Ford set to lower costs with new C-Max

Ford tells us the new C-Max and Grand C-Max customers will enjoy lower CO2 ratings and enhanced fuel economy.

The new C-Max and Grand C-Max will go on sale here in the next few weeks. Customers will be offered a choice of three petrol engines, including the efficient new 1.6-litre Ford ecoboost direct-injection petrol engine and two completely updated 1.6- and 2.0-litre Duratorq diesel engines.

The four-cylinder 150bhp ecoboost petrol powertrain achieves CO2 emissions of 154g/km and combined fuel consumption of 42.8mpg. Compared with the 145bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine in the previous model, this cuts emissions and improves fuel economy by around 20 per cent.

Meanwhile, the expected big-selling Grand C-Max with the updated 1.6-litre TDCi achieves class leading emissions of 129g/km CO2 and a combined fuel economy of 57.7mpg.

The C-Max 2.0 titanium TDCi 140 PS six-speed manual delivers an impressive 55.4mpg combined and average CO2 emissions of 134g/km.

The C-Max offers MPV customers the full flexibility of a seven seater with twin rear sliding doors. And the five-seat C-Max should appeal to those customers seeking sporty styling coupled with extra space.

More on Irish prices and specifications before the Irish launch of the new C-Max duo.

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