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The new Ford B-Max is offered with the choice of five engines, including Ford's new three-cylinder Ecoboost unit
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13 August 2012

The new Ford B-Max baby MPV will cost from £12,995 when it goes on sale in the UK in September.

Ford's 1.0-litre, three-cylinder Ecoboost unit will be offered alongside 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrols, plus 1.5 and 1.6-litre Duratorq diesels and buyers can choose between three specification levels, including Studio, Zetec and Titanium.

With exception of the 1.6-litre petrol car, all engine variants of the B-Max are mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The 1.6 variant drives the car's power through Ford's six-speed Powershift automatic 'box.    

Ford’s new 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine (first used in the Ford Focus) returns a claimed fuel economy figure off 55.4mpg (57.7mpg on stop-start-equipped models) and emits 119g/km and 114g/km CO2 respectively.

The cleanest and most economical B-Max model – the 1.6 Duratorq TDCi – achieves a claimed economy figure of 70.6mpg and emits 104g/km CO2. This engine variant is available on top-spec Titanium models only.

As standard, the Ford B-Max is equipped with a fold-flat passenger seat, 'one hand one motion' fold flat rear seats and a DAB.

Mid-spec Zetec models are priced from £15,600 and feature 15-inch alloys, LED daytime running lights, chrome touches to the B-Max’s window and grille surrounds and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearknob.

Flagship Titanium B-Max cars add 16-inch alloys, cruise control, rain-sensing lights and windscreen wipers and an uprated stereo with multi-function display.

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petegeoff 14 August 2012

Beauty & all that!

This new model looks like lots of cars out now. Very similar styling. Just depends what takes a person's fancy. No doubt many will like it. Regards. 

deltaboy 14 August 2012

b max

Ford really seem to have gone further off form with each new interpretation of their kinetic design language . The C MAX is a very unbalanced fussy design in my opinion , and  now this B MAX just amplifies all thats wrong with it ....... being a smaller package just seems to highlight its bad points . Seen one running round near local dealer here in Spain .... looks no better in the metal , dumpy and multi pillared ... and as already poimted out ........ the gaping mouth does it no favours whatsoever . So  so far away from designs of a few years ago such as the S MAX.

 

 

 

Lortaybill 14 August 2012

Ford Bmax

I think it's wise to wait for the crash test results before buying this car. The rear seat doesn't look all that accessible to me. The sliding door needs to open another 30 cms or so. I think a standard door would be more appealing. I wonder if the body is stiff enough to stop the body creaking as you drive up a driveway ramp at an angle, such that the wheels are at different heights?

Lee23404 14 August 2012

Lortaybill wrote: I think

Lortaybill wrote:

I think it's wise to wait for the crash test results before buying this car. The rear seat doesn't look all that accessible to me. The sliding door needs to open another 30 cms or so. I think a standard door would be more appealing. I wonder if the body is stiff enough to stop the body creaking as you drive up a driveway ramp at an angle, such that the wheels are at different heights?

I'm sure it will do just fine in crash tests, Ford will have seen to that. But in a slightly more severe, real life accident, particularly a side impact, I wouldn't want my kids to be in it.

Agree with you on the rear seats, as somebody with two young kids you need better access to the seats than that.

Geetee40 14 August 2012

Ford have already done this

Ford have already done this and did it publically

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk3T8Na4LvM 

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