2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid Offers Good MPG and Fair Price

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid Information and Specifications

Ford Motor Company introduces the 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid which delivers up to 41 miles per gallon. The vehicle is a midsize sedan that can also operate on electric power with speeds up to 47 MPH without using a drop of gasoline. The automobile features an innovative dual-LCD SmartGauge cluster with EcoGuide which provides a four-level display to help you improve fuel efficiency.

One of the nice things about this Mercury car is that it is capable of driving more than 700 miles on one tank of fuel. The propulsion system is also equipped with a combination of a permanent magnet electric motor powered by a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery. The engine is a 2.5L Atkinson Cycle which runs on 4-cylinders.

The combined power rating is 191-net horsepower which features late intake valve closing (LIVC) and advancements in processor technology for seamless transitions from gas to electric operation. The Mercury automobile can also be equipped with a standard 3.0L Duratec 24-valve V6 engine. It can use either gasoline or E85 alternative fuel that reduces carbon emissions.

SmartGauge With EcoGuide

SmartGauge with EcoGuide can help extend mileage on a tank of gas. It features an innovative LCD gauge cluster with colorful graphics and provides you with performance-related information on the Milan. There are four different levels of information which include:

Inform: Adds fuel level and battery-charge status

Enlighten: Adds electric vehicle mode indicator and tachometer

Engage: Adds engine output power and battery output power

Empower: Adds power to wheels, engine pull-up threshold, and accessory power consumption

Nickel-Metal-Hydrive Battery Pack

The battery is a 275-volt nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) pack that transfers power to the electric motor. This propels the Milan car up to 47 miles per hour. In fact, that’s the highest possible speed of any hybrid vehicle in the electric mode. Ford also offers 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty.

The hybrid vehicle also has Regenerative Braking which helps to recharge the battery pack. For example, when you apply the brakes in a conventional vehicle, the energy is lost due to friction. During braking in Milan, the electric motor captures 94 percent of this energy that is normally lost and sends it back to the battery pack to be stored for later use.

Milan also handles the roadway using Ford’s new Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) technology. If the roadway is gravel or web, the Intelligent AWD can help provide proper traction. The AWD features are automatic and will respond instantly depending on road conditions.

The quality of the ride is responsive and smooth. The Mercury Milan has a double-wishbone independent front suspension with a stabilizer bar, a design commonly found in top-of-the-line sports and luxury cars. The flexibility of the multi-link independent rear suspension is designed to deliver excellent ride quality and handling capability.