Ford celebrates the official launch of the Ford Mondeo, 8000 customer orders have already been placed. The starting price is 25 euros for the 400 kW / 92 hp hatchback with the 125-liter three-cylinder engine that will be available from the middle of the year. In addition to the station wagon with automatic level control, there is also a four-door sedan. However, it is only offered as a hybrid, which has a system output of 1,0 kW / 138 hp.
Other engines for the market launch are the new 1,5-liter Ecoboost petrol engine and the optimized 2,0-liter diesel. The new 2,0-liter diesel with sequential bi-turbo charging and an output of 155 kW / 210 PS as well as a maximum torque of 450 Newton meters and its 1,5-liter counterpart followed in the middle of the year. Then there are the all-wheel drive versions with the 2,0-liter diesel in the output levels 110 kW / 150 PS and 132 kW / 180 PS. An automatic start-stop system is now part of the standard equipment of all Mondeo versions and also includes models with automatic transmission.
The new technologies in the Mondeo include adaptive LED headlights, the belt airbag on the outer rear seats and the pre-collision assistant with pedestrian detection, its world premiere. The connectivity system Sync 2 offers a further improved voice control - for example, the phrase "I'm hungry" is sufficient for the restaurant search - and an eight-inch, high-resolution color touchscreen display.
(Ampnet / jri)