2022/08/01

EcoBlue AWD Nameplate Completion Project


As we all know, since the Dieselgate from VW 2015, the general acceptance of the Diesel engine has dropped, this includes non-cheating diesel engines from vendors other than VW. In Europe, the diesel engine market share has fallen from 71%(2015) to 46%(2019)...

The FORD UK and Germany labs developed a new series of Diesel engines named EcoBlue in 2017-18, based on the Ford EcoBoost technology, which offers optimized fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 and NOx emissions. It meets the Euro 6.2 emission standard and has a gasoline-like running quality. However, the reputation of the Diesel engine is not as good as before, hence Ford only displays the EcoBlue badge in certain of its commercial vehicles, like the Tourneo Custom. For passenger vehicles, it just leaves an empty space where Ford usually displays the technology under the hood...

TOURNEO Custom with EcoBlue badge



Mondeo MK5 Facelift EcoBlue 2.0, left empty where Ford usually displays the technology under the hood


On top of that, vehicles with AWD transmission did not get a special nameplate just like those with EcoBoost engines...

EcoBoost AWD nameplate


The author of this blog purchased a Mondeo MK5 (facelift/MK5.5) ST-Line EcoBlue AWD last year.  Since delivered the author put on a regular EcoBlue badge and displayed it with pride...

Ford OE EcoBlue 3D Nameplate

However, the author did not feel pride enough as the car is with AWD. So a project has been started and try to find a way to display the AWD with more pride...

When looking at the 2021 model of Ford KUGA/Escape, the AWD logo has been put at the bottom left corner...

2021 Kuga/Escape EcoBoost ST-Line AWD

However, this is the generation in which Ford put the name of the car in the dead center of the car right under the Ford logo. The generation where Mondeo has lived displays the AWD logo right next to the engine badge...

If that is the case, we'll make our own nameplate!

The first idea is to have a custom-made sticker, however, it will appear to be like a self-developed thing instead of an OE setting. After some calls and e-mails, finally we find a manufacturer who is willing to manufacture a small batch of 3D aluminum alloy nameplates. After a grouping in the local Taiwan Mondeo EcoBlue AWD owner club, we managed to have the initial target archived and put the project into the GO status. Here I'd like to put special thanks to "Bear" in the club, who offered the AI file with a perfect design of the logo. Without help from him, this could never happen.

Finally, here is the close-to-perfect result:


To conclude, this is a blog where a group of people just like to spend their money for nothing but just want to display their car with, PRIDE.

Special Thanks to the club members below for the kickoff of this project:
葉人豪, 志安, Dennis Hu, 陳大勇, Josh, Edward Liaw, 帥哥德, wc, 吳文豪, 林沁鋐(Ryan), BHCHU, He, YH (Kyle), 呂其銘, 陳信安(gary), 施坤輝, 大熊, 正鵬, 諾斯特(太空人)willson Yu

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