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Our fleet: Ford B-Max 1.6 TDCi Titanium - Jan 2015

Ford
BIK List Price
£17,840
Ford B-Max BIK list price
BIK Percentage
16%
Ford B-Max BIK Percent
CO2
104g/km
Ford B-Max CO2
Combined MPG
70.6
Ford B-Max MPG

Review

Drivers of Ford cars have a tendency to get a little smug around this time of year, due to the presence of one wonderful little button on the dash – Quickclear.

The system, Ford’s brand name for the heated front windscreen technology, has been around on the manufacturers vehicles for twenty or so years now, and yet the novelty has not yet worn off.

I’ve never had a car without Quickclear, so it’s a relief that my first winter in a test car is in a Ford. Leaving the family driveway while the other two cars are still demisting may feel a little mean, but is often appreciated in the cold mornings.

Once the exclusive preserve of Ford group manufacturers, including Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo (both of whom still use the system), now, the tech is slowly starting to appear on cars from other manufacturers, including Nissan’s new Qashqai, high-spec Skodas, and Vauxhall’s facelifted Corsa.

It looks like Ford drivers may not have that smug feeling to themselves for much longer.

 

Top Speed
108mph
Ford B-Max Top Speed
VED band
B
Ford B-Max Ved
Fuel Type
Diesel
Ford B-Max Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £5,825
4 Year 80k : £4,825
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 31.59
4 Year 80k : 29.11

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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