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Ford C-Max
Ford C-Max
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 2003—present
Assembly Saarlouis, Germany
Class Compact MPV
Body style(s) 5-door MPV
Layout FF layout
Platform Ford C1 platform
Engine(s) 1.6 L Duratec
1.8 L Duratec
2.0 L Duratec
1.6 L Duratorq TDCi
1.8 L Duratorq TDCi
2.0 L Duratorq TDCi
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,640 mm (103.9 in)
Length 4,335 mm (170.7 in)
Width 1,825 mm (71.9 in)
Height 1,595 mm (62.8 in)
Related Ford Focus
Mazda Premacy

The Ford C-Max (written Ford C-MAX) is a compact MPV produced by Ford in Saarlouis[1] for the European market since 2003 and from 2010 on, the North American market as well.



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

UK specification pre-facelift (2003) Focus C-Max

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.



C-Max post-Facelift

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.

The available engines are the same as the Focus — the petrol versions are the 1.6 L, 1.8 L and 2.0 L aluminium Duratec, and the 1.8 L Duratec Flexifuel, which runs on E85 bioethanol or petrol, while the diesel engines are the PSA-developed Duratorq 66 kW (90 hp) and 85 kW (109 hp) 1.6 (1560cc) L, Ford's own Lynx Duratorq 1.8 L 85 kW (115 hp), and the PSA-designed 100 kW (136 hp) 2.0 L.

In the United Kingdom, the car is available in Studio, Style, Zetec and Titanium trim levels.

Mk II (2010-)

Alongside the new Ford Focus Mk III, both will again be based on the same chassis. Look and theme will be coming from the Iosis Max concept, previewed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, with C-Max having a seven-seat variant.[3] The booted variant is designed specifically for North-American market, supposedly coming to use between 2010 and 2012, and thus gradually replacing the current Focus generation.[4]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.[5] at Frankfurt Motor Show 2009]]Early European models include 5-seat and 7-seat models would begin sale in 2010 (except Russia, there will be only 7-seat model), with 7-seat model for North American market in 2011.[6]


Announced engine choice include 1.6 and 2.0L Ford EcoBoost engine with declared 160-180 and 200 hp, accordingly.[7]


C-Max production will be moved to Valencia, Spain, to allow lower production costs.


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Simple English

Ford C-Max is a car produced by Ford Motor Company from 2003 to the present day. It had a facelift in 2007.



  • 1.6 74 kW (100 hp)
  • 1.8 92 kW (125 hp)
  • 2.0 107 kW (145 hp)


  • 1.6 TDCi 66 kW (90 hp) and 80 kW (109 hp)
  • 1.8 TDCi 85 kW (115 hp)
  • 2.0 TDCi 81 kW (110 hp) and 100 kW (136 hp)
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