Ford CDW27 platform

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Ford CDW27 platform
Ford Mondeo MK2 (1997-2000) front.jpg
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
Also calledFord 'World Car' platform (1993-2000)
Ford CD162 (1996-2000, outside North America)
Ford CD132 (2000-2009, outside North America)
Body and chassis
ClassCompact (C/D) platform
RelatedMazda GE platform
PredecessorFord DE-1 platform
Ford CE14 platform
SuccessorFord CD3 platform
Ford EUCD platform

The Ford CDW27 platform is a former automobile platform produced by Ford in worldwide markets from 1993 to 2007. Used for midsize cars, the CDW27 architecture was a "world car"[1] (co-designed by Ford and Mazda), becoming the second Ford world car (after the 1980 Ford Escort).

The CDW architecture was developed over six years, costing $6 billion at the time of its 1993 launch[2][3]; the shared development saved approximately 25% over developing separate vehicles for Ford and Ford of Europe.[3]

Derived from the Mazda GE platform (used by the Mazda Cronos/626 and the Mazda MX-6/Ford Probe), the platform replaced the DE-1 platform (Ford Sierra) and the CE14 platform (Ford Tempo/Mercury Topaz) under a single product range. First used for the 1993 Ford Mondeo[4], North America began usage of the CDW27 for 1995 with the Ford Contour.

During the 2000s, the architecture was phased out in favor of two midsize platforms developed separately; the CD3 architecture (developed with Mazda) was used in North America and the EUCD architecture (shared with Volvo) was used by Ford of Europe.


CDW27 (first generation)[edit]

CD162 (second generation)[edit]

CD132 (third generation)[edit]


  1. ^ "Has Ford killed its world car?". Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  2. ^ Popular Science March 1995 page 67
  3. ^ a b Stevenson, Richard W. (1993-09-27). "Ford Sets Its Sights on a 'World Car'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  4. ^ "Ford Mondeo (1993 - 1996)". Honest John. Retrieved 2019-09-23.