Since we are getting closer to next month’s Geneva Motor Show, Ford wanted to share more details on its all-new B-MAX, and more specifically to brag about its fuel consumption and CO2 emission ratings, which the Blue Oval says bring it to the top of its class.
When equipped with the 1.6-liter TDI diesel that produces 95PS (94hp), the new B-MAX delivers 4.0 lt/100km (70.6mpg UK or 58.8mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 104g/km. This compares to between 109 and 119 g/km CO2 and between 4.1 and 4.6 lt/100km for the Ford model’s chief (diesel-powered) rivals, which include the Opel Meriva, Citroen C3 Picasso and Renault Modus.
The same goes for the petrol model – always according to Ford. With the new 120PS (118hp) 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine, the B-MAX will offer 114g/km CO2 emissions and fuel economy of 4.9lt/100km (57.6mpg UK or 48.0mpg US). It’s competitors return 134-149g/km CO2 emissions and 5.7lt-6.4lt/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 of Product Development for Ford of Europe.
Among other fuel-saving technologies employed by the B-MAX is the Auto-Start-Stop and the Smart Regenerative Charging, which is said to charge the battery at the most economical points during driving.
The B-MAX, which combines sliding rear doors with a pillarless design, will reach European showrooms later this year.