Ford DLD Engine - DLD-418

The Duratorq DLD-418 is a 1.8 L (1753 cc) intercooled common rail diesel engine. It is only a DLD by name, since it is completely unrelated to the 1.4/1.6 units, and is derived from Ford's own 1.8 8v Endura-D engine that saw service through the 1980s and 1990s. However, Ford considers it part of the DLD family, as evidenced by the official "DLD" name.

The Endura-D was heavily revised and updated with a variable-vane turbocharger and a Delphi high-pressure common rail injection system and relaunched in 2001 as the DuraTorq TDCi, with the original engine being rebadged 'DuraTorq TDDi'.

The output of the original 2001 unit is 85 kW (113 hp) at 3800 rpm and 250 N·m (184 lb·ft) at 1850 rpm. In August 2002, a version appeared in the Ford Focus with reduced power, producing 74 kW (98 hp) at 3850 rpm and 240 N·m (177 lb·ft) at 1750 rpm. Early 2005 saw the more powerful unit's torque boosted to 280 N·m (207 lb·ft) at 1900 rpm, with power remaining unchanged at 85 kW (113 hp).

The latest versions of the DLD-418 were released with the 2007 Ford Mondeo. One has an output of 74 kW (98 hp) at 3850 rpm and 280 N·m (207 lb·ft) at 1800 rpm. The more powerful variant has an output of 92 kW (123 hp) at 3700 rpm and 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) at 1800 rpm.

Applications:

  • 115 PS (113 hp/85 kW) and 184 lb·ft (250 N·m):
  • 100 PS (98 hp/74 kW) and 177 lb·ft (240 N·m):
    • 2002–2004 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi 100PS
  • 115 PS (113 hp/85 kW) and 207 lb·ft (280 N·m):
    • 2005–2011 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi 115PS
    • 2005–2010 Ford Focus C-MAX 1.8 TDCi 115PS
  • 100 PS (98 hp/74 kW) and 207 lb·ft (280 N·m):
    • 2006–2012 Ford Galaxy 1.8 TDCi 100PS
    • 2007–2012 Ford Mondeo 1.8 TDCi 100PS
  • 125 PS (123 hp/92 kW) and 236 lb·ft (320 N·m):
    • 2006–2012 Ford Galaxy 1.8 TDCi 125PS
    • 2006–2012 Ford S-MAX 1.8 TDCi 125PS
    • 2007–2012 Ford Mondeo 1.8 TDCi 125PS

See also: DLD-418 Range Leaflet

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