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New Ford B-MAX Achieves Best-In-Class Fuel Economy

The all-new Ford B-MAX – the versatile multi-activity vehicle debuting this year -- sets a new standard in its class for fuel economy and CO2 emissions with Ford’s latest petrol and diesel engines.

The new B-MAX powered by 1.6-liter TDCi delivers 104 g/km CO2 emissions and 4.0 l/100km (70.6mpg). This compares to between 109 and 119 g/km CO2 and between 4.1 and 4.6 l/100km from competing multi-activity vehicles on the market.

The B-MAX with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine (120PS) will offer 114g/km CO2 emissions and fuel economy of 4.9l/100km (57.6mpg). Customers could save roughly €340* per year compared with B-MAX’s petrol rivals, which trail behind with 134-149g/km CO2 emissions and 5.7l-6.4l/100km fuel consumption.

“Our goal with B-MAX was to redefine the segment through technology and ingenuity – and that includes delivering the very best fuel economy,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe.

The B-MAX features a range of technologies which reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. These include Auto-Start-Stop, which automatically shuts down the engine when the vehicle is at idle; the Ford Eco Mode driver information system, which helps drivers adopt a more economical driving style; Gear Shift Indicator, to highlight the most efficient gear changing points; and Smart Regenerative Charging, which charges the battery at the most economical points in a journey.

Bringing the B-MAX to production demanded a new approach to door construction, which has resulted in wide-open access for drivers, passengers and luggage; with the center pillars integrated into the doors themselves. The B-MAX also will deliver superior craftsmanship and high quality materials rarely found on an affordable compact car, together with flexible-seating and class-leading load-space.

The all-new B-MAX will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month and go on sale across Europe later this year.

Editor’s notes:

1. Ford B-MAX comparisons against selected competition:

PETROL MODELS (>100PS):

MODEL

CO2 (G/KM)

FUEL CONSUMPTION (L/100KM)

Ford B-MAX 1.0 EcoBoost S/S (120PS)

114

4.9

Opel Meriva 1.4 ecoFLEX S/S (120PS)

134

5.7

Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 VTi 120 (120PS)

149

6.4

Renault Grand Modus 1.2 TCe 100 (103PS)

139

6.0

DIESEL MODELS (>85PS):

MODEL

CO2 (G/KM)

FUEL CONSUMPTION (L/100KM)

Ford B-MAX 1.6 TDCi

(95PS)

104

4.0

Opel Meriva 1.3 CDTi ecoFLEX S/S (95PS)

109

4.1

Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 HDi 90 (92PS)

119

4.6

Renault Grand Modus 1.5 dCi 90 eco2 (88PS)

107

4.1

* Fuel cost information calculated on 15,000km annual mileage using official combined fuel consumption, petrol cost €1.55/liter. 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.

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