The Ford B-Max was originally derived from the Fiesta B3, and now it is time to make its third appearance as the 2016 Ford B-Max. This new vehicle will come with good performances and a really modern design with a lot of updates in the form of the high tech features. This new MPV or almost a hatchback will come with six engine options. How great is that! However, it will certainly have a lot of competitors such as the Peugeot 301 or the Skoda Rapid.
The 2016 Ford B-Max will come built on the B3 platform and it will have an amazing exterior design. This model will get some of the new tweaks such as the new LED lights and the updated grille. This five-door hatch maybe looks tiny, but it surely isn’t and is capable of providing decent amount of space for driver and passengers. The dimensions are 160.5-inch length, 68.9-inch width and 63.1-inch height. The wheelbase is 98 inches long, while the curb weight goes from 2811 to 2888 and mainly depends on the trim. A 15-inch steel or 15- and 16-inch aluminum wheels will be offered, we think that larger alloys are better option.
Ford still keeps the details about the interior features and styling a secret, so most details that we deliver are actually just speculations. We can expect an extra space inside the new model, along with improved head and legroom in the rear seats as well as in the front. The 2016 Ford B-Max will come with a lot of updates in the form of the new high tech features. It will probably offer the latest innovations from the world of technology and vehicle safety, at least what we are getting in other vehicles of this car maker. Ford will return MyFord infotainment system and it will most likely come with some new features but most importantly it will be faster.
2016 Ford B-Max Review
Engine wise, this model will come with six possible engine options, two diesel and four gasoline engines. It will come available with FWD system only, while the engines will be mated to a five-speed manual transmission. It is still uncertain will an automatic transmission be available but we think that both six speed automatic and manual transmissions should find its way to this vehicle. One of the gasoline engines will be a 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine with 99 hp and 125 pound-feet of torque. Same 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine with few changes has the capacity to deliver 123 hp and 148 pound-feet of torque. The third one is a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine of 89 hp and 94 pound-feet of torque, and the last one is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine able to produce 104 hp and 111 pound-feet of torque.
Diesel options of the 2016 B-Max are a 1.5-liter four-cylinder TDCi engine with 74 hp and 136 pound-feet of torque, and a 1.6-liter four-cylinder TDCi engine capable to deliver 94 hp and 159 pound-feet of torque. We can agree that these are not the most potent engines, that goes for both gasoline and diesel units but still it can offer decent performances. The top speed of the B-Max is 158 to 188 km/h depending on the engine option that you choose.
One of the problems with this car is the fact that it is not delivered to the U.S. market and just by looking at the engine lineup we are sure that it will not come anytime soon. It is a real shame since we are sure that many drivers would love to see it offered especially with small and fuel efficient diesel units.
The official release date of the 2016 Ford B-Max is still unknown, but it can be assumed that this Ford model will hit the market by the end of this year. The price for this vehicle will probably be close to the price of the previous model. It could get a slight increase in order to justify some of the new features and upgrades. The price will probably start somewhere from $21,000 to $23,000.