Ford B Max

The Ford B Max is a Romanian built small MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) built on the excellent Fiesta platform which replaces the very dated Fusion, but don’t think this is a small car, you will be amazed at the space on offer. The B Max has a new trick up its sleeve to offer the ever demanding car buying public, as well as having rear sliding doors (which we are a great fan of) it is also has no pillars between the front and rear doors, now before you start worrying about safety and the car folding up like wet cardboard box, Ford are clever enough to think of this and the pillars are actually in the closed doors so the car has gained a 5 star Euro NCAP rating, the top award.

 

The Ford B Max is in direct competition with the Vauxhall Meriva, which performs a door trick of its own, with rear hinged back doors and wide opening front doors, but the B Max has the edge on design in our eyes, for drivers with mobility problems this car could be a fantastic solution and we are sure it will become a very popular mobility car indeed.

The B-Max is available Zetec, Titanium Nav and Titanium X Nav trim, the Zetec offers all you really need with 15″ alloy wheels, parking sensors, LED running lights and front fogs, air conditioning, DAB digital radio / CD player, electric windows, heated front window, leather finished steering wheel and gearknob and electric door mirrors, the Titanium adds a bit of icing on the comfort cake with driver and rear armrests, electronic climate control, cruise control and 16″ spoked alloy wheels, the Titanium X adds heated front seats, a panoramic glass roof, keyless operation and privacy glass.

 

The Ford B Max is available with the excellent three cylinder 1.0 litre petrol engine, which not only offers excellent performance and economy (over 55 miles per gallon) but due to the fact this engine is very light it makes the car more balanced and handle even better.  An entry level 1.4 litre petrol engine is available as is a 1.6 litre petrol married to the powershift automatic gearbox which offers disappointing economy of 44 miles per gallon and a 0-62 time of 12 seconds,

The diesel engine, 1.5 litres 95bhp in size, offers excellent green credentials and astounding economy, 74.3 miles per gallon, while still able to reach 62 miles per hour from standstill in 13 seconds.

The B Max is a car you need to experience first hand, once you open the front and back doors and look at the space and accessibility you will be amazed, we were.  We are certain that a B Max clone might just be on the design boards of a few other car companies.

Spring Best Buy – Ford B Max 1.5 litre diesel (95 bhp) Titanium Nav Manual  –  £295 Advance Payment (£61.30 wpms)

Spring Best Buy – Ford B Max 1.6 litre petrol Titanium Nav Automatic  –  £145 Advance Payment (£60.29 wpms)