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The Ford Mondeo hit our roads in 1993, and has consistently been a sales success. Now on its 4th incarnation, it remains a drivers favourite.
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Overview Guide
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Variants

Mk2/Mk3

  • BFP/B4Y - 4 Door
  • BAP/B5Y - 5 door
  • BNP/BWY - estate
  • BFW - 4-door alternative fuel
  • BAW - 5-door alternative fuel
  • BNW - Estate alternative fuel


Emission level codes

Mk2

  • Q - 2000 EEC
  • 1 - 96 EEC
  • 6 - D4/E4 Emissions
  • 8 - EEC 5TH (reduced severity)


Mk3

  • E - 1504 requirements
  • L - Mexico
  • S - 2000 EEC
  • 7 - Stage IV requirements
  • V - Stage IV with DPF


Paint codes

Mk1

  • G Ash Black

Mk2

  • A Copper Glow
  • B Diamond White
  • C Electric Current
  • D Petrol Blue
  • E Nouveau Red
  • F Java Blue, Astor Grey
  • G Coral Red, Panther Black
  • H Cayman Blue, Imperial Blue
  • J Pacifica Blue
  • K State Blue
  • L Mallard Green, Medium Cabernet Red
  • M Dark Maroon, Blue Violet
  • N Ash Black, Amparo Blue
  • P Radiant Red
  • Q Pumice Gold, Samakand
  • R Citrine Yellow, Cuirass
  • S Medium Steel Blue
  • T Pacific Green
  • U Garnet Red, Belladonna
  • V Isis Blue, Light Nordic Green
  • W Medium Charcoal Green
  • X Chianti Red, Medium Charcoal Blue
  • Z Rimini Blue, Tourmallard Green
  • 1 Levante Grey, Pepper Red
  • 2 Ontario Blue, Nouveau Red
  • 3 Juice Green
  • 4 Tourmaline Green
  • 5 Heath Brown
  • 6 Stardust Silver
  • 7 Dark Aubergine
  • 8 Mistral Blue
  • 9 Alberto Green, Atlantic Blue
  • 9 Loden Green
  • 9 Medium Atlantic Blue

Mk3

  • A Nantucket Grey
  • B Diamond White
  • C Colorado Red
  • D Dark True Blue
  • E Ink Blue
  • F Aquamarine Frost Pearl
  • G Panther Black
  • H Performance Blue
  • I Deep Rosso Red
  • J Moondust Silver
  • K State Blue
  • L Platinum Metallic
  • M Magnum Grey
  • N Neptune Green
  • O Octane Blue
  • P Spruce Green Pearl
  • Q Metropolis Blue
  • R Infra Red
  • S Oyster Silver
  • T Medium Harvest Gold
  • U Jewel Green
  • V Deep Navy (Blue)
  • W Kelp (Green)
  • X Sea Grey
  • Y White Grape (Yellow)
  • 1 Pepper Red
  • 2 Medium Steel Blue
  • 3 Juice Green
  • 4 Spruce Green or Blue Ambition
  • 5 Amparo Blue Metallic
  • 6 Stardust Silver
  • 7 Machine Silver
  • 8 Tonic (Blue)
  • 9 Honour Green

The second digit of the paint code, on the VIN label, denotes the original model year of the colour's introduction,

Trim codes

Mk2

Material = 1st digit

  • E cloth/leather imperial black
  • M cloth/leather Midnight black
  • R cloth Raven
  • T cloth/leather Truffle
  • U cloth Medium Dark opal
  • V cloth/leather Alchemy

Pattern = 2nd digit

  • A = Sambuka
  • B = Maze
  • C = Match
  • D = Match/leather
  • F = Athens
  • G = Milan
  • K = Kappa
  • L = Flight
  • M = Liberty
  • N = Dune
  • U = Leather
  • W = Kappa


Mk3

  • AA Aria - Anthracite
  • CE Linea - Camel
  • CR Alcantara - Camel
  • CS Aras - Camel
  • CT Tria - Camel
  • CV Verona - Camel
  • CX Aras/Kent - Camel
  • DE Linea - Medium Flight
  • DS Aras - Medium Flight
  • EB Basket - Ebony
  • EC Majestic - Ebony
  • ED Alcantara - Ebony
  • EE Linea - Ebony
  • EF Waffle - Ebony
  • EG Slate Blue Majestic - Ebony
  • EH Ink Blue Tria - Ebony
  • EK Kenzo - Ebony
  • EL Leather - Ebony
  • EP Leather - Ebony
  • ER Alcantara - Ebony
  • ES Aras - Ebony
  • ET Tria - Ebony
  • EV Verona - Ebony
  • EW Waffle - Ebony
  • EX Aras/Kent - Ebony
  • FV Verona - Light Flint
  • GB Basket - Light Graphite
  • GL Leather - Light Graphite
  • IL Leather - Infra Red
  • IV Verona - Infra Red
  • ML Leather - Midnight Blue
  • MM Mars - Midnight Blue
  • PB Basket - Light Parchment
  • PK Kenzo - Light Parchment
  • PL Leather - Light Parchment
  • PM Mars - Light Parchment
  • RZ Zeus - Radiant Red
  • SZ Zeus - State Blue


Final Drive Ratio

Mk2

  • B = 4.06
  • 4 = 3.82
  • S = 4.23
  • 7 = 3.41
  • 8 = 3.56
  • E = 3.92
  • F = 3.84
  • K = 3.77
  • 6 = 3.80

Mk3

  • A 3.867/2.762 (a)
  • F 4.071/2.850 (a)
  • M 4.357/3.05 (a)
  • 1 3.71
  • 2 3.49
  • 3 4.06
  • 4 3.82
  • 5 4.23
  • 6 3.77
  • 7 3.41
  • 8 3.56
  • 9 3.92

a) The 6-speed manual transaxle (MMT6) has two output shafts. First, second, third and fourth gears have the higher final drive ratio. Fifth, sixth and reverse gears have the lower final drive ratio.


Transaxle codes

  • Q = 5 speed manual MTX75
  • 6 = 4 speed CD4E auto
  • A = CVT automatic ZFI Ford
  • F = 6 speed manual MMT6
  • H = 5 speed manual MTX75 high torque
  • T = 5 speed auto- Jatco select shift


Engine codes

Mk2

  • NB or B = 2.0 zetec
  • RF or H = 1.8L Kent IDI (diesel)
  • RK or J = 1.8 zetec
  • L1 or P = 1.6 zetec
  • SE or S = 2.5 duratec V6
  • T = 2.5 Duratec V6 200PS
  • Z = 1.8 zetec alternative fuel

Mk3

  • F 1.8L Duratec-SCi (MI4)
  • G 1.8L Duratec-HE (MI4)(110 PS)
  • H 1.8L Duratec-HE (MI4)(125 PS)
  • J 2.0L Duratec-HE (MI4)
  • M 2.0L Duratec-HE (MI4) (160 PS)
  • R 3.0L Duratec-SE (VE6) (200 PS)
  • S 2.5L Duratec-VE (VE6)
  • U 3.0L Duratec-ST (VE6) (220 PS)
  • 3 2.0L DuraTorq-TDCi (Puma) Diesel (90 PS)
  • 4 2.2L DuraTorq-TDCi (Puma) Diesel (150 PS)
  • 5 2.0L DuraTorq-Dl / TDDi (Puma) Diesel (90 PS)
  • 6 2.0L DuraTorq-Dl / TDDi (Puma) Diesel (115 PS)
  • 7 2.0L DuraTorq-TDCi (Puma) Diesel (115 PS)
  • 8 2.0L DuraTorq-TDCi (Puma) Diesel (130 PS)
  • 9 2.0L DuraTorq-TDCi (Puma) Diesel (125 PS)


Drive Hand

Mk2

  • A, E, G = LHD
  • B, F, H = RHD

Mk3

  • A, C, E, G, X, 1, 3, 5, 7: LHD
  • B, D, F, H, Y, 2, 4, 6, 8: RHD