Ford Mondeo 1.0-litre EcoBoost


The new ford Mondeo is the next model in line to get the firm’s now world famous 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine. It will replace the entry-level four-cinder models to offer better economy and lower emissions.

Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost, the 2012 “International Engine of the Year,” is the most power-dense production engine the company has ever produced.  With an engine block small enough to sit on a piece of A4 paper, it produces 125PS and 170Nm of torque (and up to 200Nm in “overboost” mode), delivered from just 1450rpm. The next-generation Mondeo is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy and CO2 emissions of less than 130g/km but with the power and refinement of a considerably larger engine.

Although we have to try the car to see if it’s any good, but on paper it sounds like a good economy saloon.

New Ford Mondeo1 Ford Mondeo 1.0 litre EcoBoost

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“Today’s smartest technology offers customers more from less,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. “This is as true of engines as it is of computers and smartphones, and by equipping the all-new Mondeo in Europe with our acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine we are delivering cutting-edge technology that delivers a very real and tangible customer benefit.”

The sophisticated engine features advanced technologies including twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), a compact, low-inertia turbo that spins at 248,000rpm, direct fuel injection, an aluminium cylinder head with integrated exhaust manifold, low friction piston coatings, low tension piston rings, low friction crank seals and a cambelt-in-oil design.

“Both ingenuity and affordability are part of our ‘Go Further’ brand promise, and we believe that having been the first to produce a compact engine capable of meeting the expectations of CD-segment customers, we can now establish a new benchmark for engine down-sizing within this competitive sector,” said Rolf Deges, Mondeo assistant chief programme engineer.

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