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The European branch of Ford presented at the auto show in Brussels the restyled Ford Mondeo family (sedan, hatchback and station wagon). All technical innovations were predicted: a more advanced 2.0 EcoBlue diesel was added to the gamut, and now the hybrid can be not only a sedan, but also a Mondeo-wagon. There also appeared an eight-band "automatic", as in the last Focus.
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Diesel 2.0 EcoBlue with a system of direct fuel injection under a pressure of 2000 bar and a low-inertia turbocharger replaced the old 2.0 TDCi engines. The unit is equipped with a selective nitrogen oxides neutralizer (SCR) and meets the most modern standards for exhaust Euro 6d Temp. It will be offered on the Mondeo in three versions for boosting (120, 150 and 190 hp). And on the two older versions, the diesel engine will combine the same eight-speed automatic with an adaptive switching program. The average fuel consumption of these three versions is 4.5; 4.5 and 4.9 l / 100 km.
The two-liter diesel version can be completed not only with “automatic”, but also with “mechanics”, not only with front-wheel drive, but also with full. In addition to diesel, the Europeans will still be able to buy a Mondeo with a gasoline inflatable unit 1.5 EcoBoost for 165 forces. But the most interesting - Mondeo Hybrid. This is a non-rechargeable version of the network, its lithium-ion battery holds only 1.4 kWh. Nevertheless, the Hybrid is able to move briefly on a single electric, in particular, to start. This car is equipped with a two-liter unit, working on the Atkinson cycle, an electric motor and a continuously variable transmission connecting them.
The update brought a hybrid powertrain control program that provides a smoother and more linear response to pressing the gas pedal, as well as better use of ICE capabilities, for example, maintaining high torque at relatively low revs. However, the combined return of the system has not changed and is equal to 187 "horses". The average fuel consumption of a sedan - 4.2 l / 100 km instead of 4.4, previously reported. The unprecedented hybrid wagon Mondeo is slightly heavier, and therefore more voracious - it has 4.4 liters.
Among other things, the car received a new design protivotumanok (different on different versions) and new running lights. In the body palette added blue Blue Panther (only for Vignale), Stealth Gray (only for ST-Line) and Urban Teal for all versions. There are several new design rims for 17, 18 and 19 inches. And the adaptive cruise control on the Mondeo learned to stop and start (the Stop & Go function), and an intelligent speed limiter was introduced, connected with the reading of the characters Intelligent Speed Limiter, which automatically keeps the pace within the permitted limits. In the Russian representative office of Drive, they said that the details of the changes in Mondeo in our market and the timing of such upgrades will be announced later.