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Ford of Europe Announces Engine Tweaks, SYNC 3 Additions

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Ford SYNC 3 Infotainment in a 2016 Ford Kuga

Everyone likes to get more bang for their buck at the pump, and Ford has gone out of its way to make sure that customers considering the Mondeo, S-MAX, and Galaxy are promised that very thing.

Ford announced that it has retuned engine software for the S-MAX, Galaxy, and three body configurations of the Mondeo (four-door, five-door, and wagon) that are powered by the 2.0-liter TDCi diesel engine with six-speed PowerShift automatic and front-wheel drive. The result is better fuel efficiency and up to 7% fewer CO2 emissions.

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“A combination of powerful turbocharged performance, great fuel efficiency and an effortless driving experience has made our 2.0-liter TDCi PowerShift powertrain popular with customers who now benefit from even lower running costs,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “With SYNC 3 drivers can seamlessly integrate their smartphones into the car to make calls, reply to text messages and safely use their favorite apps on the move using simple voice commands.”

Applicable Mondeos with the 150 PS or 180 PS 2.0-liter TDCi diesel offer 4.6 l/100 km, the Galaxy now achieves 5.0 l/100 km, and the Galaxy achieves 5.2 l/100 km. The Mondeo and Galaxy both reduce CO2 emissions by 5 grams per kilometer, while the S-MAX now emits 10 g/km fewer.

Ford also announced that the Mondeo, S-MAX, Galaxy, and Mustang are now being offered with the SYNC 3 infotainment system, with the new Edge slated to receive the next-gen technology later this year.

“Whether you are craving your morning cappuccino on your daily commute or covering the cost of a journey by transporting a package, SYNC 3 brings to life innovative new ways of staying connected on the move,” said Christof Kellerwessel, chief engineer, Electronic and Electrical Systems Engineering, Ford of Europe. “Designed to complement modern smartphones, with an intuitive 8‑inch touchscreen, SYNC 3 understands more natural speech, is faster, and offers an easier-to-read graphical interface.”

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