The new car starts at £12,995 in Studio trim with the 1.4-litre petrol engine, with Zetec models priced at £15,600 and the top-of-the-range Titanium specification from £17,595.
Posted on 03.04.2012
A key feature of the B-MAX is Ford's Easy Access Door System. It features conventional, hinged front doors and rear sliding doors. This integrates the traditional central pillar structure into the front and rear doors, rather than forming part of the bodyshell itself.
When both front and rear doors are open there is wide access to the interior, with a huge, clear aperture more than 1.5m wide. This is around twice the width offered by competitors with alternative door concepts and makes it significantly easier to enter or exit the rear seats, attend to children in child seats, or load and unload shopping.
Ford B-MAX's twin sliding rear doors also offer added benefits in crowded streets or narrow parking bays when access via hinged doors could be awkward. The front and rear doors can be opened completely independently, so the front or rear cabin can be accessed as required.
In Studio trim, the B-MAX is available with manual five-speed transmission and the 1.4-litre 90PS Duratec engine. Standard features include: body colour bumpers, adjustable load floor in luggage compartment, adjustable driver's seat, rake- and reach-adjustable steering wheel, fold flat front passenger seat, one hand one motion fold flat rear seats, electrically-operated door mirrors and one-touch windows, centre rear seat head restraint, remote central locking, Ford Easy Fuel capless refuelling system, low tyre pressure Deflation Detection System, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Intelligent protection System with front, side, knee and curtain airbags.
With the Zetec specification, buyers can choose from three petrol and one diesel engine including the new 1.5-litre TDCi and 1.0-litre 100PS EcoBoost. A choice of manual and automatic transmissions is also offered. All Zetec launch models will include Ford SYNC at no extra cost. The Standard features on Zetec, additional to Studio, include: 15-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, halogen headlights with LED day running lights, front fog lights, leather trimmed steering wheel and gearshift knob, interior ambient lighting, sunglasses holder, manual air conditioning, child observation mirror, heated windscreen, DAB digital radio/CD with AUX, USB connection and Bluetooth, fuel computer and Thatcham alarm.
In top spec Titanium trim, there is a choice of three petrol engines including 1.0-litre 120PS EcoBoost with stop/start and the 1.6-litre 95PS TDCi engine. Ford SYNC will be standard. Features additional to Zetec include: driver's and centre rear seat armrests, driver's seat adjustable lumbar support, cruise control, electronic automatic temperature control, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats, Ford Power Start Button, front and rear carpet floor mats, Sony DAB digital radio/CD, 16-inch 15-spoke alloy wheels and high gloss upper and lower grille surrounds.
The petrol engine line-up is led by the three-cylinder Ford EcoBoost petrol engine, available in 100PS and 120PS versions. 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 57.6mpg.
The all new Ford B-Max is available to order now, ahead of delivery in September, priced from £12,995 on-the-road.