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Ford B-MAX 1.4 Zetec Silver Edition 5Dr Petrol Hatchback

Overview:

Mileage: 2
Trans: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Year: 17/17
Colour: Silver
Fuel Type: Petrol

Quote Reference Number: 0DF-514193

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Specification

Specification
Body Glass
Electric front and rear windows + one touch + global open/closing
Front intermittent wash wipers
Quickclear heated windscreen
Rear wiper
Privacy glass
Brakes
ESP
Emergency brake assist
ABS + traction control
Driver Aids
PAS
Driver Convenience
Easy fuel capless refuelling system
Driver Information
SYNC emergency assist and Ford SYNC Bluetooth connection with voice control and USB port
Trip computer
Driving Mirrors
Electric adjustable door mirrors
Body coloured door mirrors
Door mirror integrated indicators
Entertainment
MP3 connection
DAB radio/cd player
Aux-in socket
6 speakers
Remote audio controls on steering wheel
Exterior Body Features
Sliding rear side doors
Black roof and mirror caps
Black grille with chrome surround
Gloss black rear bumper insert
Body colour door handles
Body colour tailgate handle
Body colour bumpers with black rubbing strip
Chrome beltline
Metallic paint
Rear spoiler
Body colour rear spoiler
Chrome finish on upper door line
Exterior Lights
LED daytime running lights
Front fog lamps
Courtesy headlamp delay
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Air conditioning
Interior Features
Child observation mirror
Satin chrome interior door handles
New York cloth upholstery
Centre console with stowage tray/bottle holder/CD stowage/front and rear 12V power point
Tie down hooks
Rear tilting/removable parcel tray
Driver sunglasses holder
3 spoke leather steering wheel
Leather trimmed gearknob
Variable boot floor
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Extendable load floor
Interior Lights
Glovebox illumination
Ambient interior lighting
Courtesy lights with map reading light
Safety
Deflation detection system
MyKey system
Front side airbags
Warning triangle and first aid kit holder
Front and rear curtain airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Intelligent Protection System (IPS)
Drivers knee airbag
Front passenger airbag deactivation
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Driver and passenger airbags
Seats
Fold flat passenger and rear seat
60/40 split rear seat back
Map pocket on driver seat back
Isofix standard child seat restraint mounting
3 rear headrests
Front headrests
Height adjustable driver's seat
Security
Remote central double locking
Immobiliser
Locking wheel nuts
Wheels - Alloy
16" black alloy wheels

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Features

Manager Pic Graeme Dickens, General Manager
Key Features
"Now up for sale is our Ford B-MAX which is a car packed with innovation! Based on the fiesta it benefits from a higher seating position for extra comfort and visibility, but also comes equipped with pillar less rear sliding doors that offers ease of access that no other vehicle of its size can compete with, if you need a mid sized car with high levels of comfort, easy access for car seats with a family sized boot then this could be the ideal car. This ford approved PRE-REGISTERED car looks the part but also has thousands off list price, Call today to arrange a test drive."
Key Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Metallic Paint
  • Alloy Wheels
  • DAB Radio
  • Bluetooth
  • Parking Sensors
  • Heated Front Windscreen
  • Low Mileage
  • 1 Owner
  • Full Service History
  • CD Player
  • USB

Ten Second Review

Admittedly the Fusion never left particularly big shoes to fill, but the B-MAX, Ford's successor in the supermini MPV sector, is a good deal more progressive. Highlights include sliding side doors with no central pillar to impede entry and a great deal of technology under the bonnet, little of which is found in the entry-level 1.4-litre petrol variant we're testing here. But it's the only version that's really affordable. Let's try it.

Background

It's said that the car is the most recyclable consumer durable. But it's not just the metal that gets recycled in the car industry. Ideas appear, disappear and then reappear in a different form. Take this Ford B-MAX. Its makers will tell you that it's a fresh, novel take on the supermini-MPV genre and there's an element of truth in that. But it's also a car that leans heavily on other vehicles that went before it. There have been a few compact cars with sliding doors, Nissan's Prairie being a noteworthy contender and more recently, the Peugeot 1007. You might have noticed a common theme. None of them were any good. Neither, if we're completely honest, was the B-MAX's immediate successor, the Fusion. It drove pretty well but then so did a Fiesta. The Fusion offered precious little additional utility, had a grim interior and looked dull as well. The B-MAX is almost off to a win by default here before it's even turned a wheel. Just as Mercedes gets out of the short, high and clever compact MPV market with its A-Class, Ford has dived right in with this Romanian-built B-MAX. Perhaps it's a better fit with Ford's image than that of Mercedes, but do people want this sort of car? Let's take a closer look at it and figure that question out for ourselves at the wheel of the most affordable entry-level 1.4-litre petrol version.

Driving Experience

Two conflicting thoughts niggle at you before you get into the B-MAX for the first time. The first is that it's a small Ford. How can it fail to be impressive to drive? The second is the nagging reminder that no car in history with sliding side doors has ever driven well. It's a perfect unbroken form line of dismal ineptitude. You'd like to think that someone got angry at Ford, broke a couple of pencils, took his glasses off and shouted THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS! And you know what? It's really not bad. Visibility out of the front and sides is good but the front and rear dive out of sight quite quickly, so if unless you want to engage in Parisian parking tactics, you might well find it a good idea to invest in the camera pack which includes front and rear parking sensors. The driving position is halfway between what you'd expect in a typical supermini and that of a small SUV and the way the B-MAX tackles corners is similarly halfway between how typical superminis and little 4x4s handle. There's the grip of a supermini as you turn in, but then comes the body roll and there's quite a bit of it. It's not badly controlled by any means, and it lets you know precisely the point that you've tiptoed from 'making progress' to 'shortly about to have your other half use your full Christian name'. I tried the base 90PS 1.4-litre petrol version, an older Ford unit I wasn't expecting much from. Actually though, it's a very willing powerplant, making sixty from rest in 13.8s on the way to a top speed of 106mph, more than adequate for most potential buyers.

Design and Build

And this car's shape? Well, there are aspects that undoubtedly work effectively. Remember the big metallic strips on the sides of many MPVs where the door runners went? Ugly weren't they? Now try spotting them on this B-MAX. You just get a tiny little indent at the back. That should tell you a great deal about how wide these doors open. The so-called Easy Access system lives up to its billing. By doing away with the pillar between the front and back doors, Ford has created a car that's incredibly easy for anyone of any age to get in and out of. There are a couple of caveats. One is that the side impact beams on each end of the rear bench are a bit bulky, especially when you're trying to manhandle a child seat in. The other is the weight of the doors. There's an alarm fitted which lets you know if you're pulling away with the rear doors ajar, but should you brake suddenly, they'll fly forward and close with unstoppable momentum. Once inside, there's plenty of room - it's one of the best in its class for space. The acid test is whether a tall adult in the back can sit behind another in the front and there's really no great problem in that regard with the B-MAX. What's more you can get three adults in the back, but it'll be a bit cosy. The boot isn't huge as a consequence of prioritising the passenger cell, but you do get 318 litres of luggage space and the loading floor is a decent shape.

Market and Model

It's all very well for motoring journalists like me to tell you that the version of this B-MAX you should choose is the 1.0-litre petrol EcoBoost, but that car retails for well over £16,000, an awful lot of money for a compact family car, even if it's a very clever one. Buy your B-MAX in base 1.4-litre petrol form as tested here however, and the sticker figure is a far more acceptable-sounding £13,000 or so, if you choose the base 'Studio' variant. That is a little spartan though, so many buyers will want to shake their piggy banks a bit further to find the extra £2,600 that'll see them in the same car with plusher 'Zetec' trim. That gets features such as Hill Start Assist, 15-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, front fog lights, a heated windscreen, air conditioning, a height adjustable front seat, leather trim for the steering wheel and gear lever and trip and fuel computer. There's also a stack on safety equipment that's available from the base model up. It's good to see electronic stability control, traction control and brake assist on even the cheapest B-MAX. Factor that in when you're looking at rivals as many shamefully try to cut costs here, which is inexcusable on a family-oriented vehicle. There are also front, side, curtain and driver's knee airbags on all versions and ISOFIX mountings.

Cost of Ownership

If you do choose this petrol 1.4 over the higher-tech 1.0-litre EcoBoost version, here's where you'll lose out a bit. The 1.4 returns 47.1mpg on the combined cycle - as opposed to 55.4mpg for the EcoBoost. And the 1.4-litre model's CO2 return is 139g/km as opposed to 119g/km. Still, you are paying a lot less up-front to start with. Otherwise, there don't seem to be any skeletons in the B-MAX's closet that are likely to present you with big bills. Options pricing isn't unreasonable so it's hard to put so much kit into the car that the residuals value are shot to pieces. Insurance bills aren't going to leave too much of a mark, the B-MAX's premiums being governed by groupings that start at 5. The three year/60,000 mile warranty though, has been eclipsed by many rivals and is something Ford probably needs to revisit to remain competitive but there is also a one year roadside assistance service thrown in for new buyers.

Electric front and rear windows + one touch + global open/closing, ESP, PAS, Easy fuel capless refuelling system, SYNC emergency assist and Ford SYNC Bluetooth connection with voice control and USB port...

Performance

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)13.8
Engine Power - BHP90
Engine Power - KW66
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT94
Engine Torque - MKG13.1
Engine Torque - NM128
Engine Torque - RPM3600
Top Speed106

Go Green

Green Stats
Emissions
CO0.472
CO2 (g/km)139 (g/km)
HC0.052
HC+NOxN
Noise Level dB(A)70
NOx0.05
ParticlesN
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
Fuel Consumption
EC Combined (mpg)47.1
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)57.7
EC Urban (mpg)35.8

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