Ford C-MAX gets the 1.0T Ecoboost Engine!
Ford C-Max 1.0T EcoBoost 5 door 6 Speed Manual
Ford have now added their new, zippy little 1.0-litre engine to their compact MPV offering, the C-MAX. The car is trying to make a name for itself in this competitive market. That said, it does do the job very well indeed with its elevated driving position and excellent practicality, without forfeiting the normality of life with a 5 door family hatchback.
The fact that Ford have now added this great little 1.0-litre 3 cylinder petrol engine only adds to the cars appeal. It has Ford’s new Ecoboost technology and with the addition of a turbo results is more than acceptable statistics. The 0 – 62mph time is 12.6 seconds (with a quoted top speed of 108 mph), however, still returns a combined mpg of over 55mpg! The CO2 emissions are quoted as 117g/km from the 98bhp it produces at 6,000rpm. In comparison to the equivalent diesel offering this little engine seems far more refined as well and being cheaper to buy and insure. Good news all round! In the real world the diesel will surely be more frugal for those who clock up the miles, however, the Ecoboost is definitely worth consideration.
The car drives remarkably well also. The smooth engine pulls very well from low revs without a fuss or any commotion. The car handles adequately and the ride is as comfortable as can be expected. The steering feels very direct and the grip level is also good – overall a pleasing experience!
The benefits over the standard Ford Focus 5 door hatchback whittle down to the elevated seating position and all round vision, more headroom for the occupants, larger doors making for easier access and the enhanced boot space. The rear load space measures up very well against, for example, the Renault Scenic or Toyota Verso. It is a very deep space and will accommodate the spoils of a trip to the shops admirably.
All these things considered and the competitive pricing structure of the C-MAX, this is a worthy consideration for a mid size MPV. The fact they have now bolted on a small petrol unit only adds to the appeal, so if you are in the market for a car of this nature then add this to the melting pot! Rivervale Leasing can supply you with quotes on this vehicle, so why not give them a call on 01273 433480.
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12 June 2013
Written by Simon