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New Ford Mondeo to get new 1.5 litre EcoBoost engine

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The new EcoBoost engine will also be turning up in the Ford Fusion for North America, but the UK and Europe are going to have to wait until at least the end of 2014 – when we get the new Mondeo - before the new engine is on offer.

The 1.5 litre EcoBoost offers improved economy and emissions compared to the 1.6 litre currently available  - with similar power, performance and torque compared –  but one of the main reasons for offering it is that many countries offer tax breaks for engines under 1.5 litres.

The new engine will be built by Ford In Romania initially (although it will get churned out elsewhere too in due course) and offers turbocharging, direct fuel injection and variable valve timing. It’s also the first Ford engine to use a computer controlled water pump to speed warm-up times.

Although Ford are rolling out the new 1.5 litre EcoBoost in the new Mondeo, it’s likely to turn up in the new Focus too, and probably before it arrives in the Mondeo in the UK and Europe.

By Cars UK