The entry level Ford B-Max ready to hit the showrooms
|   Thursday, November 22, 2012
Engines are an important factor deciding the performance of a car and the drive train factors decide the performance level of a vehicle in more than one case. The issue is the same with the entry level 1.4 liter, four cylindered, 89 BHP producing vehicle in the Ford B Max lineup. The engine uses four instead of three cylinders and hence produces a more refined effect as compared to the previous engine used on the vehicle.

The Eco Boost engine produces greater power and shaves 0.
seconds off the 0 – 60 MPH mark. With an increase of 8.2 MPG fuel efficiency with reduction in 20 g/km in CO2 emission, the vehicle is quite a piece of admiration. With these minor improvements, the vehicle features a reduction in engine noise and vibration along with a slight increase in weight. At 12,995 Pounds, this is a cheap vehicle considering the features on offer in the basic version of the vehicle.

A premium edition vehicle is available for an increased price of 2605 Pounds which is available with a better Zetec trim. The vehicle has a sense of sophistication to itself and this lends the vehicle a touch of ingenuity. The B – Max however provides decent performance till the 4500 RPM mark, crossing which the engine gets strained and vibrations start penetrating to the cabin. The vehicle features a five speed manual transmission and a sixth gear is badly missed at times.

The entry level B – Max is a disappointment but considering it's pricing, it offers what you pay for. However, the higher end version has the capability of challenging Vauxhall and as a result the potential of the B – Max cannot be disowned all at once. The interior feels crammed; however the leg room is decent. Lack of space is evident and so is the use of cheap plastic parts. The trim level is basic and there is nothing to be surprised about the interior.

The B – Max is an efficient MPV if your sole purpose is transportation. However, it is not suited to be a family vehicle as it lacks important luxury components. In the exterior front the vehicle is not ugly, in fact, the B - Max has a certain appeal about itself. With 0 – 60 MPH coming in around 13.8 seconds, this vehicle is quite fast. With a top speed of 106 MPH, the B – Max has a decent driving experience and is quite economical as well, as it returns a healthy 47.1 MPG with CO2 emission of 138 g/km.

There are downsides to this vehicle and there are its positive aspects. The five gear system needs to be upgraded and fast and the vehicle needs a boost in power if Ford wants to make the B – Max viable in the commercial segment. The vehicle also needs a better interior trim. Although these features will guarantee rise in price, there is no point in selling a product cheaply when it does not fulfill its requirements. Ford should plan an upgrade quite soon.
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