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Ford Mondeo (2007): first official pictures
First Official Pictures
14 February 2007 11:05
New Ford Mondeo: the lowdown
Hang on a second, haven't we seen the new Mondeo before? You'd be forgiven for thinking you had - Ford has relentlessly pumped out teaser photos, concept cars and even James Bond Mondeos, all trailing info on its important mid-sized family car. This is real, though: the new 2007 Ford Mondeo, finally uncovered. Ford today releases the first pix and details ahead of its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Read on to see the full story.
Okay, so tell me the Mondeo highlights
This is an all-new model, designed to spice up the traditionally lacklustre Mondeo. The outgoing model was always great to drive, it just never set your pants on fire and looked rather dull. You could say it hid its light under a rather plain bushel. The new Mondeo gets the new EUCD mechanicals that we've already seen on the S-Max, so it should be a sharp steer, and there's a wide choice of new engines: • 108bhp 1.6-litre petrol with five-speed manual • 143bhp 2.0-litre petrol with five-speed manual • 159bhp 2.3-litre petrol with six-speed auto • 217bhp 2.5-litre petrol with six-speed manual • 99bhp or 123bhp 1.8-litre diesel with five- or six-speed manual • 128bhp 2.0-litre diesel with six-speed auto • 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel with six-speed manual Cleverly, Ford claims its new Easyfuel system will prevent owners from slotting the wrong pump into the fuel filler neck. The days of wrong-fuelling are over, it claims...