Ford is working on a four-door coupe version of its successful Mondeo. It will be a sportier car, that will compete with cars like Volkswagen Passat CC and Mercedes CLS. The car is expected to go on sale in 2012.
The coupe version will be unveiled after the sedan will receive its facelift in 2010.
The Mondeo Coupe will feature frameless side windows, vertical air vents behind the front wheels, finned C-pillars, translucent 3D tail lights, adjustable seats and the new black panel MMI touchscreen interface.
Of course the coupe will be much more expensive than the regular sedan, but for those money you will receive better technology: a start-stop system that will help reducing consumption and emissions, adaptive cruise control that can recognize speed limits, park system and many other goodies.
Under the hood Ford will place the best engines currently found in the Mondeo: the 175bhp 2.2-litre diesel from the Titanium X Sport model and a turbocharged 217bhp 2.5-litre petrol five-cylinder. The engine will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission, but an option Ford will also offer the new Powershift double-clutch gearbox.
Prices are expected to be in the $50.000 range.