Ford Mondeo

The Ford Mondeo is a car model of the car manufacturer Ford in the middle class, which has been built since the beginning of 1993 in Genk, Belgium in a branch factory of the German Ford -Werke GmbH.

  • 3.1 Specifications
  • 4.1 facelift
  • 4.3 Problems
  • 5.1 facelift
  • 5.2 engines
  • 7.1 BTCC
  • 7.2 STW
  • 7.3 DTM
  • 7.4 grassroots

Model history

The Mondeo is the successor to the Ford presented in late summer of 1982 Sierra. In the first of the beginning of 1993 produced until late summer 2000 series Ford pursued derived from Japanese manufacturers idea of ​​a " world car". In much the same technique, the formal language and the naming of in Europe ( Belgium) built by the Ford Mondeo built in the U.S. vehicles ( Mercury Mystique and Ford Contour ) differed. The Ford Mondeo has been elected in Germany 1994 Car of the Year.

From 1994 to 2000 Ford offered all three body styles ( saloon, hatchback and tournament ) at the same price.

Summer of 1996, the optics of the European Mondeo and the U.S. models has been largely unified. In autumn 2000 again was a design change away from the " cab-forward " design ( see below ) towards the New Edge design.

Winter of 2007 was implemented, the new "kinetic design " concept by Martin Smith for the current Mondeo.

As of late summer 2013, the fourth generation should be offered the middle class vehicle, where, besides the combined tournament only a coupe -like sedan and hatchback variant own no longer manufactured. However, due to the closure of the Ford plant in Genk, the launch postponed to autumn 2014.

Mondeo '93 (type GBP / BNP, 1993-1996)

Ford Mondeo Hatchback (1993-1996)

With the introduction of the Ford Mondeo on 4 March 1993 Ford returned to the middle class in 22 years for front-wheel drive back. However, the Mondeo also in conjunction with the 2.0 -liter engine was briefly available with all-wheel drive.

The successor of the Sierra was initially with three four-cylinder 16V petrol engines ( " Zetec " engine generation ) and a diesel offered. In 1994 the Duratec V6 engine with 125 kW. The goal for the Mondeo: 15% market share in the midsize Ford defined as "C / D- segment ". The vehicle equipment ranging from the basic model CLX on the GLX model with slightly more equipment up to the top version Ghia. At times, there were some special models (eg, Festival, Fashion, Skylight ). If one adds all-wheel drive and automatic versions, already could be put together in 1993 a total of 40 variants of the Mondeo.

The Mondeo design was established in 1986. One of the key points in the specifications of the Ford newcomer said: " Greater interior same compact external dimensions. " That meant a farewell to the rear wheel drive of the Sierra and a body in the style- cab-forward design. The envisaged to curtail the space for the technology as far as possible, to get them started in return the passenger compartment on the front. The Mondeo began with a decidedly low-set bonnet, to which - 20 cm earlier than in the Sierra - joined the front window ( by transverse engines allows ). At about the same retarded length of wheelbase, the width increased by 10 cm by 5 cm. The larger 34 mm adjustment of the front seats and the front has grown by 20 mm headroom offered the occupants more space. To give a sleek appearance to the Mondeo, Ford's designers chose a low set and gently rising hood, large, flush used discs and narrow roof pillars. The steadily but almost imperceptibly rising sideline let the rear end look reasonably elegant.

In order to achieve a possible deep and wide loading space at the show, an elaborate rear suspension was developed. It consisted essentially of three wishbones and a trailing arm. The far out and very deep -mounted pivot points of the wheel guides enabled along with separate springs and dampers a large cargo space. In addition, this multi-link rear axle allowed the Mondeo a very agile style.

This Mondeo delayed forward with internally ventilated brake discs, rear with 229 mm drum brakes. The all-wheel drive and V6 models were equipped with solid rear brake discs.

With regard to the new 16V and 24V petrol engines the Mondeo Mk1 was one of the most advanced vehicles of the middle class. Also the matched using the ex- racing driver Jackie Stewart chassis was considered exemplary. The optics have been partly criticized in the press as too cautious, which was corrected in late 1996 thoroughly.

Ford Mondeo Saloon (1993-1996)

Ford Mondeo (1993-1996)


Mondeo '97 (type BAP / BFP / BNP, 1996-2000 )

Ford Mondeo Hatchback (1996-2000)

In August 1996, a relatively comprehensive review was undertaken in November 1996, the launch of the revised model was held. Although he is only a heavily modified version of the first generation of the Mondeo '97 is out at Ford as the second series.

The grille was redesigned and got the shape of an ellipse, the headlights were curved and further raised. These modifications were associated with structural changes, and new crash tests were necessary. The technique and the engines were largely unchanged from its predecessor. The Mondeo '97 delayed forward with ventilated discs and rear, depending on vehicle equipment with brake drums, internally or externally ventilated discs.

As of May 1998, there was the Mondeo with higher quality interior materials and light technical changes, including the exhaust system.

The trim levels were initially taken from the original model, later new terms have been introduced:

  • Atmosphere ( standard equipment)
  • Trend (in addition some useful extras)
  • Festival ( Special Edition )
  • Futura ( Special Edition )
  • Ghia ( " luxury version " )

Ford Mondeo Saloon (1996-2000)

Ford Mondeo (1996-2000)

Interior of a Mondeo Ghia


Mondeo '01 (type B4Y/B5Y/BWY, 2000-2007)

Ford Mondeo (2000-2003)

The third-generation Mondeo was a completely new development and was produced from October 2000.

With the support of the new design chief at the Ford Group, J Mays, the New Edge design was defused and developed. The chassis of the Mondeo was applicable at the time of launch as a reference in the class of front-wheel drive mid-size vehicles. With its excellent chassis, the smoothness and quality of workmanship at the time of the Mondeo could decide many benchmarks the trade press for themselves.

The platform of the Mondeo '01 was also the basis for other models within the Ford group, which already came in part on the market just before the Mondeo. Thus, the underbody of the Volvo S60 is largely the same and also the Mazda6 came the Mondeo technology used. Also based on the Mondeo Jaguar X-Type is built. In all four models in part also came the same engines.

On this model, three body versions were offered: the sedan, hatchback and tournament (combi ) The tournament was the best-selling variant in Germany. The top model was the Sport variant ST220 with a 3.0 -liter V6 engine, which made ​​166 kW.

Standard was the Mondeo extensive safety features, these included only frontal, head and side airbags and the Intelligent Protection System ( IPS) with seat position sensors and active head restraints.

They also have air conditioning and disc brakes all round were standard, to Ford was a 12 year warranty against rust perforation.

The vehicles were delivered in the following equipment series:

  • Ambiance
  • Trend
  • Futura
  • Ghia
  • Titanium (from 2005)
  • Ghia X ( 2004)
  • Titanium X ( 2005)
  • Futura X ( 2006)
  • ST220

In addition, there was the special models Viva (2004) and Viva X ( 2005).


A first comprehensive facelift was carried out in June 2003. Here, more than 1500 parts in the exterior, interior, and have been revised in the engine area. The grille and the lower window line got chrome frame, the fog lights were now trapezoidal, the rear lights and the mirrors have been redesigned. Inside, higher-quality materials have been installed and updated the dashboard, there was a noise and improved ride comfort. The two available to date TDDi engines were replaced by TDCi engines.

Other minor changes were made in September 2005 in the front and rear areas with slightly modified taillights and reflectors in the lower bumper area.

As of January 2006, there were a particulate filter as standard with the 2.0 -liter diesel engines.

During the production of the Mondeo was '01 set conditionally in Europe through the local model change in May 2007, which ended production in Vietnam until the end of 2009.

Ford Mondeo Hatchback (2005-2007)

Ford Mondeo ST220



As of 2007, repeated an increased susceptibility to corrosion was observed by owners and car magazines. There have been isolated cases where the inspection sticker was denied due to rust disease in the main test already four to five year old car. So rusty, among other things, the flanged edges of the doors and trunk lid, the Ford mostly mended under warranty and sealed or completely exchanged. Because of the susceptibility to rust at the flanged edges of doors and boot lid was a novel method of a supplier, in which the zinc plate and the folded edges a sealant was applied, but which proved to be defective. Discoverable the edges rust is first on the formation of bubbles in the sealant. There were similar problems with other car manufacturers, who also received parts from this supplier such as Mercedes.

'07 Mondeo (Typ BA7, since 2007)

Ford Mondeo Saloon (2007-2010)

A first look at the design of the fourth - generation Mondeo was the design study Iosis at the Paris Motor Show 2006. In March 2007, the production version was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the mid-June 2007, finally came on the market.

As with its predecessor and the Mondeo '07 was available from the outset in the three body variants hatchback, sedan and station wagon (tournament ). He built on the same platform as the Ford S-Max and the Ford Galaxy and had the same engines. As a top engine was a 2.5 -liter five -cylinder turbocharged Volvo engine with 162 kW. For the first time since the appearance of the Taunus '71 Ford offered Europe in the middle class no V6 engines more. Thus, the manufacturer responded to changed consumer behavior in this vehicle class. The vehicle had grown considerably in all dimensions. The width of nearly 1.89 m and the length of up to 4.86 m sprinkled the usual measure of the middle class.

A Mondeo '07 can be seen in the film Casino Royale. For this purpose, one in Cologne by hand -made prototype was made ​​available by Ford.

An export for model generation in the United States was examined because of overlap, however, rejected by that time also new U.S. model Ford Fusion. In the context of investments in Mazda and Volvo, the technique of the Mondeo was the Mazda6 and the Volvo S60 used.

  • Ambiance
  • Concept (only 2010)
  • Trend
  • Sport ( Special Edition )
  • S ( since 2011 )
  • Champions Edition ( special edition, since 2012 )
  • Ghia (until 2010)
  • Ghia X ( to 2008)
  • Black Magic ( Special Edition, 2010)
  • Titanium X ( to 2008)
  • Titanium S

Ford Mondeo Hatchback (2007-2010)

Ford Mondeo (2007-2010)

In spring 2010, the engine range of the Mondeo was changed. Newly available was a 2.0-liter petrol engine with SCTi 149 kW ( 203 hp). This is an engine with the presented in the Ford Iosis MAX 2009 EcoBoost technology. This includes turbocharging, gasoline direct injection and a special cylinder filling technique; fitted as standard with the car via said at Ford PowerShift dual-clutch gearbox, which was already available on the Focus and C -MAX.

A new 2.0-liter TDCi engine with 120 kW (163 hp) and a consumption of 5.3 liters per 100 km replaced the 2.2-liter TDCi engine, also reached all diesel engines with exhaust gas standard Euro 5

In addition was made ​​to the German market in March 2010 the notchback version because last low demand from the program.

In December 2010, the Mondeo was optically and technically revised. Were offered a new daytime running lights, a 2.0 -liter petrol engine with SCTi 176 kW (240 hp ) and a 2.2-liter TDCi 147 kW (200 hp). Since August 2011, the two Ecoboost SCTi engines are also available with a manual 6 -speed manual transmission.

Rear view

Mondeo '13 ( 2014 )

Ford Mondeo ( 2014 )

At the Detroit Motor Show, Ford introduced in January 2012 before the new Ford Fusion, which is largely identical to the Mondeo '13. The development of both models took place in the design studio Vercarmodel Saro in spring 2012. The merger has since autumn 2012 available in North and South America. However, it is available in North America exclusively notchback.

Since launch, he is a petrol and a full hybrid available, the plug -in hybrid Fusion Energi follows 2013. Fusion is produced exclusively in the Mexican first Ford plant Hermosillo, and later in Flat Rock (Michigan).

The fifth-generation Mondeo sedan has now coupé-like traits and replaced in Europe, both the hatchback and the sedan model is no longer offered. Unlike its predecessor, this Mondeo was originally to be sold worldwide from autumn 2013. The tournament was designed specifically for Europe and will also be produced and sold only here. Due to the closure of the Belgian Ford plant in Genk, the market shifts expected for a year.

In addition to the EcoBoost petrol engines with 1.0, 1.6 and 2.0 liter engine is a newly developed 1.5 -liter diesel engine with common -rail fuel injection in addition to the well-known 2.0-liter TDCi for election. Later the car will be a full hybrid and plug- in hybrid Energi Mondeo available. Both hybrid versions, up to a speed of 100 km / h solely on electric power.

All engines are offered with a six-speed manual or a six -speed automatic transmission. For the first time since the beginning of the series four-wheel drive will also be available again, which can also be combined with diesel engines and automatic transmissions. As a further innovation assistance systems such as a lane departure warning, an adaptive cruise control, a parking assistant and a Blind Spot Assist announced.



Andy Rouse sat in the British Touring Car Championship from the 1993 season as a works team two Mondeo '93 one. Although the vehicles were only ready for use at mid-season, he managed the New Zealander Paul Radisich with three victories yet to reach the third place overall. In the first full season in 1994 he again managed a third place overall, but with only two wins. More successful was Radisich in the World Touring Car Championship, which was held at this time as a single race. In 1993, he won the race in Monza, 1994, he was able to win again at Donington Park. In the following years, the vehicles were only occasionally able to victories, mostly they moved in midfield. This did not change until 2000, when the championship became less important and only three factory teams competed, each with three drivers. Alain Menu won the title in front of his team-mates Anthony Reid and Rickard Rydell.


Together with the two racing teams Wolf and Eggenberger Ford developed a racing car for the Super Tourenwagen Cup based on the Mondeo used in the BTCC '93. The front-wheel drive car had a 2.0 -liter V6 engine from Cosworth, which carried around 220 kW ( 300 hp). Be problematic prescribed by the Regulations maximum speed of 8500 min-1 was found, whereby the maximum power of the free-revving V6 engines has been substantially curtailed. All competitors drove with four-cylinder engines, which had a much stronger torque curve in the range 5500-7100 min - 1, but in which the disadvantages of the high speed range prescribed by the rev limiter were barely noticeable.

Markus Oestreich reached fifth place in the 1994 debut season. For 1995, Wolf has developed a four-wheel drive version, but fell short of expectations and in 1996 was again replaced by the front-wheel drive. Due to the ongoing failure Ford rose at the end of the season from the STW, in three years, the Mondeo reached only a pole position and a race win by Roland Asch.


Ford Racing developed in 2000 a concept study of the Mondeo '01 based on the former DTM regulations. It was a prototype racing car, which had a V8 engine with 4 liters and rear wheel drive. As with the other DTM race car, it was a silhouette vehicle, which had only optical bond to the production vehicle, but no technical similarities. It remained in the study, a racing car was not built.

As in 2008, in 2009 won a Ford Mondeo in the SP4T class at the 24 -hour race at the Nürburgring. The Team MSC Adenau eV was taken up with a Mondeo 2.5 - liter turbo engine. His fastest lap speed was 145.213 km / h; He completed 123 laps in 23 hours, 57 minutes and 43.253 seconds, down 14 laps ahead of second place.