The family of next-generation of Ford Mondeo will be equipped with four-cylinder petrol turbo engine EcoBoost of 1.5-liter. Premiere of this car is planned for the end of April at the Motor Show in Shanghai.
Such a move looks rather strange because new features should be fairly close to the current 1.6 engine characteristics. However, as it turned out, this decision has very definite background: in some countries, where sedan Mondeo will be sold, for cars with engines of 1.5 or less there are some tax preferences.
Detailed features of the new “Ford” engine are not known. But the manufacturer only specified that they will be close to 1. 6-liter “EcoBoost” (that is, about 150 horsepower and 240 lb. -ft. of torque), but the motor will be more economical and more environmentally friendly.
1.5 liter “four” will be produced at the factory in Romania, starting this April. First, Mondeo with this engine will be sold only in China, but then come to the U. S. market (where it is sold under the name Fusion) and Europe.
Beginning in 2009, when appeared the first “EcoBoost” (3. 5-liter V6), the company sold more than 600,000 units of cars of this line. In 2010, “Ford” added the line of engines 2. 0 and in 2011- 1. 6. Last year there was a 1. 0-liter EcoBoost, which won the competition for the title of “best engine of the year”.