All-new B-MAX has been grabbing headlines right across Europe this week thanks to superb media drive reports plus confirmation of the car’s 5-Star Euro NCAP safety rating.
Germany’s Auto Strassenverkehr describes B-MAX as “exceptional”, adding: “The B-Max is a true asset to the subcompact class of cars. Why? Because it boasts a sufficient amount of space, an unusual door system, and solid engines - and without commanding too high a price in return.”
Meanwhile, Bild’s Thomas Geiger reports: “At 4.08 meters in length, the B-Max is only eleven centimetres longer than the VW Polo, but getting into a vehicle has never been this easy.....As far as engines are concerned, my first choice would be the excellent turbocharged three-cylinder engine. It’s the smallest engine in the B-Max’s portfolio and is also the most powerful. It turns the B-Max into a powerful runabout, which doesn’t only cut a good figure in the city, but on the highway and on country roads as well. The B-Max is truly a car for everyone.”
Auto Zeitung this week pitted B-MAX against Opel’s Meriva and Citroën’s C3 Picasso to see which car is best. Its verdict? “The Ford B-Max breathes fresh air into the subcompact minivan segment. It is also the most fun to drive. The Ford’s firm and comfortable suspension impresses, as does its powerful and fuel-efficient three-cylinder engine.”
Ireland’s RTE.ie agrees B-MAX betters all its rivals, announcing: “The best car in its class, thanks in the main to its class-leading cabin access.”