Ford Europe got the first images of the 2007 Ford Mondeo Sedan. Ford is going to unveil at the Paris Motor Show a concept to preview the production version of the Mondeo.
The new Mondeo Sedan will share the same platform as the Ford Focus. This new technical basis will also be used for several Volvos, for the new Land Rover Freelander and even for the new Jaguar X-Type.
The new platform will allow for the use of Volvo’s five-cylinder engine, already featured on the Focus ST and S-Max. Therefore, it is very likely that the next Mondeo ST will feature the turbo variant of the five-cylinder engine with up to 300 bhp. Other than that, the rest of the engine range will offer no surprises. The petrol engines will include the new 1.8-liter SCi engine with direct petrol injection and 130 bhp, the-2 liter (145 bhp) and 3-liter V6 with 204 bhp.
Diesel available power units will most likely include the 2-liter (136 bhp) developed together with PSA and the 2.2-liter offering 155 bhp. Another novelty for the Mondeo will be the new electro-hydraulic steering system, first used on the C-MAX that sharpens the steering response, but also helps to save fuel.