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Ford Mondeo Diesel Boosted To 373 Lb-ft With Software

German tuning company McChip-DKR has just taken the most potent Ford Mondeo diesel to a new level in performance, boosting the output of its twin-turbo 2.0-liter Duratorq engine by 25 horsepower and an astonishing 41 lb-ft of torque with revised engine management software alone.

As website CarScoops reports, the stock Ford Mondeo diesel makes around 210 peak horsepower in its most potent guise, although the same 2.0-liter Duratorq engine is detuned on some trims to make as little as 150PS. McChip-DKR’s new ECU tune pushes that output rating up from 210 to 235 horsepower, and from 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) to 373 lb-ft (506 Nm) of torque.

Strangely, McChip-DKR is claiming the same 234 km/h (145 mph) top speed as the car already achieves, but the tuned Ford Mondeo diesel ought to see a noticeable difference in acceleration, at least. The stock 210 horsepower engine propels the car to 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 7.9 seconds; we’d expect that to fall by several tenths.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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