The 2019 Ford Edge has made its debut for the European market. What largely sets it apart from the U.S. version is the availability of a new 234 horsepower bi-turbo variant of Ford’s 2.0‑liter EcoBlue diesel engine.
A small, high-pressure turbo and larger, low-pressure turbo work in series at low rpm for greater responsiveness and enhanced torque. At higher engine speeds, the larger turbo works alone to produce the boost required to deliver peak power. The 2019 European Ford Edge’s EcoBlue bi-turbo engine is combined with intelligent all-wheel drive and the new eight-speed quick shift automatic gearbox to deliver 35.1-mpg fuel efficiency (by European standards).
The 2019 Ford Edge will be offered to European customers in ST‑Line, Vignale, Titanium and Trend variants. In the United States, the 2019 Ford Edge comes in SE, SEL, Titanium and ST trim levels.
Europe currently does not have the all-new, 2019 Ford Edge ST – Ford’s first utility vehicle to wear the performance-oriented “ST” badge. It is officially the quickest ST model ever, beating both the current Fiesta ST and the Focus ST in straight-line acceleration. Ford won’t put a precise figure on it, but the automaker says that “less than six seconds” is all that’s needed for the U.S. Ford Edge ST to sprint to 60 mph from a standstill. However, Europe’s ST-Line is mostly about cosmetics and not performance.
Equipped with auto start-stop as standard, Ford’s 2.0-liter EcoBlue engine also is offered for the European 2019 Ford Edge in two flavors:
- A 147-horsepower version combined with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and front-wheel drive that delivers from 40.5 mpg fuel efficiency
- A 187-horsepower version combined with a manual six-speed gearbox and Ford intelligent all-wheel drive that delivers 39.2-mpg fuel efficiency.
Visual updates for the 2019 Ford Edge range include a wider grille with a unique finish for each model and a freshened fascia that combine to create a more athletic and modern appearance. Standard LED headlamps and taillamps can be complemented with available LED signature daytime running lamps. A redesigned hood imparts a wider, more planted stance.