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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Close up: Ford S-MAX Ecoboost facelift

In this blog entry, I'm posting a Close up of Ford S-MAX Ecoboost MPV facelift.  This MPV's fully imported from Belgium and priced at RM198,888 OTR. For more detailed info about the MPV, surf to:

What's new?
Firstly, new heart.  Now equipped with a higher pressure turbo at 240hp and 340Nm or torque mated with 6 speed Powershift Dual Clutch gearbox.  This is an increase from 200hp and 300Nm torque previously.

This is the same engine as New Mondeo and Volvo S60 T6.  Combined fuel consumption of 8.1/100km and 0-100km/h in STONKING 8.2 seconds and top speed equally STONKING 235km/h.  Performance wise, only the VW Sharan with Golf GTI engine comes close.  But it costs RM45,000 more...

Secondly, it now has XXL Panoramic Fixed Glass roof, Higher quality fabric seats, Bi-xenon headlights with DRL and headlamp washer and finally the price: It's now RM13,000 dearer than before.

The S-max inherits the Mondeo famous Control Blade multi-link rear suspension.  Rest assured that ride and handling will be legendary.  Class leading I'd say.  It also comes with Fold flat rear seats.  "Boot space" goes from 285 litres to a WHOOPING 1711 litres in 2 seater mode.

My rating: 8/10.  Deduct marks for questionable maintenance costs and after sales service and cramped 3rd row seats.

Well there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words.  Here are the photos:

 Keyless entry with Push start.

 Electric adjustable 8 way front seats driver side with 3 way memory preset.
 HID XENON Headlights with DRL, headlight washers and foglights.

 EXPANSIVE Fixed Panoramic Glass Roof.

Above: 1 pull-fold-down 3rd row seats.  Below: 3rd row legroom.
Above: CRAMPED 3rd row legroom. Below: 3rd row headroom.

 Above: 2nd row legroom.  Decent. Below: 2nd row headroom.

 Above: Check out the WONDERFULLY Designed Aircraft like Handbrake.

B'pillar air cond vents for 2nd row passengers.
Double click to enlarge further.

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.  An original Jeff Lim's production.  Not to be copied without giving credit or links.  

1 comment:

  1. happy owner I'm. Totally agree that Ford is making Mondeo and S-Max class leading, I have my previous S-Max remapped to match the current offer. The car is amazing, the chassis and feedbacks is absolutely amazing!