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What performance, features, styling would you expect from the new Mondeo ST?

I'm hoping for the following:

Performance:

2.5T up to 300bhp / 350 torque - perhaps the S60R engine?
0-60 around 6.0secs

Features as standard:

Recaro leather electric, heated seats
Bi-Xenons
Climate Control
Sculputred rear seats (as seen in Focus ST)
Plus the usual goodies found in the ST range

Styling:

All round subtle ST styling, in keeping with the ST220
Skirts, Splitter, diffuser - As seen in the body kit currently available, however properly integrated (ie not bolt on)
18" Multi spoke alloys
lowered suspension
twin exhaust system
big brakes!!
Nice subtle boot spolier

Your thoughts?
 

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What performance, features, styling would you expect from the new Mondeo ST?

I'm hoping for the following:

Performance:

2.5T up to 300bhp / 350 torque - perhaps the S60R engine?
0-60 around 6.0secs

Features as standard:

Recaro leather electric, heated seats
Bi-Xenons
Climate Control
Sculputred rear seats (as seen in Focus ST)
Plus the usual goodies found in the ST range

Styling:

All round subtle ST styling, in keeping with the ST220
Skirts, Splitter, diffuser - As seen in the body kit currently available, however properly integrated (ie not bolt on)
18" Multi spoke alloys
lowered suspension
twin exhaust system
big brakes!!
Nice subtle boot spolier

Your thoughts?
As nice as it will be its such a shame that Ford have fitted it with a Peugeot engine! For both Petrol and Diesel!
 

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I would hope that the wheels have a decent laquer on them so that they don't corode the same way that they have on my May '04 ST220!!
Yes I've heard tales of woe about the ST220 ones. Although they are one of my favourite alloy designs.
 

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For the new mk4 Mondeo ST i hope for:

- 3.0 volvo straight six turbo
- 4x4
- sportshift
You Sick Sick man.... thats sounds amazing,

But i'm gonna add the S60r bottom end with a garrett 340rs Turbo, polished uprated intercooler with alloy hard pipes.. 385mm EBC turbo groove discs and EBC redstuff pads.. with a full 4" straight turbo back stainless steel exhaust..
And a vanilla magic tree
 

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what ever they do with the ST range,it will never surpass the current RS car so i would scrub any ideas of power levels that are around 300bhp+

its not in there interest to make a flagship ST car thats technically better than there RS brand.

personally i think its going to be a different turn in the next 5-10 years with there whole new range of engines and eco type thinking.the days of our big capacity engines are drawing to a close imo.
 

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what ever they do with the ST range,it will never surpass the current RS car so i would scrub any ideas of power levels that are around 300bhp+

its not in there interest to make a flagship ST car thats technically better than there RS brand.

personally i think its going to be a different turn in the next 5-10 years with there whole new range of engines and eco type thinking.the days of our big capacity engines are drawing to a close imo.
Well, I have to differ, I am confidant that ford will always have a fast saloon in the fleet. With other markets USA-OZ-New Zealand all loving the v6 ( as a eco take on petrol motors ) you will see Ford follow brands like Holden ( Opel vauxhall ) all further develop the V6 to become a lean and mean unit.

Having lived in OZ and NZ for the last number of years and watch V8 mad people switch to V6 to save a few bucks and in response both ford and holden and pushed the development of the v6 plant. The UK maybe a 4 cyl and rice burning land but Ford know there is a market for a V6 power plant in a saloon.
 

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I also think there's still a place for a large capacity V6 - the inherent smoothness of the V6, coupled with its excellent power to plant size ratio make it a logical choice for any fast saloon. As for the calls for a 2.5L Turbo, frankly I'd be disappointed. However much you dress it up, it would essentially be the same engine as the Focus ST, and I think we've all come to expect something a little more weighty for the Mondeo. And while I can understand your doubt over a power output greater than the Focus RS, I don't think that comparison stands up. Considering the current Focus ST produces a few HP more than the ST220, even though the Mondeo is considerably heavier, it's clear to me that the differentiation between the two (or three, if you include the RS) is not due to the power output, or even the power/weight, but the the class of car first and foremost. I believe that those who would buy the Focus RS, would still buy the Focus RS even of a Mk4 ST Mondeo had a higher output (and visa versa).

As for what I want from a new ST, I'd like another 3L V6, non-turbo, but with engine bay space for a turbo, and kit produced by a Ford-authorised partner, much like the pretend RS500 kit. As before, the highest level of trim from the existing range (maybe a couple of extra goodies!) and a muscular yet subtle body kit - "handsome" is the look they should go for, not "insane" like the RS. A 6-speed is a must. But the most important thing is for it to still be a Mondeo - as much as I love fast, you have to still be able to use it to take the wife and kids to church on Sunday without breaking your back or making people stare at you.

I'm sure there a loads of other little things that I'd "need" but that'll do for starters.
 

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What you can expect is Mountune to be doing upgrades for the Mondeo as I have contacted asking if they would consider current and previous Mondeo upgrades. They will not be doing previous models as they are out of the manufacturers warrenty they are looking into upgrades for the current and future Mondeos so could be some good news for upgrading and keeping your warrenty
 

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I can't imagine a new Mondeo ST having a petrol engine these days. A big torquey deisel would be more likely.
300bhp and 4x4 might suit an RS hothatch but not an ST estate and large hatch I don't think.
 

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it will probs have the 2lt ecoboost lump same as the focus, shame when there is a 3lt lump in the ford/volvo/jag family

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It would make Sence to bring out a new st if nothing else to provide competition for the insignia vxr, to that end 300bhp and 4x4 would be a must.
 

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The usualy little ST styling, Huge comfy recaros, Sunroof as standard, teac surround sound, tiptronic gearbox and stick a new BMW 550D in it. Ill take one

EDIT! Make sure the rear bumper wont fall off
 

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to be brutally honest i think the days of an
badge gracing the same bootlid as MONDEO are done and dusted, Ford have not released one in the current format and the brand new shape is due for release shortly, alias I fear it days are gone, I hope I stand to be corrected but the nearest thing today is the sport trim.
 

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Probably agree with you there, I'd like to see another ST in a diesel, it's a prime market surely? They sold a lot more than the petrol version!
 
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