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Ford C-MAX (2003–2010)

Last updated 27 January 2019


Model History

October 2003
Ford Focus C-MAX launched

Three 'Tip & Tumble' removable rear seats. Two all new common rail turbodiesel engines developed jointly with PSA: 110PS 1.6 and 136bhp 2.0 litre; 2.0 diesel has same 6 speed manual as Mondeo TDCi 130, rest 5-spd; ABS with Brake Assist; six airbags; five three point belts; electronic handbrake similar to revised S Type Jag; ISOFIX child seat fittings.

1.6 Duratorque common rail 16v diesel offers 107bhp and 176lb ft torque at 1,750rpm, 0-60mph in 11.0 seconds, top speed 116mph; 57.6mpg combined and just 129g/km CO2.

2.0 Duratorque 16v with 6-speed manual gearbox has 134bhp and 235lb ft torque at 2,000rpm; does 0-60mph in 9.6 seconds, tops out at 125mph; 50.4mpg combined; 148g/km CO2.

Also 118bhp 1.8 Duratec HE chain cam petrol engine giving 0-60mph in 10.5 seconds, 120mph top speed; 39.7mpg combined and 170g/km CO2.

List Prices £13,175 - £18,695. Insurance groups from 5E for 1.6 100ps petrol Studio model to 10E for 2.0 136PS diesel Ghia model.

Transmissions were Ford IB 5 5-speed cable shift development of originan BC series of manuals fitted to the 1.6 and 1.8 Duratec petrol engines; Ford Durashift 5-speed manual fitted to the 2.0 Duratorq); CVT auto fitted to the 1.6TDCI engine.

April 2007
Revised C-MAX announced

While the Studio model remains unchanged the LX adds the comfort seat system, trip computer, child observation mirror, sunglasses holder and driver armrest, with a price increase of £100.

Zetec adds new interior trim, privacy glass, child observation mirror and sunglass holder with a £100 price increase. Focus C-MAX Ghia trim adds privacy glass with no price premium. The 2007 model year also sees changes to the body-colour options on both Focus and Focus C-MAX with the addition of Frozen White, Ocean Blue and Verdigris.

New one-piece bumper integrates vertical fog lights, and these combine with new headlamps to create a distinctive and sporty look. Together with a new three-plane bonnet. HID front lamps, which use 'light strips' instead of conventional parking light bulbs.

Instrument panel, centre console and door trims have all been redesigned with more premium quality materials. New instruments feature clear graphics and are now illuminated in a warm red. New centre console offers plenty of stowage and is equipped with and an auxiliary input socket for the audio system. The new C-MAX also includes a Z-shaped handbrake lever, which saves room and enhances appearance.

New interior colours, new graphic elements like the door inserts with boomerang shaped handles that also serve as armrests, more stowage space as well as new seat design and seat materials add style, comfort and practicality to the passenger cabin. A panorama glass roof will be available on the new model, offering a light and airy environment while keeping out the sun's heat with its "Solar Reflect" coating.

March 2008

2.0 TDCi available with reduced 130PS power and Powershift auto 6-speed.

December 2008

Ford's latest C-MAX delivers the lowest CO2 emissions in its segment. Engineering developments to Ford C-MAX 1.6 TDCi models have resulted in emissions of just 119g/km of CO2.


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