Ford B-MAX 2013Posted on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 in Ford.
The brand new Ford B-MAX, revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, includes a winning mixture of unique design, incomparable economy and what is considered the most advanced small vehicle technology in Europe.
The brand new model also accomplishes class-leading gas mileage and also the cheapest CO2 pollutants for gas and diesel engines.
The new Ford B-MAX may be the first European vehicle to provide SYNC, Ford’s voice-triggered, in-vehicle connectivity system featuring Emergency Assistance, which is made to assist residents to put a call towards the emergency services in case of an accident.
According to Ford’s global B-vehicle platform – distributed to the highly effective new Fiesta – the B-MAX is definitely the company’s vision for any premium compact multi-activity vehicle (MAV), mixing outstanding space and flexibility inside a wise and classy exterior.
Ford’s global small vehicle vehicle line director Joerg Beyer stated, “The B-MAX is filled with innovative thinking, from the unique door concept, towards the advanced 1.-litre EcoBoost engine towards the effective SYNC voice control system. Clients searching for a concise and versatile vehicle are in possession of a thrilling new choice.”
The Ford B-MAX is simply over 4 metres long, only 11cm more than the Fiesta five-door along with a full 32cm shorter compared to new C-MAX perfectly placing it to satisfy the short-growing interest in cut down cars, suitable for stuffed up urban conditions without coming to a compromise on interior space or passenger comfort.
The Ford B-MAX combines the Ford Quick Access Door System having a flexible and simple-to-use seating system. The 60/40 split rear seats could be folded flat having a simple ‘one-hands, one-motion’ mechanism. The leading passenger chair may also be folded, creating a comprehensive flat load floor from front to rear, able to ingesting extremely lengthy loads calculating as much as 2.35 metres long.
The generous access causes it to be particularly easy to load bulky products with the side doorways, for example flat-pack furniture or perhaps a bicycle. A variable load floor within the boot produces a set load space once the rear seats are decreased, with room underneath for valuable products to become hidden from view.
Motorists take advantage of a greater ‘command’ seating position within the Ford B-MAX, whose overall vehicle height is 12cm taller compared to Fiesta. This considerably enhances rear chair legroom and headroom.
The Ford B-MAX brings new standards of fuel efficiency towards the compact MAV class with Ford’s latest gas and diesel powertrains outfitted with low-CO2 ECOnetic Technologies.
The gas engine line-up is brought through the three-cylinder 1.-litre Ford EcoBoost gas engine, obtainable in 100PS and 120PS versions. Outfitted using the Ford Auto-Start-Stop system as standard, the 120PS EcoBoost engine accomplishes class-leading CO2 pollutants of 114g/km and fuel use of 4.9l/100km (57.6mpg). Other gas engine options range from the 90PS 1.4-litre Duratec unit, or even the 105PS 1.6-litre Duratec engine that is combined with Ford’s high-efficiency PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission with advanced dual clutch technology.
Ford B-MAX can be obtained with a range of two Duratorq TDCi diesel engines each offering best-in-class fuel efficiency. The 95PS 1.6-litre engine provides CO2 pollutants of 104g/km and fuel use of 4.0l/100km (70.6mpg). The 75PS 1.5-litre diesel, carefully based on the 1.6-litre engine, seems the very first time in Ford’s European range of products. It accomplishes CO2 pollutants of 109g/km and fuel use of 4.1l/100km (68.9mpg).