Ford built a Lightweight concept based on the Fusion sedan

June 4, 2014 at 9:23 am

On the basis of a sedan Ford Fusion, known to Europeans called Mondeo, the American automaker built a concept car Lightweight.

Photo of Ford Lightweight

Photo of Ford Lightweight


The main task of the developers is the maximum weight reduction machine by using lightweight materials that could be used in the near term on production models. D-class sedan is lighter by almost a quarter and now weighs only 95 kg more compact urban hatchback Fiesta that has a positive impact on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and the dynamics of the car.

Ford Lightweight side image

Ford Lightweight side image

The work on the project that was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy was attended by experts of Cosma International. Ford Lightweight Concept received aluminum subframe and body parts, some elements of high strength steel and magnesium, as well as made of carbon fiber 19-inch wheels, “shod” in the narrow tires are 155/70, skeletons of seats and dashboard. Aluminum brakes performed, covering them with stainless steel, and connecting rods 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine. Engine mounts, its cover and oil pan made of carbon fiber. Even suspension springs made of composite materials. Windshield and side windows are a special chemically tempered glass, and the rear window – polycarbonate. Weight Concept Ford Lightweight is 1195 kg, that 363 kg less weight production model Fusion (Mondeo).

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