• Ford Focus C-MAX

The Ford C-MAX, formerly Ford Focus C-MAX, a car model of the car maker Ford is It is a compact MPV, manufactured at the Ford plant in Saarlouis from May 2003. In April 2007, there was a visual and technical revision and renamed the Ford C-MAX.

In December 2010, the second generation of the C-MAX arrived in Germany on the market. This is now also available in a longer version called the Ford Grand C-MAX. The second generation model is produced exclusively in the Spanish plant in Valencia Almussafes.

The C-MAX based on the chassis of the second generation model of the Ford Focus, but was prior to this on the market. Unlike many competitors, the vehicle offered no third row seat with auxiliary seats, but with the seating system Comfort Instead, a flexible rear seats (not in the basic version Ambiente): After the seat and backrest of the middle seat folded backwards and the rear shelf was partially folded, was by diagonal Move to the rear legroom, the rear outboard seats are significantly enlarged inside /. The disadvantage was the resulting, slightly higher interior noise level, since the resonance volume was increased due to the inward partially open cargo space. In addition, this luggage capacity has been reduced.

A special feature was the large center console Premium (Standard on Ghia equipment) with the built-up to the facelift in spring 2007 electronic parking brake EPB (Electronic Parking Brake).

The C-Max had a standard comprehensive safety features: In addition to the usual ABS and seat belt pretensioners he had an ESP with ASR and 6 airbags (Fahrer-/Beifahrer, two side airbags and head-shoulder airbags front and rear). In the Euro NCAP crash test in November 2003, he received in the assessment of child safety in the car as a first car 4 stars. This also corresponded to the overall result.

In April 2007, the only C-MAX was given a facelift without the addition of Focus said carriage.

The front was that Kinetic Design continue the other Ford models: New vertically arranged fog lamps, larger grille with a horizontal chrome strip and other headlights. In addition, Ford had the new C-MAX equipped with LED taillights, which gave the car a futuristic vision in the dark. The interior was silver applications in Brushed chrome Look and a new center console called Premium upgraded; further the instrument cluster illumination was changed from green been typical for Ford in red.

As of February 2008, the C-MAX was available with an LPG system installed; Base was the 2.0-liter petrol engine with 107 kW. The luggage compartment floor increased by 42.5 liters of LPG comprehensive, additional dump tank by around ten centimeters. In gas operation, about 400km could be achieved. Together with the 55-liter petrol tank had the car a range of over 1100 kilometers.

In Switzerland, the C-MAX was available in two trim levels:

In addition to the gasoline/diesel engines were alternative drive systems such as petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas (CNG) and Bio-ethanol E85 (FFV) are available. The CO2 emissions were between 129 g /km and 174 g /km.

At the IAA in September 2009, Ford before the second model generation of the C-MAX.

On December 4, 2010, she arrived in Germany on the market. In addition to the usual C-MAX is now also an extended version called the Grand C-MAX. This has two rear sliding doors and a fee from a third-row seats, which consists of two individual seats.

The C-MAX 2010 is built on the chassis of the third generation of the Ford Focus, but was introduced before that. Already in the first series of the C-MAX, it had been like. As in other Ford models, the new EcoBoost engines, gasoline direct injection engine with a low-pressure turbocharger and two variable-driven, overhead camshafts are also available in the C-MAX. The EcoBoost and some diesel variants are equipped with 6-speed manual gearbox and start-stop system equipped.

In addition, Ford plans to offer the C-MAX plug-in hybrid and a full hybrid.

The C-MAX and Grand C-MAX have a standard safety equipment that includes: front and side airbags for driver and front passenger, head and shoulder airbags for driver, front passenger and the two outer seats in the second row, Three-point seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters for all seats, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, emergency brake assist, ESP with traction control and traction control included Torque Vectoring Control. It is a system based on the curve-outward front wheel delivers more torque in braking when cornering, thus increasing the driving stability. There are also safety seats to prevent slipping under the belt, an emergency brake, the flashing during emergency braking and steering column that collapses at a frontal collision, to prevent leg injuries.

For an additional charge various assistance systems are available, including a fatigue warning that measures the distance to the vehicle ahead, a lane assistant, a traffic sign recognition system, a parking assistant and a Blind Spot Assist, which help detect by radar sensors, if there is another vehicle in the blind spot to warn the driver via a warning light in the side mirror.

In the Euro NCAP crash test both the C-MAX and Grand C-MAX were the best value out of 5 stars.

C-MAX and Grand C-MAX are available in Germany in three trim levels.

All engines meet the Euro 5 emissions standard, the diesel engines are fitted with a diesel particulate filter.

At the Detroit Motor Show 2011, Ford before a plug-in hybrid model of the C-MAX, which will be available in 2012 in North America and 2013 in Europe. It is the first plug-in hybrid the company’s history. The range with fully charged batteries should be over 800km, the petrol consumption should be below that of the Ford Fusion Hybrid which consumes 5.7 liters per 100km.

The car has a Ford developed by lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 7.6 kWh, in addition, while charging the vehicle’s interior temperature can be specifically controlled, if desired, even by application of a smartphone.

The C-Max Energi has the same information system as the electric version of the Ford Focus. It informs the driver about the charge level, remaining range and fuel consumption of the batteries. He also is the so-called Brake Coach noted as brakes most efficiently to recover as much energy for charging the batteries.

In addition to a 2.0-liter petrol engine which operates on the Atkinson cycle and 105 kW (143hp), the vehicle has an electric motor with 88 kW (120hp), which provides a maximum torque of 240 Nm. The top speed in electric mode lies at 136km/h