- Ford’s new B-MAX compact multi-activity vehicle delivers the best fuel economy in its class in both the diesel and petrol categories
- Award-winning 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost 120PS petrol engine achieves 15 per cent lower fuel consumption than closest competitor1
The B-MAX is equipped with the new 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine recently named the 2012 “International Engine of the Year” and is also available with the 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel which delivers best-in-class CO2 emissions of 104g/km.
Ford’s global small car vehicle line director Nick Collins said: “B-MAX will prove a real winner at the pumps, with the thriftiest engines in its class. And petrol buyers are in for a real treat, with the new 1.0-litre EcoBoost delivering a fun-filled drive along with remarkable fuel efficiency.”
Class-leading petrol and diesel engine range
The B-MAX brings new standards of fuel efficiency to the compact multi-activity vehicle class with Ford’s latest petrol and diesel powertrains equipped with low-CO2 ECOnetic Technology.
The 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine is available in 100PS and 120PS versions and uses the latest engine technologies to deliver the power of a larger capacity engine with the fuel efficiency of a much smaller unit.
Equipped with the Ford Auto-Start-Stop system as standard, the 120PS EcoBoost engine achieves class-leading CO2 emissions of 114g/km and fuel consumption of 57.7mpg – 15 per cent lower than the closest petrol competitor.
Other petrol engine options include the 90PS 1.4-litre Duratec, and the 105PS 1.6-litre Duratec engine which is paired with Ford’s high-efficiency PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission with advanced dual clutch technology.
B-MAX is available with a choice of two Duratorq TDCi diesel engines. The 95PS 1.6-litre engine delivers best-in-class CO2 emissions of 104g/km and fuel consumption of 70.6mpg.
The 75PS 1.5-litre diesel, closely derived from the 1.6-litre engine, appears for the first time in Ford’s European product range. It achieves CO2 emissions of 109g/km and fuel consumption of 68.9mpg.
Low CO2 features minimise fuel consumption
Ford engineers have minimised fuel consumption on the B-MAX with an optimised design which features the latest low-CO2 ECOnetic Technologies, including:
- Electric Power Assisted Steering, which requires less energy than hydraulic power assisted steering systems
- Gear Shift Indicator to highlight the most efficient gear changing points
- Ford Eco Mode driver information system which helps drivers adopt a more economical driving style
- Smart Regenerative Charging, which charges the battery at the most economical point in a journey (on 1.0-litre EcoBoost and 1.5/1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi engines)
Engineers have also reduced consumption by minimising weight throughout the vehicle design, notably in the body and door structure which features 58 per cent high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels to ensure it is strong and rigid while remaining highly weight-efficient.
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2. All fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures in g/km are from officially approved tests in accordance with EC Directive 93/116/EC. Fuel economy figures quoted are based on the European Fuel Economy Directive EU 80/1268/EEC and will differ from fuel economy drive cycle results in other regions of the world.