B-Max Technical Specification
The B-MAX is available with an extensive range of advanced petrol and diesel engines and a choice of gearbox types. But there is one new option that stands out for delivering exceptional power and torque for its size, along with impressive fuel economy - the EcoBoost 1.0 litre petrol engine.
New highly-advanced EcoBoost petrol engine
The B-MAX is available with a revolutionary 1.0 litre engine which, at 100PS or 120PS, delivers the power of a 1.6 litre. Yet it still manages to consume 20% less fuel than other equivalent petrol engines. In fact, its fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures are more like a diesel’s.
To achieve this, it has been fundamentally re-engineered – a faster engine warm-up time and reduced friction are just a couple of improvements. As well as its power and economy, you’ll enjoy its unique sound and sporty feel. Alongside the new EcoBoost engine, the B-MAX is available with the entry level 1.4 litre Duratec engine, producing 90 PS, and the 1.6 Ti-VCT - a smooth, efficient option producing 105 PS with PowerShift gearbox.
Two diesel engines which deliver superior efficiency
The efficient 1.6 TDCi, produces 95 PS and achieves a class-leading 4.0l/100km and brings C02 emission levels to just 104g/km. Alternatively, the economical 1.5 TDCi produces 75 PS and keeps fuel consumption at a low level of 4.1l/100km and brings C02 emission levels to just 109g/km.
Economical 5-speed manual gearbox
Both the diesel engines, the 1.4 Duratec petrol and the 1.0 litre EcoBoost come with a slick-shifting 5-speed manual transmission, carefully adjusted to match the characteristics of each engine.
Ultra-smooth, efficient automatic gearbox
The 1.6 litre TI-VCT petrol engine comes with the PowerShift gearbox. Combining the convenience of an automatic with the control of a manual, this six-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox pre-selects the next gear for you, so you don’t lose any power when you change. Its lightning fast, seamless gear changes not only make driving smoother and more pleasurable, but also help save fuel and lower CO2 emissions compared to a traditional automatic.
B-Max Key Features
The B-MAX is equipped with advanced driving technologies to help you with virtually every aspect of driving. Some features may be at extra cost.
The B-MAX brakes for you, to avoid low speed collisions
The innovative Active City Stop helps you soften, or even avoid, a collision in slow-moving traffic or at speeds up to 19 mph. If the system detects the car in front has unexpectedly stopped, it automatically applies the brakes.
Extra control during hill starts
Hill Start Assist stops you rolling backwards when making a hill start. The system works by maintaining pressure to the braking system for an extra 2.5 seconds, giving you more time and control as you move your foot from brake pedal to accelerator. It’s also useful when you’re stopping and starting on slippery surfaces. Hill Start Assist is available with most engine options.
Easier reversing with a Rear View Camera
Bollards, low walls, kids playing… the Rear View Camera shows whatever’s behind you on a screen built into the display on your dashboard. As well as showing you things you might miss, it helps you park, by displaying virtual lines to guide you into the smallest space. For added convenience, the Rear View Camera activates automatically when you select reverse gear.
Sensors that take the stress out of parking
Optional Parking Distance Sensors help you judge the distance between your car and an obstacle, in front or behind you. They set off an audible warning that intensifies, the closer you get. The feature is designed to help you park quickly and confidently.
Maximum grip for greater control
Torque Vectoring Control reacts to the road surface 100 times per second. Using this information, it repeatedly balances the amount of power and braking delivered to each of the two front wheels. This maximises grip and sharpens handling, helping you round corners and over undulations in the road. Torque Vectoring Control is a cutting-edge technology that comes as standard.
Power-assisted steering that uses less power
The B-MAX has electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) that automatically adjusts to suit the situation. So if you’re driving in the city, at low speeds, or parking, the system makes wheel turns feel lighter and easier to give you greater manoeuvrability. And at higher speeds (on the motorway, for example) it will make the steering firmer to give you greater control and confidence. This innovative EPAS only activates when needed, so it uses less energy, further improving fuel economy.
Cruise control makes longer drives more relaxed
If you’re on the motorway, you can set the speed, using steering wheel-mounted toggles. The system then maintains that speed, so there’s no need to keep your foot on the accelerator. To go faster or slower, you simply use the same manual controls.
Use less fuel with Auto-Start-Stop
The B-MAX has an auto-start-stop for EcoBoost engines which means the system will automatically shut down when the vehicle is idle, at a red light for example. When the driver is ready to move off the engine will restart, convenient and fuel efficient. With 114grams, the B-Max has a Best In Class level of CO2 emissions and a Best in Class Fuel efficiency of 4.9l 100/km.