Koln, 30. September 2013 – the mondeo should muse around the world – therefore his name – and had to be really good. Ford did not want to afford any mistakes and has therefore dared a rough beginning at the beginning of the 1990s. So stood the developer: for at least ten years or 160.000 kilometers should not shake without ford on a mondeo, rattling or crunching. 1.5 billion marks have been taken in hand, 250 prototypes six million kilometers unwut off, crash tests made for 85 million marks and 400.Let 000 to run 000 simulations at the grubechner.
Cab forward design
Even the model name of the sierra successor is program: mondeo, a car for the whole world. Not only should he find many fans in europe, but also in the us. Already in 1986, the design decision for the car falls with the internal code cdw 27: different models not only emerged in koln, but also at ghia in turin, in california and at the headquarters in dearborn near detroit. The draft of the then german design chief helmut schrader has prevailed in modern "cab forward design".
In contrast to the 2.8 million-million-made process sierra, the mondeo becomes not only quite quite quite quite quite, but he also receives a front drive. With one exception: on request, ford even supplies permanent four-wheel drive. At the start in 1993, the new mondeo not only secures the title "car of 1994", he also comes well with the customers. Unlike the rivals vw passat and opel vectra, there is the mondeo from the start away as a step rear, funfturer or combi. There is also a good standard equipment to which air conditioning is obvious. The serial driver airbag is particularly advertised, from june 1993, the airbag for the front passenger is included. From today’s point of view, the scope of the ghia top model is: low-cross-sectional tires of the 195/60 r 14, four electric windows, a heated windscreen, a flashlight in the glove compartment and a check-control system. Among other things, it warns about open deals and brake pads. Not missing in the ghia but also lovely plastic wood in the interior.
Ford contour and mercury mystique in the usa
The engine offer consists of three petrol engineers with 90, 115 and 136 hp, who likes a diesel, must be for 1.8 td with 88 hp gripping. An option: the four-stage automatic. If one counts the us sister models for ford contour and mercury mystique, the first mondeo in 91 countries prasent, 1996 reaches the export ratio 42 percent.