The biggest Ford models (in Europe, that is, we're not getting it Stateside) have now the option of getting an all-new 2.2-liter Duratorq diesel engine with great figures. The engine develops 175 HP and has a maximum torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) at 1750 rpm, which can be increased 20 additional Nm for shorts periods of time. It can be installed in the S-Max, the Galaxy and the Mondeo.

0 to 100 km/h figures are well under 10 seconds and fuel consumption is quite low, which leads to good emissions: CO2 production figures and EU-cycle mpg (US) for Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy, are 165, 176 and 179g/km respectively and then 38, 36 and 36 mpg . Cars with this engine will have a Diesel Particulate Filter installed as standard.

The new powerplant showcases new technologies such as third-generation common-rail injection, a specially tuned turbocharger, and electronic drive-by-wire accelerator. The new injection system uses piezoelectric injectors that work up to a pressure of 1,800 bar, which leads to up to five injections per stroke, depending on load, speed and engine intake air temperature.

This powerplant is one of the results of Ford's partnership with PSA. The same engine can be found in the Peugeot 407, 407 coupé, 607 and 4007 SUV, as well as Citroën's C6 and C-Crosser.

[Source: Ford Germany]

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