Sunday, May 15, 2011

2011 Ford C-Max Review

The all-new Ford C-MAX family has been developed as part of the ambitious strategy of the company C-segment worldwide, and provides new levels of style and convenience of Compact Multi-Activity Vehicle (MAV) market.

Ford customers C-MAV segment now have the possibility of a new five-seat Ford C-MAX a distinctive, all-new seven-seater Grand Ford C-MAX, which has dual sliding doors and an innovative design chair to provide a unique space and flexibility.

A brand new Ford C-MAX range also offers an array of sophisticated new technologies, compact MAV class focused on improving safety, comfort and sustainability, such as Active Park Assist has developed a new system that automatically controls the vehicle parking spaces parallel.

The new Ford C-MAX is also provided for the arrival of a powerful yet very fuel efficient and low CO2 Ford EcoBoost petrol engine family, Ford C-Class cars.

The new Ford C-MAX has the EcoBoost 1.6-liter unit of Ford, like other members of the global family of Ford EcoBoost combines direct injection high pressure, low inertia turbo and two time-independent variable cam to achieve results fuel economy up to 20 percent better than conventional large displacement gasoline engine of similar power.

As the next generation Ford Focus, Ford C-MAX models are based on Ford's New Global C-segment vehicle frame. Ford C-MAX range, first sold in Europe, where sales began in late 2010, while the seven seat Grand Ford C-MAX is also offered to customers in North America in late 2011.

The five seats Ford C-MAX will also be the basis of two of the five electrified Ford promised for sale in Europe in 2013. The two full hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Ford C-MAX is being developed for introduction in 2013.

Select 5-seater sports elegant or 7 seats

A brand new Ford C-MAX offers a range of European C-MAV segment of customers a choice of two options, and distinctive patterns according to their needs - a sporty five-seat Ford C-MAX, a large new seven seat Grand Ford C-MAX .

"The C-MAX and the Great C-MAX has been carefully designed around the needs of two very different sets of target customers," said Gunnar Herrmann, Ford C-car Global Vehicle Line Director. "The Great C-MAX is ideal for young families, while so-called C-MAX more sporting an age range much wider."

To provide additional space, the Great C-MAX has a longer wheelbase of 140 mm, 58 mm and is also higher than the C-MAX. In total length of 4.52m, has much room for seven passengers, or five occupants with a generous amount of luggage.

The five seats Ford C-MAX has dimensions very similar to the old model that preserves the traditional virtues C-MAX and space in his new practice magnificent silhouette. The new model will improve its appeal to customers of all ages who appreciate the C-MAX for its comfortable, high seating position, flexible and compact.

The two C-MAX and C-MAX Greater bold exterior and interior designs created with the latest developments of Ford design language as kinetic, and based on themes identified in the introduction of newer products such as the enormous success of Ford Fiesta, Ford Kuga and Ford Mondeo ranges.

maximum versatility and ease

The concept of the seats and door layout of the new seven seat Grand Ford C-MAX is completing a detailed assessment, users with a typical family to identify the most popular configurations.

Vehicle has dual rear sliding doors, and ingenious new concept of folding seats in the second row of seats. This is the mechanism by which the headquarters of coverage quickly and easily with the right seat, creating a comfortable walk-through space between the two side seats so that passengers can easily be the third line.

The five-seat Ford C-MAX uses proven concept seats from the previous model, with three individual folding seats in the 40/20/40 second row. Ford Engineering Comfort System is an option, which allows the center to be folded while the outer seats slide diagonally backwards and inwards to create a more luxurious 2 +2 layout.

The cockpit - which is common to both models C-MAX - driving position provides a gateway control "involved with the shift lever and center console high. The driver controls and displays integrate the next generation of Ford Human Machine Interface (HMI), based on the design of a lot of attention lately to vehicles like the Fiesta and Mondeo.

Economic Performance

The new Ford C-MAX series is the latest technology of power transmission to deliver an impressive combination of reacting with the reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Main engines fuel line-up of the first use of the brand new 4-cylinder 1.6-liter Ford EcoBoost engine, available in 150 PS and 180 PS versions.

This engine is one of a whole new generation is falling, high efficiency, low CO2 petrol engines for Ford. Developed for worldwide powertrain engineers of the company in Europe, light, all-aluminum 1.6-liter engine Ford EcoBoost combines direct injection high-pressure, low inertia turbocharger and two independent variable cam timing to significantly reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Installed in Ford C-MAX, the engine delivers 180 hp driveability outstanding - illustrated by the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.5 seconds and 50-100 km / h in 8, 8 seconds (in fourth gear) - combined with CO2 emissions of just 154 g / km.

diesel engine range of features updated versions of the acclaimed 1.6-and 2.0-liter Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel, which have been extensively updated to improve performance and fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

These engines offer very competitive fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: 1.6-liter TDCi reached 119 g / km of CO2, C-MAX, and 129 g / km of CO2 in the Grand C-MAX.

High efficiency, low fuel CO2 emissions and diesel engines are complemented by advanced transmissions, including a new gearbox Ford Durashift 6-speed manual first used in the new Ford C-MAX, and advances Ford Powershift 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which proved to be a choice more and more popular in the old model.

The Ford C-MAX range also includes other features of the Ford ECOnetic technology program to help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, such as the new Ford Eco, a Gear Shift Indicator Light and intelligent regenerative load.

Dynamic refinement and class leading

"The old C-MAX established a reputation for providing a delicate balance of rewarding driving dynamics and comfort impressive," said Gunnar Herrmann. "This new model is set to consider performance to a new level, offering the driver a first class combination, response, sporty handling, refinement, and above all the standard approaches in the large luxury vehicles."

key technologies chassis of the Ford C-MAX includes a new electric power steering (EPA) system, optimized redesign of the "Control Blade multi-link rear suspension and semi-isolated front subframe, and installation standard a sophisticated system for guiding the new couple (TVC) system to improve stability during cornering and agility.

Smart Technology for safety and functionality

Since the first Ford vehicles to launch a new global C-car platform, the C-MAX and the Grand C-MAX models benefit from the use of an impressive array of advanced technologies typically only the largest number of high quality vehicles .

These new technologies have features that enhance convenience and safety of clients and their families. Some of the main reforms are:

Active Park Assist *

* Blind Spot Information System

Speed ​​limiter *

* Seats Beltminder (Great Ford C-MAX only)

Power locks * Child

* Power Operated Tailgate

* Reversing camera

* Part of the new Ford C-range global automotive-up

The introduction of a brand new family Ford C-MAX in Europe at the end of 2010, the early arrival of the next generation of Ford, the middle class relies on a new global C-car platform, including the new Ford Focus in 2011.

Subsequently, the models built on this forum are sold in all regions are expected worldwide sales and total more than two million units a year by 2012. The new platform is expected to eventually support at least ten different models or derivatives.