Ford UK is expanding its highly popular among European motorists Ford Mondeo product line with a new flagship. Sold as 2008 Ford Mondeo Titanium X Sport and clearly inspired by that gorgeous James Bond’ 2007 Ford Mondeo concept car that first appeared in Casino Royale blockbuster, the vehicle looks like a decent competitor even to such monsters as Jaguar and BMW. Well, at least it looks great on these promotional photos.
The Titanium X Sport model comes equipped with more powerful 2.2-liter TDCi diesel engine capable of accelerating the car from zero to 62mph in 8.4 seconds and bringing it to a top speed of 139 mph (224 km/h).
Definitely not a Porsche, but seems adequate for a daily driving routine, especially if you prefer a more aggressive driving style and prefer to put the pedal to the metal when the green light finally lights up.
The exterior of the 2008 Ford Mondeo Titanium X Sport is enhanced with a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels, twin chromed exhaust pipes and new side skirts, as well as a couple of aluminum-looking inserts in the front and rear bumpers. I must admit that the last couple of enhancements really strike a chord with me, especially when the car comes with that sexy glossy black finish.
Inside you’ll find new piano black inlays, leather / Alcantara seats with red stitching, alloy pedals and an advanced multimedia entertainment system with an in-dash 6-CD Sony changer and Bluetooth connectivity.
Ford plans to charge at least €23,355 for the 4-door and €26,605 for the Estate version.
Photos: Ford UK
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