You want to be considered a VIP customer? Then to enter a universe of exclusivity and customization as proposed today and Ford must first pay obviously a overprice. For his exclusive new firm Vignale, which effectively functions as a superior finish in the range, add exactly 6,150 € on the highest Titanium.
so can the boundary between what until now supposed to buy a generalist saloon is definitely broken and it would not only qualify for a BMW 3 Series or yet Audi A4 equivalent, but now almost even a BMW 5 Series or yet Audi A6... however much it access version. The question is,to both seal comes this new luxury brand? We went up to a new Ford Mondeo Vignale in familiar body Sportbreak (Also available as sedan) to find out. And the second thing and then enter require such a select club will be the appreciation for detail.
Ford Mondeo Vignale: the most exclusive
Yes, because although in practice it is primarily a distinctive customer service (As you will read below), Vignale today also means immerse yourself in Ford Mondeo (At the end of the year it will also come to new minivan S-Max) especially refined. If outside you recognize a front grille with a more precise hexagonal lattice, multiple chrome, specific wheels 18 or 19 inches, different badges and a new shade of paint as the unpublished Vignale Nocciola which we got and see in photos, inside you feel a much closer environment.
A standard equipment already includes LED headlights, the latest multimedia systems Ford, heated power seat or rear camera, the new Ford Mondeo Vignale regale with careful almost complete upholstery thin skin, visible dashboard, console, door panels and even armrests. What neither the German luxury large sedans already offer. You can choose the between white or black Cashmere, always with leather double that used in other Mondeo and inspired in the most exclusive leather goods: Ford says It has taken two years to perfect these multicontour seats.
Very distinguished atmosphere as you can see complete, and as in other Mondeo saloons, with adjust steering and electric trunk, rear seat with airbag and even those multicontour seats with a massage ... yes, less "therapeutic" than I see for example in an Audi A6. But it came and when shooting ... also in cotton wool?
Ford Mondeo Vignale: Silk rodador
So we started her new diesel 2.0 TDCi, here now an exclusive twin turbo 210 hp version at the moment only available in these Ford Mondeo Vignale; the rest comes in Diesel 180 hp. Fast and with very acceptable acceleration capacity, the truth is that I like the progressivity and refinement offered up to a forcefulness and explosiveness that you never get to feel. Set that fits perfectly with both the smoothness of an automatic powershift double-clutch six-speed breaking only the sweetness in acceleration phases thoroughly with a kickdown somewhat abrupt and slow, as a isolation march perceive truly exceptional.
Much in this section must provide isolation this time new measures such as the Active Noise Cancellation system, exclusively for Ford Mondeo Vignale and similar to leading an Audi A8 for example: three microphones ceiling to record the sounds emitting from the speakers other identical frequency to cancel. Heard only difficult to quantify the exact improvement they provide, although it is easy to see the great running refinement featuring a Ford Mondeo Sportbreak today that, yes, or it presents modification of frame steering or.
So agile and direct to large because like any other Ford Mondeo Sportbreak, this Vignale and really enjoy driving, and you can improve over a optional leveling suspension (450 €) able to always maintain ride height regardless of load that can be huge. By trunk (over 520 liters measured) real and for habitability (The same of the hatchback, with up to 79 centimeters long rear legroom, but with greatly improved in height and 95 cm measured) this Ford Mondeo Sportbreak is also a luxury family. Thus, as the services that provides a seal Vignale, back to the origin, is enough to feel it as a 100 by 100 premium? Well, maybe it can only be a matter already upload to the balance and decide actually influences how much weight logo.
In a nutshell
PriceThis Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Sportbreak Vignale Bi-Turbo Powershift It costs 44,950 euros base. It is expensive, but is very well equipped. Start yes will Additional campaign 2,500 € and free maintenance for 5 years.
Life on board: Exquisite space for quality and quantity. a lot of livability, a huge family trunk, great ride comfort and greater refinement thanks to isolation worked more than any other Ford Mondeo.
enginesAlthough we tested the exclusive and superior Diesel 2.0 TDCI Bi-turbo 210 hp, smoother and more progressive than blunt, the Ford Mondeo Vignale offered with three other mechanical options: A 2.0 Ecoboost gasoline 240 hp; variant Total hybrid with 187 hp; and other 2.0 TDCi diesel with 180 hp and one that can also be associated with a manual and 4x4 traction.
equipment: The Ford Mondeo with better endowment of history. The serial Vignale already have full leather upholstery, Led lights, signal recognition, rear camera, power seats and heated wheels 18", Metallic paint, entrance "Key Less"...
What does it mean ?: Vignale comprehensive Quality seal
It is a guarantee of luxury, painstaking work and the finest customer service. The name may sound like a legendary Italian coachbuilder associated since the 40 'to Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo, in the early 90's he joined Ford as a owns Aston Martin. Today retrieves the brand to link it to a new more luxurious finish firm which will include up point specific quality control in the Spanish factory Almussafes. There, separate from the final stage of production of other Mondeo, 6 craftsmen such as calls Ford- They review the Vignale up to 100 additional points for 120 overtime. The practically hand-stitched leather, time paint 20 percent higher 4 denser layers and Hand brightening, the oldest thickness t, Special environmental lighting, laminated glazings, sound-absorbing foam in the new wheel arches ... All must pass final validation, provided by the latest laser technology. And once on the market, the Vignale seal does not complete its work. Although a Vignale can be purchased at any dealer of the brand, Ford Store will include new exclusive section Vignale Lounge to better serve its customers, and will be 30 at the end of 2015. From there, once in your possession, attentive to their services: personal advisers direct phone 24 hours, 365 days a year; schedule of reviews pick-up and private delivery and replacement car; mobile apps always to know the exact location of the car and up washed unlimited They will be included in the total process. A true luxury, if that were not enough, you can also supplement with a whole Vignale fashion collection: Leather bags, wallets, mobile covers, ties and scarves silk will have them available at a price of between 69 and 850 euros.
Bi-turbo 2.0 TDCi Powershift
4 cylinders in line
direct injection common, two turbochargers and intercooler.
210 hp at 3,750 rpm
45.9 mkg 2,000 to 2,250 rpm
228 km / h
Acceleration 0-100 km / h
front-wheel drive, automatic Powershift 6 relations
External dimensions (largoxanchoxalto)
487x185 x150 cm
Battle and routes
160/160 and 285 cm
From 1,619 kg
urban / extra urban / combined consumption
6.0 / 4.7 / 5.2 l / 100 km
134 g / km