Ford breaks out the sporty new Mondeo ST‑Line at the weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Mondeo ST-Line is the newest addition to Ford’s recently unveiled ST-Line model range that delivers bold styling inspired by Ford Performance models and features sport suspension and body styling; unique alloy wheel designs; and sport seats, perforated leather steering wheel and alloy pedals for the interior.
The new model joins the Fiesta ST-Line and Focus ST-Line on display at Goodwood, where Ford is showing a range of performance vehicles from the Ford GT Le Mans race car to the new Fiesta ST200 hot hatch.
The new Mondeo ST-Line is available in five-door and estate bodystyles and delivers Ford Performance-inspired styling that includes: a honeycomb design for the upper and lower front grilles in high-gloss black, LED DRLs with light tube styling and new rectangular fog lights, front bumper lip spoiler, sculptured side-skirts in body color, a sports rear bumper with high-gloss, black diffuser-style insert and silver tailpipe surrounds. Standard rear roof spoiler is reserved for the Mondeo ST-Line Estate, and an optional rear roof spoiler is valid for the five-door version.
In addition, the equipment list comprises of a black beltline beneath the windows, ST-Line exterior badging on the front fenders, new 18-inch alloys wheels or 19-inch alloy wheels (Rock Metallic Grey), sport seats with unique red stitching, a perforated leather ST-style steering, black interior door appliques, sports gear knob (manual), and ST-Line scuff plates. The Mondeo ST-Line will feature steering-mounted paddle shifters when Ford’s six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission is specified, and also is offered with Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive.
As with all models in the new Ford ST-Line range, the Mondeo ST-Line is available only with high-power engine derivatives that complement the enhanced driving dynamics delivered by sport suspension, lowered by 10 mm. Diesel engine options include: 150PS 2.0-liter TDCi with six-speed manual or six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission and 180PS 2.0-liere TDCi with six-speed manual or six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission.
The technology delivers a seamless transition of torque between all four wheels to provide a more secure footing on the road especially in slippery conditions and can adjust torque delivery up to 50/50 between the front and rear wheels in under 20 milliseconds; twenty times quicker than it takes to blink.