One-Litre Engine For Ford C-MAX
(Monday 15 October 2012)
Ford's itty-bitty three-cylinder one-litre EcoBoost unit, current holder of the International Engine of the Year award and already available in the Fiesta and Focus ranges, is making its debut this month in an MPV application.
In both 98bhp and 123bhp forms, it's becoming available in both the five-seat C-MAX and the larger, seven-seat Grand C-MAX. Both engines give the C-MAX combined fuel economy of 55.4mpg, while the Grand C-MAX is not far behind at 54.3mpg. CO2 emissions in both cases are under 120g/km, putting these cars in the £30 bracket for annual Vehicle Excise Duty.
Pricing starts at £17,695 for the C-MAX, £19,795 for the Grand.
Ford has also added a new trim level, Titanium X, to these ranges. Standard equipment includes 17" alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, xenon headlights, part-leather upholstery and heated front seats with powered adjustment of the one for the driver seat. The five-seat C-MAX also gets configurable rear seating, which allows you to create more space for rear passengers.