Ford’s UK division has put a price tag on the Romanian-made B-MAX. Starting from 12,995 pounds, the baby MPV is scheduled to hit the dealerships this September. Clients will have the possibility of opting for the small three-cylinder, 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, along with other beefier engines as well, such as the 1.4- and 1.6-liter gasoline units, as well as more frugal 1.5- and 1.6-liter Duratorq diesels. The all-new B-MAX is offered with a choice of three trim levels: entry-level Studio, mid-range Zetec and top-spec Titanium. All the engines come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, except for the aforementioned 1.6-liter power unit that is linked to the company’s 6-speed Powershift automatic transmission.
With the 3-cylinder, 1.0-liter unit, the Ford B-MAX is capable of returning 55.4 mpg UK or 57.7 mpg UK for the units that have the stop/start system. It has CO2 emissions of 119 g/km or 114 g/km, respectively. Clients will probably prefer the most frugal version of the baby MPV that has the previously mentioned 1.6-liter Duratorq TDCi, managing to return 70.6 mpg, with CO2 emissions of only 104 g/km. It is important to mention that this power unit is available only for the B-MAX Titanium.
The entry-level version comes equipped with DAB, fold-flat passenger seat and the “one hand one motion” fold rear seats. Moving up the range to the Zetec versions, these begin from 15,600 pounds and come with LED daytime running lights, 15-inch alloy wheels, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, along with chrome touches to the window and grille surrounds. The high-end B-MAX Titanium is offered with 16-inch alloys, a better sound system with multi-function display, rain-sensing lights and windscreen wipers, along with a cruise control system.