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Ford showcases new High Performance Diesel Engine

Posted by Anne Ruff on March 25, 2008

At the 2008 Geneva Auto Show, Ford showed its European customers greater powertrain and series choices for Ford Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy: a new high performance 2.2-litre diesel engine and new versions of the Titanium series.

Kuga with Duratorq engine
The new 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi is the largest displacement and most powerful diesel engine available of Ford Europe’s passenger cars. It gives a sustained 400 Nm of torque at 1,750rpm and 420 Nm of transient overboost. Maximum power of 175 PS is delivered at just 3,500rpm. The engine has been developed and engineered by Ford and PSA Peugeot Citroën as part of the longstanding cooperation on diesel engines between the two companies. The engine has been calibrated to provide performance, quietness and smoothness of operation in Ford’s large and luxury models – new Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy.

“The power and torque available is equivalent to a much larger gasoline engine, but in diesel form gives improved like-for-like fuel economy,” explained Nick FitzGerald, Chief Program Engineer, Large and Luxury Products, Ford of Europe.

The Mondeo and S-MAX ranges have been expanded by the introduction of a new sporty Titanium S model. The Galaxy Ghia model features additional chrome exterior styling, a full-length overhead center console and automatic headlights and windshield wipers. A new Galaxy Titanium series is placed at the same high level as the existing Ghia model in the range. “We believe our customers will appreciate the detail touches made to the interior and exterior of the Titanium S series in our large car range, the availability of the new Galaxy Titanium as well as the performance of the new 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi 175 PS engine.” Said Steve Adams, Ford of Europe’s Vehicle Line Director for Large and Luxury cars.

Ford Kuga, Ford Europe’s latest addition to the crossover segment, will feature Ford’s 2.0-litre, 136 PS Duratorq TDCi common-rail diesel engine, mated to a Durashift 6-speed manual transmission

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