New Ford B-Max

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New Ford B-Max

FORD B-MAX

The Ford B-MAX has been developed especially for the urban driver. While compact in size, its ingenious, easy-access door system gives you a 1.5m wide aperture to a spacious and refined interior.

Alongside its unique design, the B-MAX has a multitude of technologies to make driving easier, more enjoyable and more efficient. For example, Active City Stop* helps prevent collisions in slow-moving traffic, by automatically braking for you, if necessary. With Ford SYNC®* you can control your music and phone, with simple voice commands – SYNC® can even read out your text messages. A revolutionary 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol engine delivers the power of a 1.6, with outstanding fuel economy.

Ford B-Max price starting from just £16,145 and available to buy from Underwoods - Ford Main Dealer in Tiptree, Essex.

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Ford B-Max Side Parked

DRIVING & TECHNOLOGY

The B-MAX is equipped with advanced driving technologies to help you with virtually every aspect of driving.

The B-MAX brakes for you, to avoid low speed collisions
The innovative Active City Stop helps you soften, or even avoid, a collision in slow-moving traffic or at speeds up to 19 mph. If the system detects the car in front has unexpectedly stopped, it automatically applies the brakes.

Easier reversing with a Rear View Camera
Bollards, low walls, kids playing… the Rear View Camera shows whatever’s behind you on a screen built into the display on your dashboard. As well as showing you things you might miss, it helps you park, by displaying virtual lines to guide you into the smallest space. For added convenience, the Rear View Camera activates automatically when you select reverse gear.

Sensors that take the stress out of parking
Optional Parking Distance Sensors help you judge the distance between your car and an obstacle, in front or behind you. They set off an audible warning that intensifies, the closer you get. The feature is designed to help you park quickly and confidently.

Power-assisted steering that uses less power
The B-MAX has electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) that automatically adjusts to suit the situation. So if you’re driving in the city, at low speeds, or parking, the system makes wheel turns feel lighter and easier to give you greater manoeuvrability. And at higher speeds (on the motorway, for example) it will make the steering firmer to give you greater control and confidence. This innovative EPAS only activates when needed, so it uses less energy, further improving fuel economy

Use less fuel with Auto-Start-Stop
The B-MAX has an auto-start-stop for EcoBoost engines which means the system will automatically shut down when the vehicle is idle, at a red light for example. When the driver is ready to move off the engine will restart, convenient and fuel efficient. With 114grams, the B-Max has a Best In Class level of CO2 emissions and a Best in Class Fuel efficiency of 4.9l 100/km.

Unrivalled Access with the Ford Easy Access Door System
Opening the front and sliding rear doors gives you an unobstructed 1.5m wide aperture on each side, making it easier to get in and get out. B-MAX’s unique system achieves this by cleverly concealing its central strengthening pillar within the doors, rather than having it fixed into the body side.

Panoramic roof for a brighter, more spacious feel
The B-MAX has a panoramic roof, which lets natural light flood in, making the cabin seem even more spacious. It also gives your passengers a great view of the sky and scenery outside. The roof’s solar-reflective coating prevents you getting too hot. If necessary, you can use the integrated blind to keep out all the sun’s rays.

Set a temperature to suit you
With optional Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC) you just select the exact interior temperature you like and the system maintains it with advanced air conditioning.

Night-time lighting to suit your mood
Ambient lighting lets you add a subtle and sophisticated red tone to the car interior at night. The light comes from the overhead console, centre console and foot well area.

Extra comfort with adjustable, heated seats
Whatever the conditions outside, you can be comfortable in a B-MAX. You can choose optional heated front seats, to keep you warm even in the winter. And, to make sure everyone is in the most relaxed position for travel.

New Ford SYNC. Advanced hands-free technology
With Ford SYNC, you can control your music and make and receive calls on your mobile, simply by using your voice. Ford SYNC will even read aloud any text messages you receive while driving. Which means you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

Ford SYNC can stream music, recognises songs and gives you access to all your playlists
As well as playing your songs from a USB or MP3, or even stream music from a Bluetooth-compatible mobile phone, this advanced Ford SYNC system can name a song or artist that is playing.

Add new Ford SYNC functions as they’re available
You can stay up-to-date by downloading Ford SYNC upgrades whenever they’re released. For example, Emergency Assistance is coming soon: a feature that automatically uses your mobile phone to call the emergency services, if it detects you’ve had an accident. Emergency Assistance won ‘Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive Transport or Utilities’ at the 2012 Global Mobile Awards.

In addition, AppLink, which lets you access and control Android, Blackberry and iPhone apps using voice commands, is also on its way.

A seating system you can reconfigure to suit
You can create a large load space by folding down the rear seats – and you only need to use one hand. Simply pull a handle in the rear seat back and lower the two sections (in a 60/40 split) individually. You can also fold down the front passenger seat, a feature unique to the B-MAX. This gives you the longest possible space, accommodating loads of up to 2.35m in length.

Adjust the boot floor according to your load
The B-MAX has an Adjustable Load Floor, which you can fit in two positions: either low on the boot floor to create a deeper boot space for taller loads, or flush with the cabin floor (122mm higher)
The latter gives a flat load space with an area beneath, where delicate or valuable items can be stowed, protected and hidden from view. Even in the higher position, the floor can take a 300kg load.

Key-free means hassle-free
The Ford KeyFree System lets you lock and unlock your car, without having to take your key out of your pocket or bag. Ideal when you’ve got your hands full.

Start your car with the touch of a button
There’s no need to use your key. Simply push the Ford Power Starter Button while holding the clutch down (or brake pedal on an automatic) and the engine fires into life.

Wipers that automatically adjust to the rain
Rain-sensing wipers spring into action the instant they detect moisture on your windscreen, then adjust their speed to deal with whatever the weather throws at you. You can even choose from six sensitivity levels, which determine how much moisture builds up before the wipers clear it. Rain-sensing wipers are available as an option with auto-headlights (see below).

Door mirrors that protect themselves from damage
To avoid accidental damage, optional electric power-foldable mirrors automatically fold inwards when the car is locked (or of course, when you use the mirror adjustment switch). Tucked back, they also protect the stylish integrated indicators.

The B-MAX lights your way to your door
When you arrive home at night, you just flash the left stalk and the B-MAX’s Home Safe headlights will stay on for a while, lighting the way to your front door. Which means no more tripping over unseen obstacles in the dark. The feature is standard across the whole range

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PERFORMANCE & EFFICIENCY

In conjunction with its range of highly efficient petrol and diesel engines, the B-MAX has a number of advanced features designed to enhance fuel economy.

Use up to 10% less fuel with Auto-Start-Stop
When the B-MAX is stationary, such as at traffic lights or idling in a queue, this technology automatically switches off the engine (while still supplying power to essentials like the fan, headlights and radio). Then it restarts, the moment you're ready to move. It's ideal if you do most of your driving in town, as it can cut your fuel consumption by 10% (urban cycle) or by 5% in mixed driving conditions.

A more economical way to re-charge your battery
Unlike conventional systems, Smart Regenerative Charging only charges the battery when it needs it, and when it’s most economical to do so. For instance, when you’re braking, the technology converts the force used into electrical energy, to help re-charge the battery while you're on the move. This can help save fuel and reduce emissions.

Shift Indicator for fuel-efficient gear changes
A light on the instrument panel tells you when to change gear for maximum fuel efficiency. It’s a simple but effective way to help make every journey more economical. Shift Indicator is available with most engine options.

A smart information system to help you drive more efficiently
The innovative Ford Eco Mode system continually assesses the effects of your driving behaviour on your fuel consumption, including: speed, gear shifting, anticipation levels, plus the proportion of short to long trips. Smart software then advises you on how to improve your fuel economy, according to your unique driving style.

The range of engines and gearboxes available on the B-MAX lets you choose your own combination of power and efficiency. Highlights include the new 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol engine, which offers the power of a 1.6 with outstanding fuel economy, and the enhanced 1.6 TDCi diesel.

The B-MAX is also equipped with several smart features to further enhance the performance and efficiency of its engines. To get all the information on the car’s performance, economy and efficiency levels, take a look at our Facts and Figures section.

Discover how today’s diesel engines are the cleanest in history, playing a vital role in helping to reduce CO2 emissions.

POWER
The B-MAX is available with an extensive range of advanced petrol and diesel engines and a choice of gearbox types. But there is one new option that stands out for delivering exceptional power and torque for its size, along with impressive fuel economy – the EcoBoost 1.0 litre petrol engine.

New highly-advanced EcoBoost petrol engine
The B-MAX is available with a revolutionary 1.0 litre engine which, at 100PS, 120PS & the now new 125PS, delivers the power of a 1.6 litre. Yet it still manages to consume 20% less fuel than other equivalent petrol engines. In fact, its fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures are more like a diesel’s.

To achieve this, it has been fundamentally re-engineered – a faster engine warm-up time and reduced friction are just a couple of improvements. As well as its power and economy, you’ll enjoy its unique sound and sporty feel.

Alongside the new EcoBoost engine, the B-MAX is available with the entry level 1.4 litre Duratec engine, producing 90 PS, and the 1.6 Ti-VCT – a smooth, efficient option producing 105 PS with PowerShift gearbox.

Two diesel engines which deliver superior efficiency
The efficient 1.6 TDCi, produces 95 PS and achieves a class-leading 4.0l/100km and brings C02 emission levels to just 104g/km. Alternatively, the economical 1.5 TDCi produces 75 PS and keeps fuel consumption at a low level of 4.1l/100km and brings C02 emission levels to just 109g/km.

Economical 5-speed manual gearbox
Both the diesel engines, the 1.4 Duratec petrol and the 1.0 litre EcoBoost come with a slick-shifting 5-speed manual transmission, carefully adjusted to match the characteristics of each engine.

Ultra-smooth, efficient automatic gearbox
The 1.6 litre TI-VCT petrol engine comes with the PowerShift gearbox. Combining the convenience of an automatic with the control of a manual, this six-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox pre-selects the next gear for you, so you don’t lose any power when you change. Its lightning fast, seamless gear changes not only make driving smoother and more pleasurable, but also help save fuel and lower CO2 emissions compared to a traditional automatic.

Ford B-Max Sony Radio CD Player
Ford B-Max folding front seats
Ford B-Max steering wheel controls
Ford B-Max sliding door large boot

SAFETY & SECURITY

The B-MAX has achieved excellent ratings in safety under the new more stringent Euro NCAP test due to its host of advanced safety features. The vehicle’s security features are equally advanced, including Global Closing, with which you can open and close all the doors and electric windows remotely, using your key. (Thatcham category 1 alarm available with certain option packs).

Thanks to its double lock feature, if a thief manages to get into the B-MAX by breaking a window, they will still be unable to unlock the doors from the inside. There are a huge variety of ways that the B-MAX can help you stay safe on the road.

A Euro NCAP Advanced reward, for keeping you safe
Ford SYNC® with Emergency Assistance and Active City Stop have both received a Euro NCAP Advanced reward: the highest given by Europe's leading independent safety organisation. The reward recognises only the most advanced avoidance, crash and post-crash technologies available in a car. And it's a measure of Ford's commitment to safety that across our range, we've now received a total of seven Euro NCAP Advanced rewards, all for innovations designed to protect you.

The B-MAX has been awarded the highest possible five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP, scoring particularly highly for overall and adult protection. Both front and rear passengers benefit from seven airbags and the Ultra-high-strength steel as well as the front-end have been carefully engineered for optimised pedestrian protection. Only vehicles offering all-round protection can be awarded a five-star rating and Ford B-MAX has achieved this through outstanding engineering, innovative design and smart technologies.

The B-MAX brakes for you, to avoid low speed collisions
The innovative Active City Stop helps you soften, or even avoid, a collision in slow-moving traffic or at speeds up to 19 mph. If the system detects the car in front has unexpectedly stopped, it automatically applies the brakes.

An early warning if a tyre is going flat
If any of your tyres starts to lose pressure during your journey, the Deflation Detection System will warn you immediately, by lighting up an icon on the instrument panel. That way, you’ve the chance to stop safely and fix the problem.

Specially strengthened body shell
The car’s body has been specially strengthened in key areas, to offset the removal of the traditional central pillar (B-pillar) in the easy-access door system. This is because the B-MAX has its B-pillar integrated into the doors themselves. Ford safety engineers even devised their own additional impact test, to ensure the B-MAX meets the highest safety standards.

Coordinated safety systems activate in a split-second
The B-MAX is equipped with an advanced Intelligent Protection System (IPS), which coordinates a series of safety systems to offer maximum protection for you and your passengers.
As well as the rigid, impact-absorbing bodyshell, there is advanced seat and seat belt technology, to reduce the chance of injury in the event of an accident.

ESP helps you stay in control whatever the conditions
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) constantly monitors your vehicle’s progress. It senses any deviations from your chosen driving line, such as if you start to skid, and automatically corrects your road position, helping you keep control of the car. The technology also helps reduce stopping distances in an emergency.

Advanced systems for more controlled braking
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) combine to ensure that your braking is more controlled.
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) also helps the B-MAX achieve maximum braking effectiveness in an emergency situation. The system works by sensing how much pressure you’ve applied to the brake yourself and automatically increasing it, if necessary.(Integrated into ESP.)

Airbags to shield you from all angles
In addition to the driver and passenger front airbags, there are side airbags with thorax protection and curtain airbags with head protection. There’s even an airbag to protect the driver’s knees.

If for any reason you want your airbag switched off, for example a baby or toddler is travelling in a rear-facing seat, the B-MAX has made this very easy for you. By the flick of a switch the passenger airbag can be deactivated which is then shown by a light in the instrument cluster to provide a useful reminder.

A rear-view mirror that stops you being dazzled
Night driving is easier if you’re not constantly dazzled by the lights of the vehicles behind. The innovative auto-dimming rear-view mirror automatically detects headlight glare and switches to a dimmed setting.

Worry-free car sharing with MyKey®
This new technology lets you set the maximum speed limit, set a seatbelt reminder and even control the volume of the audio system if you want to. Designed to give you peace of mind if you’ve lent your B-MAX to a friend or family member, Ford MyKey® is easy to use. Just insert a key into the ignition, start the car then follow simple instructions to programme the restrictions you want to set for that key: the Ford MyKey®. You can keep the unrestricted ‘admin’ key yourself and even have more than one of both if you want.

Brighter headlights for safer night driving
Halogen Projector Headlights produce brighter, more intense and more penetrating light, so you can see (and be seen) better and ultimately drive more safely. LED daytime running lights are fitted with the Halogen Projector Headlights to help you stand out more on the road.

SECURITY
The B-MAX has some ingenious ways of keep itself from falling into the wrong hands.

The convenient way to secure your car
With Global Closing, you can open and close all the doors and electric windows remotely, using your key.

The double lock feature prevents an intruder from unlocking the doors from the inside, and also includes a Thatcham category 1 alarm system.

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Ford B-Max spacious sliding doors


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