2011 Ford Mondeo Facelift gets New 240HP 2.0 -liter EcoBoost and 200HP Diesel

Ford's European division has slid the covers off the facelifted 2011 Mondeo ahead of its public premiere at the 2010 Moscow International Automobile Salon at the end of August. All three body styles of the Mondeo [four-door sedan, five-door liftback and estate] receive a subtle redesign, new range-topping turbocharged engines and additional features.

The design refresh up front includes new and slimmer upper grilles combined with a bolder trapezoid lower grille, restyled bonnet profile and new LED daytime running lights. At the back, Ford's designers reworked the tail lights that now employ LED technology while all body styles receive a new rear deck lid treatment.

There are no photos of the interior yet but the company said that among the changes, 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 new trim materials.

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

Under the bonnet, the recently launched 203HP 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo petrol will be joined by the first application of a higher performance 240-horsepower version and a comprehensively revised 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine.

Ford said that the 240HP version of the 2.0-liter Ecoboost turbo petrol will return the same C02 emissions (179g/km) as the 203HP unit, regardless of bodystyle.

For the 2011MY, the revised 2.2-liter turbo diesel unit boasts a 12 per cent power increase to 200-horsepower, making it the most powerful Duratorq diesel engine to date.

The Mondeo also benefits from a newer version of Ford's six-speed PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission system that comes as standard for all EcoBoost petrol engines, and will be available as an option for the 140PS and 163PS versions of the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesels.

New technology features for the 2011MY include Lane Departure Warning, Driver Alert and Auto High Beam systems.

The new Mondeo range will go on sale across Europe from September 2010 (UK: October, 2010) with further information and technical details to be released closer to launch.