2967cc 24-valve V6 DOHC Duratec-ST ( MEBA) with alloy cylinder block and heads, 10:1 compression ratio, chain drive, multi-point fuel injection system, Black- Oak ECU ( revised in June 2003), twin stainless exhausts
Front-wheel drive with MTX75 five-speed manual gearbox or ( from June 2003) Getrag MMT6 Durashift six-speed manual gearbox, 240mm clutch and dualmass flywheel
300mm ventilated discs ( front), 280mm solid discs ( rear), ABS with Emergency Brake Assist ( EBA) and Electronic Stability Programme. ( ESP)
MacPherson struts, uprated dampers, 15mm lowered coil springs, anti-roll bar ( front), Quadralink independent rear with anti-roll bar and 15mm lowered coil springs ( saloon/hatchback) or independent short-long arm with anti-roll bar and lowered coil springs ( rear)
WHEELS AND TYRES
7.5x18in 16-spoke alloys and 225/40R18 tyres
Recaro heated front seats in Ebony Black, Infra Red, Graphite or Light Flint leather trim with matching rear seat ( leather with alcantara inserts available from mid-August 2005), leatherrimmed steering wheel, gearknob and handbrake handle ( with red stitching from 2005), climate control, six- disc in- dash CD autochanger. Facelift in June 2003 including revised dashboard and standard cruise control. Optional heated rear seat, stereo upgrades including DVD, sat nav, Bluetooth and rear-seat audio, Family Pack ( dog guard and rearseat audio system).
Mondeo four- door saloon, fivedoor hatchback or five- door estate with bodywork extensions including honeycomb grilles, flared front wheelarches, sports front and rear bumpers, side skirts and rear spoiler, bodycoloured door handles and tailgate/boot lid handle. Facelift in June 2003 including rear lights ( saloon and hatch), rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and puddle lights, plus ( from June 2005) chrome grille surround, revised side skirts, rear lights and chrome door handles.
Metallic paint in Ink Blue, State Blue, Infra Red, Machine Silver, Magnum Grey, Panther Black, Stardust Silver, Sea Grey, Performance Blue ( at extra cost) or non-metallic Diamond White ( police). Optional rear parking sensors, rear privacy glass, xenon headlamps, electric sunroof, Technology Pack (xenon headlights and privacy glass).