Ford C-MAX 1.6 TDCi Titanium
Mini MPV segment languishing lately with the latest, so that this “ford” comes at the right time.
These cars are very popular in Western Europe due to its relatively compact dimensions and a very spacious interior adaptable to different needs.
Manufacturers are literally competing in who will come up with more efficient solutions for maximum utilization of space, and Ford is in “C-Max” introduced an innovative configuration of the rear seats.
The design represents a refreshment in the class, given the relatively classic look competitors.
Description and Design
Body is full of details specific to Ford’s “kinetic design”, and it is interesting that the aesthetic quite different versions with five and seven seats.
In addition to the “Grand C-max” totally different last place boasts sliding rear side doors, while on the version we present – a classic.
One of the advantages of MPV models over conventional is slightly higher seating position.
This way is much easier entry into the vehicle, which is especially important for elderly and infirm people considering that it takes less effort to the village and stood up from his seat.
Although not sliding, rear doors are large enough to allow unrestricted access to the rear seats, so no hassle, you can enter, say, a child seat and without much bending.
The old “C-Max” is known for good ergonomics and the new is even better. Although the driver sitting upright rather as mo-fo this class, the body is completely natural position that does not bother even during long rides.
No wonder the taxi drivers praise precisely this concept of sitting, because it is the least strenuous during city driving, which requires a lot of looking back when maneuvering and realignment.
The seat and steering wheel can be adjusted to comfortably sit very high, but lower persons.
Foot controls are designed so that the clutch pedal is slightly closer to the driver of the pedal “gas” and brakes, which is quite relaxing in city driving.
What can disturb larger front occupants is wide center console, and a relatively small space for knees on the front passenger seat. Due to the high position of the seats person of average height are forced to move forward so that you achieve a footrest, but in this case the knees are pretty close to the “tape”.
Quality fit and finish is generally at a high level, which is not surprising because it is the most luxurious version.
Upholstery in door are rich, and the plastic of the dashboard is soft. “C-Max” belongs to “focus” the family and for this model taken and center console, as well as instruments.
Interface sound and bluetooth connection for mobile phone is easy to use, the rest is easy and interlocutors have told us that the quality of sound from the microphone solid.
The richest sport package “titanium” includes automatic activation of the wiper and washer, although the variants with daytime running lights sensor “fallen” only lighting of the dashboard.
All four power windows are automatic, and lovers of rich equipment will mean that windows can be lowered or raised by remote control.
This is the only equipment package where you get dual zone “climate”, although it can be ordered at extra cost and on weaker packages.
There is also a system of Hill Start Assist, electrochromatic rearview mirror with automatic dimming, and it’s nice that the front passenger seat has lumbar support.
What really impresses with design and good ergonomics are sound insulation and a soft suspension.
The cabin is surprisingly quiet at high cruising speed, while the suspension comfort in the tradition of the former French school.
Tiny bumps very well neutralize, and over the longer a pleasant swim. Nonetheless, management is excellent, with very high yield sleeping, so in that sense the height of the car is not a hindrance.
Maximum power is achieved at just 3600 r / min, while the maximum torque is available from 1750 rpm.
This is convenient figure of starting strongly accelerating, and below that is more pronounced turbo-hole.
Another feature of this engine is that when you go asking for adding “gas” because it shows a tendency to “shut down”.
Consumption per city is around 8 l / 100 km and it occasionally with the air conditioning running.
“Ford C-max” is currently one of the most interesting MPV models, not only because it is new, but also because of the original design, a high level of comfort and very usable cabin. More convenient than a conventional station wagon thanks to an innovative system configuration of the rear seats, and the cabin is generally more spacious with a relatively compact dimensions.
volume 1560 cc
Power 84 kW (115 hp) at 3600 / min
torque 270 Nm at 1750-2500 r / min
6-speed transmission, manual
dimensions 4380/1828/1626 mm
wheelbase 2648 mm
weight 1390 kg
Boot capacity 471/1723 l
tank volume 53 l
tires 205/55 R 16
maximum speed of 184 km / h
Acceleration 0-100 km / h with 11.3
consumption of 5.4 / 4.1 / 4.6 l / 100 km
CO2 emissions 119 g / km (Euro 5)