Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX 1.0 EcoBoost

Ford C-MAX EcoBoost
15 Oct, 2012 5:08pm Tom Phillips

Tiny EcoBoost engine is now available in the C-MAX and Grand C-MAX

The Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX powered by the firm’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine have gone on sale in the UK priced from £17,695 and £19,795 respectively.

The C-MAX and Grand C-MAX will be offered with a choice of either 99bhp or 123bhp versions of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine.

Whichever power output you choose, fuel economy and CO2 emissions are the same, so the C-MAX returns a claimed average of 55.4mpg and 117g/km, and the Grand C-MAX delivers 54.3mpg and 119g/km.

To coincide with the arrival of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, Ford has added a top-spec Titanium X trim to the C-MAX and Grand C-MAX ranges. Standard features include a panoramic roof, part-leather seats, heated front seats and a new 17-inch alloy wheels.

All C-MAX and Grand C-MAX models now get Ford’s SYNC in-car connectivity system, and the option of a Blind Spot Information System, power tailgate and a new colour called Burnished Glow.

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been a success for Ford so far. The firm claims that around 25 per cent of orders for the new Focus are with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, which equates to around 7,500 cars.

Ford predicts that by 2015 more than half of the vehicles it produces for Europe will be powered by EcoBoost engines, which are also available in 1.6 and 2.0-litre displacements.

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The same engine is judged to be the basic engine to mondeo and kuga level cars so this makes sense. Funny, the c-max is currently ford's better looking car so far...

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