Ford fits 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine to the next Mondeo

Maker breaks new ground in engine downsizing

Ford will break new ground in engine downsizing when it offers its tiny 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine in the next version of its big Mondeo saloon.

The 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost has already impressed professional testers and mainstream car buyers alike in the Focus and the B-Max and will shortly turn up in the Fiesta too. Turbocharging and other tricks have given the 1.0 EcoBoost the power and refinement of a normally aspirated engine almost twice its size but it will be interesting to see how mainstream car buyers, accustomed to using engine size as a proxy for performance, will take to such a small power unit in a car as big as the Mondeo. Ford hasn't yet revealed full details but is promising “best in class” fuel economy and CO2 emissions of less than 130g/km.

The innovative 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine reflects a broader shift in Ford's market positioning. For the best part of a century it built its reputation as a pioneer of mass production techniques and sometimes stylish but always basic and affordable cars. First it worked on the sophistication of its products, becoming a leader in chassis development, and now it is increasingly becoming an aggressive technical innovator, both in drivetrains with the 1.0 EcoBoost- so far unmatched by any other manufacturer – and in-car technology such as the voice-driven SYNC system.

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs General

    Recruitment Genius: Call Centre Manager - OTE £50,000

    £25000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This innovative online car purc...

    Recruitment Genius: Subscriptions and Marketing Assistant

    £12500 - £15000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A subscriptions and marketing a...

    Metail Ltd: Business Development Manager for Asia Pacific

    £35,000 - £40,000 based on experience : Metail Ltd: As a Business Development ...

    Recruitment Genius: Customer Service Supervisor

    £15000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is a well establis...

    Day In a Page

    Greece says 'No': A night of huge celebrations in Athens as voters decisively back Tsipras and his anti-austerity stance in historic referendum

    Greece referendum

    Greeks say 'No' to austerity and plunge Europe into crisis
    Ten years after the 7/7 terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?

    7/7 bombings anniversary

    Ten years after the terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?
    Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has created

    Versace haute couture review

    Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has ever created
    No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

    No hope and no jobs in Gaza

    So the young risk their lives and run for it
    Fashion apps: Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers

    Fashion apps

    Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers
    The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

    Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

    Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
    Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

    'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

    Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
    Compton Cricket Club

    Compton Cricket Club

    Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
    London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

    Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

    'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
    The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

    The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

    It helps a winner keep on winning
    Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

    Is this the future of flying?

    Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
    Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

    Isis are barbarians

    but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
    The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

    Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

    Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
    Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

    'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

    Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
    Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

    Call of the wild

    How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate