Ford Confirms 1.0-liter Three-Cylinder EcoBoost for New 2013 Mondeo [Updated]


Mid-size models like the Ford Mondeo may be getting bigger in size with each new generation (the Mk3 was 4,731mm long while the upcoming Mk5 measures 4,869mm in length) but their engines are actually getting smaller. How small?

Well, would you ever imagine a vehicle with the footprint of the new 2013 Mondeo, which is sold as the 2013 Fusion in North America, being offered with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine?

Get ready for it as the Blue Oval confirmed the news today ahead of its Go Further brand event in Holland on September 6.

The new, European market Mondeo will be the largest-ever Ford vehicle to be fitted with such a small displacement engine.

What it lacks in displacement, the 1.0-liter unit makes up with advanced technologies such as twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), a compact, low-inertia turbocharger that spins at 248,000rpm, direct fuel injection, an aluminium cylinder head with integrated exhaust manifold and a cambelt-in-oil design.

In the 2013 Mondeo, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine will produce 123HP (125PS) and 170Nm (125 lb-ft) of torque or up to 200Nm (147 lb-ft) in “overboost” mode from just 1,450rpm, and deliver CO2 emissions of less than 130g/km.

This unit will replace the outgoing Mondeo's naturally aspirated 1.6-liter inline-four that generates 118hp (120PS) and CO2 emissions of 156g/km.

"Today’s smartest technology offers customers more from less," said Barb Samardzich, vice president, Product Development of Ford of Europe. "This is as true of engines as it is of computers and smartphones, and by equipping the all-new Mondeo in Europe with our acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine we are delivering cutting-edge technology that delivers a very real and tangible customer benefit."

Ford said that it will reveal further details on the all new Mondeo at the Go Further event.



Billcriti said... »September 05, 2012

this ford shows how wrong the new focus is....

Volvo said... »September 05, 2012

2009 Volvo V50 DRIVe 1,6  270 nm 99 g/km

qwerty said... »September 05, 2012

I am sorry but there still is no replacement for displacement.

Spamism said... »September 05, 2012

I can't hear you back there in the 1960's.

john1168 said... »September 05, 2012

As far as the 1.0l 3 cyl goes.... whatever.  I'm more interested in why the roof is all black...  Panoramic roof maybe... maybe... please... Probably only in Europe since this is the Mondeo.  If that's what it is...

Florentino Agusta said... »September 05, 2012

I just don't get the stupid design of the rear door, why not hug the curve of the rear fender, why match a straight line with a circular line? it's just so freaking annoying to look at. This design started way back in the late 90's on the Dodge interpid, and it spreaded like cancer.

Zeddy said... »September 06, 2012

What's the betting that the real world economy is nothing like the published manufacturer's figures?

That's a lot of metal to be pulling!

Earl said... »September 06, 2012

Kinda looks like the Hyundai Sonata. Not a fan of either.

qwerty said... »September 06, 2012

 well good luck trying to go uphill with 1.0l engine.

Bcc said... »September 06, 2012

I like the look of this new mondeo, but it is too big and especially too wide for some of European roads. Even the current model sometimes looks like it occupy the whole lane on the road.

jujitsuka said... »September 06, 2012

Hahaha obviously the writers hired by carscoop aren't proof reading their script before publishing them...  248,000 RPM WTH????? Is that a nuclear turbine????

JohnCarscoop said... »September 06, 2012

Apparently you're not aware of how turbochargers work, which is fine, but you may want to ask around before you leave a comment criticizing an author...

And yes, turbochargers do spin at these speeds.

MiralDesai said... »September 06, 2012

125hp is pretty good considering my VW Passat is something like 120bhp with a 2L engine.

jujitsuka said... »September 06, 2012

I stand corrected i always thought they do not spin up more than 50000rpm

Psiqtas said... »September 06, 2012

Yeah, maybe he sounds "retro" but You know, retro is still in, so he really sounds right, true to be honest... The new age turbohole is now called overboost...

S├ębastien said... »September 08, 2012

1L engine why not, as long as you get enough torque (power doesnt really matter these days)
But why didnt they increase its length again ?? More than 4m80 is just plain useless and inappropriate (not all parking lots are +5m long)

Anonymous said... »January 13, 2013

248,000 rpm !!!turbo charger may blow out!!!!!!!

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