While the Dieselgate still rages on, the diesel technology is still very common and loved in Europe, so automakers are still eager to improve it on their best models.
For example Ford has announced an updated version of the well known 2.0 TDCi diesel engine, available inside the midsize Mondeo as well as S-Max and Galaxy MPVs, going down the fuel efficiency and CO2 improvements route. The 2017 model year 2.0 TDCi for the Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy has received a host of fine tunings that improve the efficiency – for example the Co2 emissions have dropped by 7 percent per kilometer. And this improvement is valid for both versions of power – 150 PS (110 kW) and 180 PS (132 kW). In terms of fuel economy, the 2017 Ford Mondeo will make do with 4.6 liters per 100 km (51.1 mpg), the Mondeo Wagon will sip 4.8 l/100 km (49 mpg), the S-Max multi-purpose vehicle is rated at 5 l/100 km (47 mpg), while the Galaxy people carrier needs 5.2 l/100 km (4.5 mpg) combined.
These figures are valid for the front-wheel-drive models packing the smallest alloys, ultra-low rolling resistance tires, and using the PowerShift six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. In related news, the 2017 Ford Mondeo, S-Max, and Galaxy Titanium trim will receive Keyless Entry as a standard specification. Additionally, the three models are also incorporating the YNC 3 infotainment system. The latter is also available for the European version of the Mustang and the Edge SUV is next to follow.