It might look sportier, but there aren't any power upgrades.

It was only a couple of weeks ago when Ford introduced the ST-Line for the Fiesta and Focus and now the bigger Mondeo is receiving the same sporty treatment. The new trim proposes a more dynamic look for the midsize model, but without actually increasing the number of ponies under the hood to match the somewhat beefier appearance.

In the U.K., Ford will sell the Mondeo ST-Line with the 2.0 TDCI turbodiesel engine available in 150 & 180 hp configurations with a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed Powershift automatic. At an additional cost, buyers will be given the possibility to opt for the grippy all-wheel-drive system. Although the attached images only depict the wagon, Ford of Europe will offer the ST-Line on the five-door hatchback as well.

Both body styles will ride 10 mm lower than the usual versions thanks to a sportier suspension setup, and will also cooler thanks to the fresh 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels. Some mild sporty tweaks to the body are also part of the deal, but you’ll have to be a big Mondeo fan to notice the differences. The same goes for the interior which has been mildly revised with a perforated leather steering wheel, sport seats with red stitching, ST-Line scuff plates, and other minor revisions to justify the premium.

Ford will have the Mondeo ST-Line on display this week at Goodwood FoS, and while it’s nice customers now have additional customization possibilities, we’d rather see the facelifted Mondeo taking into account the Fusion has received a nip and tuck for 2017MY. The American model now actually has a true sporty version, one with a biturbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost delivering 325 hp & 380 lb-ft.

Source: Ford

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