New Ford Mondeo comes with EcoBoost

The 1.6-litre engine, which joins the 2.0-litre EcoBoost version launched early this year, borrows the direct-injection, variable valve-timing and turbo-charging from the 2.0-litre engine.

The 1.6-litre version is now available on the new C-Max MPV range. The 1.6-litre 160 horsepower EcoBoost engine, produced atFord's Bridgend Plant in Wales, offers high performance while returning over 41mpg.

The new five-door Mondeo, now available across UK stores, also features a six-speed manual transmission able to reach 134mph, returning 41.5mpg and emitting 158g of carbon dioxide every kilometre.

In February 2011, the carmaker will introduce a 1.6 TDCi diesel engine with start-stop capabilities in UK showrooms. The yet-to-come Mondeo will aim at reaching 115g/km of CO2 and 65.6mpg. It will also feature a calibrated 115 horsepower version of the Dagenham-built engine, complete with an aerodynamic kit to reduce drag and low rolling resistance tyres.

Kevin Griffin, fleet director,Ford, Britain, 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."

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