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The B-Max boasts strong, energy efficient diesel engines that produce low emissions. Wider-sliding door.Disadvantages:
Space, especially for larger families is at a premium, the B-Max might not have enough for them.Summary:
The B-Max with its compact size yet larger sliding side-door may become a welcome addition to those in need of a compact yet spacious five-door people carrier. Useful safety innovations and enhanced hands-free communication technology will certainly be a boon to the smaller family in need of a bit more space.(1) AutoeBid customer FORD B-MAX Reviews:12-March-2013 New FORD B-MAX Deals(1.0 EcoBoost 120 Titanium 5d)“
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The Ford B-Max is the soon-to-be released compact five-door people carrier from Ford.
The B-Max is brimming with innovation, the most significant being its B-pillarless structure. This allows for a completely open, more spacious cabin as well as a wider sliding side-door for easier access for those longer loads. The primary concern of using this pillar-less structure is a potential of weakening the chassis structure, thus reducing overall strength in the event of a side-impact.
The B-Max benefits from other Ford innovations such as the Active City Stop system that helps prevent collisions in slow-moving traffic, and the voice-activated SYNC communication system which allows hands-free control of all gadgets such as MP3, phones and satnav.
As is common with this type of vehicle the B-Max incorporates split-folding rear seats to further increase capacity. Combined with the pillar-less structure, unwieldy and larger loads should be less problematic – a boon for frequent Ikea visitors.
Ford's new 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, or one of a selection of diesels, that promises both low emissions and good fuel economy. The 120bhp version of the 1.0 engine offers up to 57mpg and CO2 emissions of just 114g/km.
The compact size of the B-Max, combined with the park-assist devices will mean that the B-Max should feel right at home in the city where parking can often be at a premium.
Although the B-Max has not been put through its paces by Euro NCAP, Ford is confident that even without the side pillar, the B-Max will receive the coveted five-star rating. The B-Max will be available to order in Summer 2012.