Latest Mondeo has spring in its step

The Ford Mondeo may have slipped slightly in the Irish sales charts - a natural occurrence for a model in its fifth year - but it remains a firm favourite for company fleets and with individual buyers.

19th March, 2005

THE SPEC MODEL: Ford Mondeo 2.2 TDCi four-door ENGINE: 2198cc 16 Valve PERFORMANCE POWER: 155bhp @ 3,800rpm TORQUE: 360Nm @ 1,800rpm MAX SPEED: 225km/h CO2 EMISSIONS: 161g/km PRICE: from €38,580 PROS AND CONS LIKES: Punchy engine, fine dynamics, good spec DISLIKES: ESP extra, road noise

This is due in part to the fact thatFord continuously improves its models, and the test car reflects this. The latest Mondeo is powered by a new 2.2 litre four-cylinder TDCi engine...

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