You may remember that back at the end of May we reported on the 2011 Ford Mondeo Ecoboost. Well thanks to Ford of Europe the first official pictures of the revamped Mondeo along with mechanical updates, have now been released.
Only subtle changes to the front have been made, including a larger trapezoidal lower grille and restyled driving lights to bring it inline with the Fiesta and new 2012 Focus. Like the Focus the new Mondeo gets active shutters behind the grille to restrict air-flow at high speed to assist in aerodynamic drag and reduce turbulence.
To accompany the facelift two new power plants will be available, the first is a 2.0-litre Ecoboost in-line four packing an impressive 237 horsepower. This unit will be able to achieve the same levels of fuel consumption that a lower power engine would, whilst still pumping out only 179 grams per kilometre of CO2 emissions. A six-speed dual-clutch Powershift gearbox will be mated to the Ecoboost engine, and the chances are that this powertrain will find its way into the Edge and Explorer models come 2011.
A 2.2-litre diesel inline-four will be the second powerplant available and will generate 197 horsepower which is a 12 percent hike from the previous model. Keep a look out for the reports on when the facelifted Ford will be publically unveiled at the Moscow Motor Show in August.
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