Ford unveils facelifted 2011 Mondeo with more powerful engines

Ford unveils facelifted 2011 Mondeo with more powerful engines

Ford in Europe has released the first official photos of the refreshed 2011 Mondeo, along with some details on the mechanical updates. This unveiling precedes the official public premiere at the 2010 Moscow Auto Show at the end of August.

All three Mondeo body shapes receive a subtle redesign with new engines and more equipment. In terms of visual changes the only major change is a reshaped front fascia with a larger trapezoidal lower grille similar to the Fiesta and the upcoming 2012 Focus, as well as refreshed headlights with LED daytime running lights. At the rear, the tail lights also include LED technology and all body styles get a new rear deck lid.

No photos of the interior have been released yet but Ford says that there’s a new “flow-through” centre console design, revised door treatment featuring flush and integrated door release handles, a different central overhead console with ambient lighting and higher grade trim materials.

New interior features include a a new satellite navigation system and a Premium Sound System option which incorporates a 265-watt, eight-channel amplifier unit.

When it comes to powerplants there are two new engine options, including a more powerful 240 horsepower version of the 2.0-litre Ecoboost inline-four that debuted earlier this year. This new Ecoboost unit will have the same fuel consumption as the lower power engine and 20 percent less than a V6 of similar power. For 2011, the revised 2.2-litre turbo diesel unit boasts a 12 per cent power increase to 200-horsepower, making it the most powerful Duratorq diesel engine built so far.

The new Mondeo range will initially go on sale across Europe from September 2010 with further information and technical details to be released closer to its launch.

Check the gallery below for images of the updated Mondeo.

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