Ford B-Max with its 1.0 Ecoboost engine is the ideal car for city driving, thanks to its particularly low fuel consumption. The 3-cylinder engine developed by Ford makes it possible to achieve the performance of a 1.6 petrol engine and at the same time the consumption of a diesel one: the value of this technology has been recognized for the third year in a row – a record – by a jury as Engine of the Year 2014, which has also assigned the recognition reserved for engines with less than a cubic liter.
Ford B-Max featires, its raised driving position and its small size – just 4.07 meters long and 1.75 wide – make it easy to get around in the city, but at the same time the intelligent use of space on board allows the roominess of a superior MPV. Five adults are fine aboard the B-Max, including a luggage compartment of 318 liters and the ability to recline the seats to make the most of the space inside.
The access to the cabin is facilitated by a technological solution called Easy Access Door System, which eliminates the B-pillar with no compromise on safety. The accessories that are also available include the Active City Stop, which automatically brakes thus reducing the consequences of rear-end collisions with a speed of up to 30 km / h and the Sync with recognition of voice commands to control the audio system and the devices connected via Bluetooth and USB. These make driving more fun and safer, allowing the driver to be more on control of his vehicle without getting too distracted.
The 1.0 Ecoboost engine is available on the B-Max in power levels from 100 to 125 hp with manual transmission and dual Powershift clutch. Even the version of 100 bhp (74 kW) makes driving a pleasure thanks to its brilliant performances: the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 13.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 175 km / h. Consumption are very low, with declared distances of 19.6 miles per gallon on the combined cycle. The Ford B-Max 1.0 Ecoboost version with 125 hp and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 11.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 189 km / h. The Ford B-Max 1.0 Ecoboost is available in base trim levels: Titanium, Business and Individual.