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Ford C-Max
Focus cmax
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 2003—present
Class Compact MPV
Body style(s) 5-door MPV
Layout FF layout

The Ford C-Max (written Ford C-MAX and often called the Ford Focus C-Max) is a compact MPV produced by Ford in Saarlouis[1] for Europe since 2003 and in North America from 2011.

Although C-MAX was initially available only in Europe, the first generation was partially available in New Zealand. The North American model will launch with the second generation.

With the introduction of the new large MPVs S-Max and Galaxy, the C-Max is the smallest multi-purpose vehicle of Ford's lineup.


Mk I - Ford Focus C-Max (2003-2010)Edit

Ford C-Max
Ford Focus C-Max Facelift front+side
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 2003-2010
Assembly Saarlouis, Germany
Successor Second generation C-Max
Body style(s) 5-door MPV
Platform Ford C1 platform
Engine(s) I4 1.6 L, 1.8, 2.0 Duratec
I4 1.6 L, 1.8 L, 2.0 L Duratorq TDCi
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual transmission
6-speed manual transmission
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2640 mm
Length 4391 mm
Width 1825 mm
Height 1588 mm
Curb weight 1372-1527 kg
Related Ford Focus MkII

C-Max Mk I was the first product to use the Ford C1 platform, also used by the Ford Focus Mk II and the compact MPV Premacy/Mazda5. Its internal code name is C214.

It seats five passengers and has a large amount of cargo space, which can be increased by folding the rear seats flat. Some models feature diagonally sliding outer rear seats. It also shares the control blade independent rear suspension from the Focus.

Engines and transmissionsEdit

The available four-cylinder engines are the same as the Focus.
1.6 L Duratec was the basic engine for C-Max, 1.6 L Ti-VCT Duratec was also available.
1.8/2.0 L Duratec HE are the rest of available petrol engines
1.6/2.0 L Duratorq Ford/PSA made diesels were available along with Ford's 1.8 L Endura engine which is upgraded and named Duratorq

Model/Engine Capacity Cylinders/Valves Power (HP)/rpm Torque (Nm)/rpm
1.6 Duratec 1596 4/16 100@6000 146@4000
1.6 Duratec Ti-VCT 1596 4/16 115@6000 155@4150
1.8 Duratec HE 1798 4/16 125@6000 165@4000
2.0 Duratec HE 1999 4/16 145@6000 185@4500
1.6 Duratorq 1560 4/16 90@4000 215@1750
1.6 Duratorq 1560 4/16 109@4000 240/260*@1750
1.8 Duratorq 1753 4/16 115@3700 280/300*@1900
2.0 Duratorq 1997 4/16 136@4000 320/340*@2000
  • Overboost

Transmissions matted with engines are Ford IB5 (1.6/1.8 Duratec), Ford Durashift (2.0 Duratorq), MTX-75 (2.0 Duratec / 1.6-1.8 Duratorq) manual and Ford Powershift double-clutch transmisison available with 2.0 Duratorq. Only automatic transmisison available was 4F27E matted with 2.0 Duratec.

FaceliftEdit

In December 2006, the facelifted version of the C-Max was revealed at the 2006 Bologna Motor Show and went on sale in late spring 2007.[2] The pre-facelift version of the car (2003–2007) was called the Ford Focus C-Max. The name change to C-Max is attributable to Ford's MPV strategy of creating a 'Max' branded line of MPVs, starting with the Ford S-Max, launched in 2006.

The facelift brought the car in line with Ford's 'Kinetic Design' design language, evidenced through its twin trapezoidal grilles, large wheel arches and angular headlights. However, as the car does not have a bodyshell originally designed for 'Kinetic Design,' Ford officially states that the car contains only 'elements' of the design language.

Mk II (2010-)Edit

Ford C-Max
Ford C-Max
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 2010-
Assembly Valencia, Spain
Predecessor First generation C-Max
Body style(s) 5-door MPV
Platform Ford Global C platform
Engine(s) 1.6 L Duratec Ti-VCT I4
1.6 L EcoBoost I4
1.6 L Duratorq TDCi I4
2.0 L Duratorq TDCi I4
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2648 mm
Length 4380 mm
Width 1828 mm
Height 1626 mm
Curb weight 1374-1550 kg
Related Ford Focus MkIII
Ford Grand C-Max
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Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Also called Ford C-Max in US
Production 2010-
Assembly Valencia, Spain; Wayne, Michigan, United States
Body style(s) 5-door MPV
Platform Ford Global C platform
Engine(s) 1.6 L Duratec Ti-VCT I4
1.6 L EcoBoost I4
1.6 L Duratorq TDCi I4
2.0 L Duratorq TDCi I4
2.5 L iVCT (NA only)
Transmission(s) 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2788 mm
Length 4520 mm
Width 1828 mm
Height 1684 mm
Curb weight 1477-1697 kg
Related Ford Focus MkIII
Ford C-Max Heck

Ford C-Max

Alongside the third generation Ford Focus Mk III, the second generation C-Max starts to be built on the Ford's new Global C platform. Look and theme come from the Iosis Max concept, previewed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. In addition, Ford added a long wheelbase C-Max having a seven-seat variant, the Ford Grand C-MAX[3]

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.[4] Early European models include 5-seat and 7-seat models would entered the market at the end of 2010 (except Russia, there will be only 7-seat model), with 7-seat model for North American market in 2011.[5]

FeaturesEdit

The new MK III platform is the first in its class to support Torque Vectoring Control (TVC).[6]

The redesigned C-Max features flat folding third row seats, a hands free power lift gate, rear view camera, park assist, and panoramic sunroof. HD Radio, Sirius XM, Sync, dual-zone climate control system, and navigation system come as standard or as available options on the different trim lines.

The aerodynamics of the car has been improved, being 0,30 for the 5 seater and 0,32 for the Grand C-Max. [7]

Engines and transmissionsEdit

Like the previous C-Max new also comes with range of petrol and diesel four-cylinder engines which are shared with Focus.
1.6 L Duratec Ti-VCT is available in two spec, 105 hp and 125 hp
1.6 L EcoBoost comes with 150 hp or 182 hp variant, same as in Focus
1.6/2.0 L Duratorq Ford/PSA made diesels are upgraded, Ford's 1.8 L Endura engine is not availabe any more

Model/Engine Capacity Cylinders/Valves Power (HP)/rpm Torque (Nm)/rpm
1.6 Duratec Ti-VCT 1596 4/16 105@6000 150@4000-4500 (2300-4500 Grand C-Max)
1.6 Duratec Ti-VCT 1596 4/16 125@6000 159@4000
1.8 EcoBoost 1596 4/16 150@5700 240/270*@1600-4000
1.8 EcoBoost 1596 4/16 182@5700 240/270*@1600-5000
1.6 Duratorq 1560 4/8 95@3600 230@1500-2000
1.6 Duratorq 1560 4/8 115@3600 270/285*@1750-2500
2.0 Duratorq 1997 4/16 115@3750 300@1500-2250
2.0 Duratorq 1997 4/16 140@3750 320@1750-2750
2.0 Duratorq 1997 4/16 163@3750 340@2000-3250
  • Overboost

Transmissions matted with engines are Ford IB5 (1.6 Duratec Ti-VCT), B6 (1.6 EcoBoost/1.6 Duratorq), Durashift MMT6 (2.0 Duratorq) manual and Ford Powershift double-clutch transmisison available with 2.0 Duratorq.

North America (2011)Edit

2012 Ford C-Max -- 2011 DC

2012 Ford C-Max (US)

In North America C-Max is not available, instead Grand C-Max is badged C-Max. With its arrival in 2011, the Ford C-Max will compete directly with the Mazda5 MPV. The American vehicles will seat seven, in three rows, utilizing a 2-3-2 seating configuration and is equivalent to the European Grand C-Max. Two engines will be provided for the North American C-Max, a 2.5 L four-cylinder and a 1.6 L turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder[8].
1.6 L EcoBoost comes with 168 hp variant
2.5 L iVCT is base engine for C-Max

Model/Engine Capacity Cylinders/Valves Power (HP)/rpm Torque (Nm)/rpm
1.6 EcoBoost 1596 4/16 168@5700 235@1500-4500
2.5 iVCT 2488 4/16 168@6000 226@4500

Both engines are matted to Ford's 6F35 transmission.

ProductionEdit

C-Max production takes place in Valencia, Spain, to allow lower production costs, and the production of the electric hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric versions.

Hybrid versionsEdit

Ford C Max Energi PHEV with badging WAS 2011 897

Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid.

Ford unveiled the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid and the C-Max Hybrid at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, which together with the C-Max Hybrid are scheduled for market launch in 2012 in North America and 2013 in Europe. The C-Max Energi has a projected driving range of more than 500 miles (800 km). An important difference between the conventional C-Max and the C-Max Energi is that the latter was adapted to seat only five-passengers. For the North American market, the C-Max Energi and C-Max Hybrid will be assembled alongside the 2012 Focus and Focus Electric at Ford's Wayne plant in Michigan. All European versions will be built at Valencia, Spain.[9][10]

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