 PS (168 hp or 125 kW and 162 lb⋅ft or 220 N⋅m) (2.5)
  • 3.0 L (2967 cc) V6, 204 PS (201 hp or 150 kW and 207 lb⋅ft or 281 N⋅m) (3.0)
  • 3.0 L (2967 cc) V6, 226 PS (223 hp or 166 kW and 210 lb⋅ft or 280 N⋅m) (3.0 ST220)
  • 2.0 L (1998 cc) I4, 90 PS (89 hp or 66 kW and 155 lb⋅ft or 210 N⋅m) (2.0 TDDi 90)
  • 2.0 L (1998 cc) I4, 116 PS (114 hp or 85 kW and 207 lb⋅ft or 281 N⋅m) (2.0 TDDi and TDCi 115)
  • 2.0 L (1998 cc) I4, 131 PS (129 hp (96 kW) and 244 lb⋅ft or 331 N⋅m) (2.0 TDCi 130)
  • 2.2 L (2198 cc) Duratorq I4, 155 PS (153 hp or 114 kW and 265 lb⋅ft or 359 N⋅m) (2.2 TDCi 155)

South Americaedit

Brazil

In Brazil, Ford do Brasil re-imported the Mondeo from 2002, until the Fusion replaced it in 2006. The Mondeo was offered only as a saloon, and had the 2.0 143 hp inline-4 engine. The V6 version was sold only during the past generation (1999–2000). No flexifuel variant was available. There was only one trim level, the Ghia, with manual or automatic gearbox.

Mexico

In Mexico, the model was similar to the European version to replace the Ford Contour. Trim levels were Core, Edge, Ghia and 100 units of the ST220 (sold as a limited edition), it was sold only with the 2.0 4-cylinder, 2.5 V6 and 3.0 V6 (for the ST220) petrol: no turbodiesel or estate versions were available in Mexico. Its nearest rival were the Chevrolet Vectra and Volkswagen Passat. 2007 was the last year of the Mondeo for Mexico, being sold together with the Ford Fusion until it finally replaced it.

External linksedit

Ford Australia automobile timeline, 1980s–present

Type 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
City Ka
Subcompact Festiva Festiva Fiesta Fiesta
Compact Escort Laser Laser Laser Laser Laser Focus Focus Focus Focus
Meteor
Mid-size Cortina Telstar Telstar Taurus
Corsair Mondeo Mondeo Mondeo
Full-size Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon / Fairmont Falcon
Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD Fairlane / LTD
Sports Capri Probe Cougar
Mustang
Utility F-Series F-Series
Courier Courier Courier Ranger Ranger
Falcon Ute Falcon Ute Falcon Ute
Van Falcon Van
Spectron
Econovan Econovan Econovan Transit Custom
Transit Transit Transit Transit Transit
Subcompact SUV EcoSport
Compact SUV Escape
Kuga/Escape
Mid-size SUV Raider Territory Endura
Bronco Maverick Explorer Explorer

Sales

Despite positive reviews from the motoring media right up to the final year of production, this generation of Mondeo has not been a strong seller in the United Kingdom, falling out of Top 10 Best Selling Cars In Britain in 2010, when just over 30,000 were sold, and plummeting to just over 16,000 sales in 2013, and less than 7,000 during 2014. In 2009, it was outsold by its main rival, the Vauxhall Insignia.

This placed it well short of competitors, like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Vauxhall Insignia. This in stark contrast to the 1990s, when sales of the original Mondeo topped 100,000 per year, and even the second generation model peaked at more than 80,000 in 2001. It was still selling above 50,000 units per year in 2005. However, the popularity of more expensive versions of the Focus, the Kuga SUV and the related S-MAX have minimized the impact of the Mondeo’s fall in popularity on overall Ford sales.

Awards

  • 2007 Auto Express Car of the Year (Auto Express quoted the Mondeo is: “Ford’s finest ever car”)
  • 2007 Auto Express Best Family Car
  • 2007 Fifth Gear: Best Family Newcomer
  • 2007 Top Gear Car of the Year (Joint COTY, Subaru Legacy Outback)
  • 2007 RACV: Best Mid–Size Car Over $28,000
  • 2007 Drive Car of the Year: Best Medium Car
  • 2008 Semperit Irish Car of the Year
  • 2008 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2008 What Car? Best Family Car
  • 2008 Motor Trend: Top 10 Car
  • 2008 Car and Driver: 10 Best Car
  • 2008 Car News Magazine (Taiwan): Best Domestic Large Sedan
  • 2008 Sina: Best Driving Performance Car
  • 2008 Drive Car of the Year: Best Medium Car
  • 2008 The Caravan Club: Tow Car of the Year (Mondeo 2.5t Estate)
  • 2008 Auto Express Best Family Car
  • 2009 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2009 What Car? Best Family Car
  • 2009 New Zealand Automobile Association: Best Medium Car
  • 2010 Drive Car of the Year: Best Medium Car
  • 2011 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2011 What Car? Best Family Car
  • 2012 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2012 What Car? Best Family Car
  • 2012 Now Magazine: “Most Attractive Car For A Man To Drive”
  • 2013 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2013 What Car? Best Family Car

Market

Europe

Engines:

  • 1.8 L (1798 cc) Duratec I4, 110 PS (108 hp or 81 kW and 122 lb⋅ft or 165 N⋅m) (1.8)
  • 1.8 L (1798 cc) Duratec I4, 125 PS (123 hp or 92 kW and 125 lb⋅ft or 169 N⋅m) (1.8)
  • 1.8 L (1798 cc) Duratec SCi I4, 131 PS (129 hp or 96 kW and 129 lb⋅ft or 175 N⋅m) (1.8 SCi)
  • 2.0 L (1999 cc) Duratec I4, 145 PS (143 hp or 107 kW and 140 lb⋅ft or 190 N⋅m) (2.0)
  • 2.5 L (2495 cc) V6, 170 PS (168 hp or 125 kW and 162 lb⋅ft or 220 N⋅m) (2.5)
  • 3.0 L (2967 cc) V6, 204 PS (201 hp or 150 kW and 207 lb⋅ft or 281 N⋅m) (3.0)
  • 3.0 L (2967 cc) V6, 226 PS (223 hp or 166 kW and 210 lb⋅ft or 280 N⋅m) (3.0 ST220)
  • 2.0 L (1998 cc) I4, 90 PS (89 hp or 66 kW and 155 lb⋅ft or 210 N⋅m) (2.0 TDDi 90)
  • 2.0 L (1998 cc) I4, 116 PS (114 hp or 85 kW and 207 lb⋅ft or 281 N⋅m) (2.0 TDDi and TDCi 115)
  • 2.0 L (1998 cc) I4, 131 PS (129 hp (96 kW) and 244 lb⋅ft or 331 N⋅m) (2.0 TDCi 130)
  • 2.2 L (2198 cc) Duratorq I4, 155 PS (153 hp or 114 kW and 265 lb⋅ft or 359 N⋅m) (2.2 TDCi 155)

South America

Brazil

In Brazil, Ford do Brasil re-imported the Mondeo from 2002, until the Fusion replaced it in 2006.
The Mondeo was offered only as a saloon, and had the 2.0 143 hp inline-4 engine. The V6 version was sold only during the past generation (1999–2000). No flexifuel variant was available.
There was only one trim level, the Ghia, with manual or automatic gearbox.

Mexico

In Mexico, the model was similar to the European version to replace the Ford Contour. Trim levels were Core, Edge, Ghia and 100 units of the ST220 (sold as a limited edition), it was sold only with the 2.0 4-cylinder, 2.5 V6 and 3.0 V6 (for the ST220) petrol: no turbodiesel or estate versions were available in Mexico. Its nearest rival were the Chevrolet Vectra and Volkswagen Passat. 2007 was the last year of the Mondeo for Mexico, being sold together with the Ford Fusion until it finally replaced it.

Enginesedit

Interior

For the second generation Mondeo, the Zetec engine was replaced with 1.8 and 2.0 litre Mazda L engines, branded Duratec by Ford. The standard 2.5 L V6 engine was carried over, while a 3.0 L version was developed for the ST220 and higher trim models.

The archaic Endura-D 1.8 L turbodiesel engine was dropped, and replaced by a more sophisticated 2.0 L 16v Duratorq common rail (TDCi and TDDi) unit with a fixed or variable geometry turbine, this clever turbine system allows a certain amount of overboost, giving an extra 10% or so of torque for short periods. This engine, known within Ford as the “Puma”-type Duratorq, was first seen in the Transit in detuned form.

A new automatic transmission was added to the range called the Durashift. This unit has five gears and may be shifted manually or shifted like an automatic. A six-speed manual transmission was also added to the range, instead of just having a five-speed manual as seen in the previous model.

In June 2003, the Mondeo was given a very mild upgrade, the new models being identifiable by the larger chrome honeycomb grille, redesigned fog lights, a new central dashboard made from higher quality materials, with electronic climate control, either a standard Ford radio, Sony radio, or a satellite navigation radio/CD player, which also has climate control built into the unit in lieu of the space taken up by the unit. The Durashift automatic is now available with steering wheel control. The petrol engines were revised at this stage also — the new SCI (direct injection) version of the 1.8 L Duratec engine was introduced, which generates 4 kW (5 PS) more than the standard unit. In addition, equipment was upgraded across the range — with trip computer now standard on all models, and cruise control is also standard in selected trim levels and markets.

The main Sports version was the ST220, replacing the ST200 from the last model series. This was available in Liftback, Estate and Saloon form. The ST220 produced 226 bhp (169 kW) from the newly developed 3.0-litre V6 engine, which made it capable of 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.6 seconds, and on to a maximum speed of 155 mph (249 km/h). There was also a ST TDCi, a sports version of the regular diesel. This, available in all forms, had a 2.2-litre 4-cyl diesel engine, developing 153 bhp (114 kW). It accelerated from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 8.2 seconds, and had a maximum speed of 140 mph (230 km/h).

The higher range models, (i.e. the Zetec S, Ghia X and Titanium X), now had two V6 engines available; one being the existing Duratec 25 carried over from the previous model, and one being a Duratec 30; a quieter, smoother variant of the ST220 3.0-litre engine, which produced 206 bhp (154 kW). This was not dissimilar in performance to the ST220, with a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) time of 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 151 mph (243 km/h).

In 2005, there were two new Duratorq common rail (TDCi) options, a 2.2L with 114 kW (155 PS) and a detuned version of the 2.0L with 65 kW (89 PS). Also, the Seat Belt Warning System was added and is now standard, with an audible/visual warning signal reminding the driver to fasten his/her seat belt. The styling was upgraded again, the most notable difference being tweaked taillights.

Awardsedit

  • 2007 Auto Express Car of the Year (Auto Express quoted the Mondeo is: “Ford’s finest ever car”)
  • 2007 Auto Express Best Family Car
  • 2007 Fifth Gear: Best Family Newcomer
  • 2007 Top Gear Car of the Year (Joint COTY, Subaru Legacy Outback)
  • 2007 RACV: Best Mid–Size Car Over $28,000
  • 2007 Drive Car of the Year: Best Medium Car
  • 2008 Semperit Irish Car of the Year
  • 2008 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2008 What Car? Best Family Car
  • 2008 Motor Trend: Top 10 Car
  • 2008 Car and Driver: 10 Best Car
  • 2008 Car News Magazine (Taiwan): Best Domestic Large Sedan
  • 2008 Sina: Best Driving Performance Car
  • 2008 Drive Car of the Year: Best Medium Car
  • 2008 The Caravan Club: Tow Car of the Year (Mondeo 2.5t Estate)
  • 2008 Auto Express Best Family Car
  • 2009 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2009 What Car? Best Family Car
  • 2009 New Zealand Automobile Association: Best Medium Car
  • 2010 Drive Car of the Year: Best Medium Car
  • 2011 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2011 What Car? Best Family Car
  • 2012 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2012 What Car? Best Family Car
  • 2012 Now Magazine: “Most Attractive Car For A Man To Drive”
  • 2013 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2013 What Car? Best Family Car
Рейтинг
( Пока оценок нет )
Понравилась статья? Поделиться с друзьями:
Добавить комментарий

;-) :| :x :twisted: :smile: :shock: :sad: :roll: :razz: :oops: :o :mrgreen: :lol: :idea: :grin: :evil: :cry: :cool: :arrow: :???: :?: :!: