Only hours before the B-MAX makes its first public appearance at the 2012 Geneva Auto Salon, Ford has published a new image gallery and some B-roll footage of its entry in the European small MPV segment.
The highlight of the Ford’s Opel Meriva rival is the unique door system that combines conventional, hinged front doors and rear sliding doors with the absence of a B-pillar.
The five-seater model launches in Europe with six engines, including the Blue Oval’s new 1.0-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder Ecoboost petrol available in 99hp (100PS) and 118hp (120PS) versions.
Equipped with an Auto-Start-Stop system as standard, the 120PS EcoBoost petrol unit returns a combined fuel consumption of 4.9lt/100km (57.6mpg UK or 48.0mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 114g/km.
Other petrol engine options include the 89hp (90PS) 1.4-litre Duratec unit and the 104hp (105PS) 1.6-litre Duratec engine which is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Those that prefer diesel engines there are two choices, a 94hp (95PS) 1.6-litre TDCi that returns a fuel consumption of 4.0lt/100km (70.6mpg UK or 58.8mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 104g/km, and a 74hp (75PS) 1.5-litre diesel that achieves CO2 emissions of 109g/km and fuel consumption of 4.1lt/100km (68.9mpg UK or 57.4mpg US).