Euro NCAP | Ford Mondeo | 1997 | Crash test
Frontal Impact takes place at 64 Km/h, 40% of the width of the car striking
a deformable barrier. In the side impact, a mobile deformable barrier
impacts the driver's door at 50 km/h. In the pole test, the car tested is
propelled sideways at 29km/h into a rigid pole.
MISCHIEF INVASION - FORD MONDEO vs PORSCHE GT2
This video was filmed in 2003 during the Cannonball Run Europe. Stage 2 -
Morocco, Africa to Barcelona, Spain.
Rob's Porsche GT2 vs our Ford Mondeo rental
This video is featured in our "Mischief Invasion" DVD available at
Produced by Dustin Worles
Mischief Movie Series
2015 Ford Mondeo Full Review
New chassis for improved refinement.
The first model for Europe to be built on Ford's new global CD segment
platform, the all new Mondeo will debut Ford's new integral link rear
suspension configuration for improved refinement alongside more dynamic
The new suspension design delivers the compliance required for greater
comfort, while retaining lateral stiffness for enhanced steering and
handling. It also allows the wheel to move rearwards on impact with bumps.
This delivers improved impact absorption for a smoother ride and reduced
noise levels. Self levelling rear suspension is offered for the wagon
model, maintaining optimal ride height for comfort and handling regardless
Integral link rear suspension contributes to road noise reductions of
around 3 decibels in the rear and 2 decibels in the front, supported by
additional sound deadening material within the underbody shields, wheel
arch liners and front and rear doors to block tyre noise. The number of
holes within the all new Mondeo body shell also has been reduced to
minimise noise transfer.
Wind noise is reduced to levels previously only experienced in the premium
segment through optimised window pillar and door mirror shape, enhanced
door and window seals, and improved interior noise absorption. A wind noise
level of 21 point 1 sone a metric for loudness is an 8 per cent improvement
over the previous generation Mondeo. The thickness of the rear window glass
is increased by 0 point 4 millimetres, helping reduce passing traffic noise
for rear seat passengers.
More seals have been added between the bonnet and front wings, and the
engine bay sound insulation changed from fibreglass to foam, contributing
to a reduction of between 1 point 5 and 2 decibels for powertrain noise
transmitted to the cabin.
Further fine tuning of handling and ride comfort is delivered with active
systems including Torque Vectoring Control, Pull-Drift Compensation, Active
Nibble Compensation, and Torque Steer Compensation.
The introduction of Electric Power Assisted Steering to Mondeo for the
first time also enables steering weight to adapt and match the comfort,
normal and sport chassis settings of Ford's Continuous Control Damping.
Drivers will notice a greater difference between the chassis
characteristics delivered by the three settings.
We've tuned the all-new Mondeo specifically to meet the needs of European
drivers, said Geert van Noyen, vehicle dynamics manager, Ford of Europe.
We went through five designs just for the rear suspensions bushes with each
taking two months before we were satisfied, and also placed a lot of
emphasis on tuning steering to deliver a smooth and fluid feel.