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Ford reveals powertrain enhancements

ABR Staff Writer Published 18 January 2011

Ford Motor has revealed further powertrain enhancements for its portfolio of recently freshened large cars - the Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy models.

The company said that from February 2011 a new, efficient 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi with peak power of 115 PS (85kw) will add to the already comprehensive engine range for their large cars.

At the same time the Ford auto-start-stop system will also be made available for this small displacement diesel engine as well as for the recently introduced 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine (160 PS/118kw).

The 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi and Ford auto-start-stop system combination also builds a foundation for the new Ford Mondeo ECOnetic, with homologated CO2 emission as low as 114g/km.

Finally the new 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel (200 PS / 147 kW) will also now be available with Ford's smooth-operating six-speed automatic transmission for powerful yet relaxed driving experience.

Effectively replacing the 115 PS version of the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi engine in its role as an entry level diesel powertrain, the new 1.6-litre engine delivers 270Nm of torque from 1750 - 2500 rpm to Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy.

The company said that the 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi engine comes as standard with maintenance free coated diesel particulate filter that requires no additives for filter regeneration.

For the Mondeo in all available bodystyles and with standard 6-speed manual transmission the combined fuel economy is as low as 4.9 l/100 km (57.55mpg), which equates to a CO2 emission of just 129g/km. For the S-MAX and Galaxy the combined fuel economy is still at 5.4 l/100km (52.22mpg, 144 /km).

Ford chief program engineer for Europe's CD-Car range Rolf Deges said all through Europe there is a growing demand for frugal, smaller displacement powertrains and new technologies, and we are more than happy to address this demand with our new entries.