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FORD MONDEO VIGNALE DIESEL HATCHBACK

2.0 EcoBlue 190 5dr Powershift AWD

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Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeDiesel
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency54.30mpg
Emissions
Emissions163.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed137mph

Driver Convenience

  • 10" TFT cluster display
  • Active Noise Control
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Bluetooth connectivity with voice control
  • Ford easy fuel
  • Ford power starter and keyless Entry system
  • Lane keeping aid
  • PAS
  • Rear view camera
  • Service indicator
  • SONY SYNC 3 Premium sony DAB navigation system with 8" touch screen, CD player and 12 speakers with Ford pass connect
  • SYNC Emergency Assistance
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Trip computer

Entertainment

  • Radio/CD
  • USB socket

Exterior Features

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlights with auto high/low beam
  • Bi-LED adaptive headlamps and power tailgate
  • Body colour bumper and side rocker mouldings
  • Electric adjustable door mirrors
  • Front door Scuff plates with Vignale script
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated door mirrors
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Power folding door mirrors with puddle lights
  • Power operated front and rear windows with global open and close
  • Quickclear heated front windscreen
  • Rain sensing front windscreen wipers
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear wiper
  • Unique Ford Vignale exterior styling with dark tarnish detailing
  • Vignale upper/lower grille

Interior Features

  • 10 way power adjustable driver seats with memory + passenger seats
  • 4 way headrests
  • Centre console with armrest
  • Driver's lumbar support
  • Dual zone electronic auto temperature
  • Enhanced ambient lighting
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front and rear luxury velours carpet floor mats
  • Front headrests
  • Heated and cooled variable front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Isofix child seat attachment
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Luxury premium leather upholstery
  • Multi contour seats with massage function
  • Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Rear armrest
  • Rear headrests

Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • ABS+EBA
  • Active city stop
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver/front passenger airbag
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Electric parking brake
  • ESP + traction control
  • Hill start assist
  • Intelligent Protection System (IPS)
  • Pre-collision assist with AEB and pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central double locking
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm

Wheels

  • 19" Dark Tarnish alloy wheels

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    135
  • HC
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    163
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    165
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    160

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1996
  • Compression Ratio
    15.8:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    54.3
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    6.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    42.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    47.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    44.1

General

  • AdBlue
    Yes
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    190
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    EcoBlue AWD 190
  • Coin Series
    Not Available
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    29E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    96
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    87
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    70
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    73
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    18000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    190
  • Engine Power - KW
    140
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    295
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    40.8
  • Engine Torque - NM
    400
  • Top Speed
    137

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1482
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4871
  • Wheelbase
    2850
  • Width
    1852
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2121

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    62
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2420
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1446
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    654
  • Max. Loading Weight
    683
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    2000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1737
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.5

Ford wants us to consider an upscale version of its Mondeo, wearing Vignale badging. Jonathan Crouch reports on the revised version.

Background

It's time to sit down, settle back and hit the 'way back when' button. We'll rewind back to a time when the Carrozzeria Ghia SpA was one of the real heavy hitters of the Italian styling business. That was back in the Fifties, with the company working with VW on the Karmann Ghia and Volvo on the lovely P1800. By the mid-Sixties, Ghia was in trouble and was at one point owned by De Tomaso, eventually ending up being snapped up by Ford. Seeing some value in the name, Ford decided to make the Ghia name its top trim level. Soon we started to see all sorts of sorry Orions and Escorts bearing this once proud name. Giacinto Ghia must have been rolling in his grave. Well, Ford's at it again. For Ghia, swap in Vignale. This is another Italian coachbuilder who fell on hard times, the company once owned by De Tomaso. Ford bought the name in 2013 and will hopefully treat it with more respect than it gave to Ghia. The first vehicle that gets the Vignale treatment certainly looks the goods. The Vignale Mondeo offers a buyer experience you probably never reckoned on from Ford.

Driving Experience

This top Ford is sold with the top engines from the Blue Oval brand's stable, which means you get to choose between the 190PS version of Ford's EcoBlue TDCi diesel unit or the brand's 187PS petrol-electric hybrid powertrain. Go for the diesel unit and you get Ford's latest 8-speed automatic transmission. There's been a huge effort devoted to increasing refinement in the Vignale models. Ford's innovative Active Noise Cancellation system enhances interior refinement. Using three cabin microphones, the system is able to monitor engine noise in the interior. Advanced audio technology directs opposing sound waves through the audio system to cancel out engine noise and improve cabin ambience. Acoustic glass helps reduce wind noise to levels normally experienced only in the premium segment. Ford's integral link rear suspension claims to offer a smoother ride, in particular for rear seat passengers. The engineers also reckon that this set-up reduces noise levels by allowing the wheels to move further rearwards on impact with uneven road surfaces.

Design and Build

Ford has subtly updated the look of this fourth generation Mondeo, revising the upper and lower front grille, re-styling the bumpers, introducing more stylish 'C'-shaped tail lights and incorporating fresh fog light and LED daytime running light designs. The Vignale's specific design details are worth a closer look. The upper grille features a hexagonal design in dark matt metallic finish and finished with a polished aluminium surround. There's also a high-gloss lower grille with chrome bars, chrome door details, a high-gloss finish for the windshield pillar and for the central and rear window pillars. Special 18-inch Vignale alloy wheels and an exclusive Vignale paint finish are also offered. On to colour. Metallic paint comes as standard, with further options including Vignale Black, Vignale Silver and premium four-coat Vignale White. The interior looks a cut above, with seats are offered in exclusive Vignale leather trim. Laser-cut for high precision, the material features hexagonal quilting and tuxedo stitching with soft-touch elements that extend to the instrument panel, centre console, arm-rest, and door top-rolls. For front seat passengers, comfort can be optimised by Ford Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion massage function. Designed to reduce muscle fatigue, particularly during longer journeys, the seats use a system of 11 inflatable cushions to deliver an unobtrusive massaging effect for thighs and lower back.

Market and Model

The Mondeo Vignale is offered in both four-door and estate body styles with prices starting at around £32,000. Bear in mind that this is close to the cost of, say, an entry-level Jaguar XE and you'll appreciate the scale of Ford's task here. Mind you, the ownership experience is quite special. Each Ford Vignale model is hand-finished by six master craftspeople at the new state-of-the-art Vignale Centre in Valencia, where vehicles are individually tailored to customer specification. Exclusively available to order in the UK from boutique FordStore locations, customers get access to a Vignale Lounge, where they can specify their vehicles, supported by a dedicated relationship manager to ensure a personalised service tailored to individual needs. Among bespoke services available to customers will be collection and delivery for vehicle servicing - from a home address or office location - alongside servicing scheduled to suit the owner. Buyers will also be able to call upon knowledgeable Vignale OneCall advisors 24 hours a day for additional support.

Cost of Ownership

The standard 2.0 TDCi EcoBlue 190PS Vignale auto hatch model manages 56.5mpg and 131g/km. The Hybrid set-up on offer here can't be plugged in - it's of the older-tech 'self-charging' sort - but you'd still think that all the ingredients would be here for impressively low running cost returns. A 2.0 TiVCT petrol unit is mated to an 88kW electric motor and a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery that both sit at the back of the car but drive the front wheels via a power-split 6-speed automatic transmission. That auto 'box decides at any given time whether power should come from the engine, the electric motor, both at once or neither - and you can monitor what's being powered by what via a selectable energy display in the 'apps' section of the SYNC3 centre-dash screen. From start-off, the car always reverts to battery power only and it often also does so not only in urban motoring but also at cruising speeds - even quite high ones. Which is why Ford is able to quote a tax-busting NEDC-rated CO2 figure for this car. For the top 'Vignale' variant with 19-inch wheels, the figure is 103g/km. As for fuel consumption, well unless you were to drive this car exclusively in urban conditions, it wouldn't be as economic as the diesel variant but it still supposed to manage up to 52.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle, whichever trim level you select. In this test, we managed returns somewhere in the forties. A bigger Vignale-specific concern might well be depreciation. These are the most expensive 'mainstream' models Ford sells and it's up for debate whether many will see value in a £30,000+ Mondeo. Still, over 70% of all Mondeo buyers order their cars in upscale trim levels, so we're prepared to be proven wrong. If the Vignale can account for 10% of all Mondeo sales, the project will be deemed a success.

Summary

Okay, so Ford pretty much killed the Ghia badge, but it's doubtful the same's going to happen to the Vignale label. For a start, this is more than just a Titanium-spec Mondeo with a few more bits. It's a different ownership experience; a more immersive and special process. It's not just a bit of showroom flim-flam to fleece Mondeo man who fantasises about getting the red carpet treatment at Ferrari either. The Vignale deal is something very different at this price point, but it offers a lot of car for your money too. Ford value hasn't changed. Perhaps this is what Ford needed to do to really shine a spotlight on the talents of the fourth generation Mondeo. This is a bold venture. It'll be interested to see if it pays off.

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