2012 Ford Mondeo in Paris review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 2 October 2012 , 00:10:56 byAlina

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Ford Mondeo in Paris

American carmaker Ford has released the Fusion in North America and it managed to reach the European market, just like the new Ford Mondeo. This new model will be officially revealed at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. As most of us already know, the Fusion can only be found as a four-door sedan. The new Ford Mondeo, on the other hand will be available as a five-door lift back, but also as a station wagon. This last version was developed for the European market in particular. It might sound a little crazy for a D-segment car to receive power from a 1.0-liter engine, but it is true. The new Ford Mondeo is powered by 1.0-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol unit. This is actually a premiere in its class. Anyway, even though it is small, it is capable of producing 123 BHP.

We have to admit that it is quite good. For example, a regular 1.6-liter naturally aspirated engine is not always capable of producing so much power. Beside the 1.0-liter unit, the carmaker also offers another three options. The first one is a 1.6-liter turbocharged EcoBoost petrol and a 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost petrol capable of developing 240 BHP. Last, we have a 1.6-liter diesel with ECOnetic technology. According to the carmaker, it offers best-in-class fuel consumption. The new Mondeo will also be available in a petrol-electric hybrid version that includes a 2.0-liter petrol with a lithium-ion battery that can produce 35 kW. Together the two produce 185 horsepower. An all-wheel drive diesel variant is also available.

To send the power to the wheels, the engineers have offered a 6-speed manual and also a dual-clutch automatic one. In terms of technology, the carmaker offers Advanced Active Park Assist, SYNC developed by Ford with MyTouch infotainment system, an 8-inch color touch screen, voice control. When it comes to safety, the American specialists offer airbags and stability control systems, rear inflatable seatbelts as standard.