New Mondeo has gone extremely sporty with the Titanium X Sport editions which feature both petrol and diesel powertrains. Plenty other extras on the upgrade, including Bluetooth and bi-xenon lights.

Ford is going sportier with the new Mondeo by adding the Titanium X Sport versions on the existing range. Titanium X Sport brings with it several changes to the Mondeo, changes like a new 2.2-litre TDCi engine which puts out 35PS more than its 2.0-litre sibling. That accelerates to 62 mph from nothing in 8.4 seconds with a top end of 139 mph. Environment is priority of course so the engine produces only 165 g/km in emissions as well as an average fuel consumption figure of 45.6 mpg. The petrol car stays with its 2.5-litre turbo engine.

Taking care of the looks department are 18-inch alloys, twin chromed exhaust pipes, side skirts, piano black inlays, leather/alcantara seats and red stitching detail. It all may sound a little 1970s Afro but it really works. Titanium X Sport also gets itself an advanced Bluetooth connection, alloy pedals, sports suspension and bi-xenon lights. The in-dash 6-CD Sony changer is a real party-starter. Good thing too because it comes standard with Titanium X Sport.

Pricing for the cars start from £23,355 (5 door) and £26,605 (estate) on the road for United Kingdom.

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