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Ford S-Max
Overview
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 2006 — present
Designer David Hilton
Body and chassis
Class Large MPV/ Sedan
Body style MPV/ Sedan (5- Door0
Platform Ford EUCD platform
Related Ford Galaxy, Ford Mondeo
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,850 mm (112.2 in)
Length 4,770 mm (187.8 in)
Width 1,885 mm (74.2 in)
Height 1,660 mm (65.4 in)


The Ford S-Max is an MPV/sedan produced by the Ford Motor Company for the European market and by Chang'an Ford Automobile Co., Ltd for the Chinese (Mainland) market. Introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, the S-Max went on sale alongside the redesigned Galaxy in June 2006. It is intended to be sporty like a sedan and have lots of space like an MPV. It shows inspiration from the seven-seater large MPV Galaxy and compact MPV Ford C-Max. The S-Max was has recieved many positive reviews and awards, and was voted European Car of the Year 2007 on 13 November 2006. In the future Ford is planning to sell the S-Max in Japan as a Mazda.

Features[edit]

The S-Max is the first vehicle in Ford's lineup to feature their Kinetic Design styling. The Kinetic Design scheme includes angular headlights, twin trapezoidal grilles, and large wheelarches.

One major selling point of the S-Max is its "Fold Flat System". This design allows the second and third-row seats to fold seamlessly into the floor, leaving extra storge space.

Models[edit]

There are three derivatives of the S-Max; Edge, Zetec, and the high-end Titanium. Ford have stated that around fifty per cent of all S-Max buyers choose Titanium specification. In February 2008, Ford announced that the S-Max will be made available with a new Titanium S series trim. This model aims to add an even more 'sporty character' than the current Titanium series.

In March 2008, a powerful 2.2 175PS TDCi common-rail diesel will be added to Titanium series and will deliver accleration from 0-60 mph in 9.0 seconds.

The S-Max Trend is going to debut in China in 2010. The Trend is basically a normal S-Max, but without the back row of seats. The idea is to make it cheaper, and to give more storage space to people who might want it.

Engines/ Transmissions[edit]

All S-Max's use versions of the Ford Duratorq Engine. The S-Max uses a five- speed or six- speed manual transmission, and just recently added a six-speed automatic option.

  • 1.8 TDCi 125 PS, 5 Speed Manual (123 hp)
  • 1.8 TDCi 125 PS, 6 Speed Manual (123 hp)
  • 2.0 TDCi 140 PS, 6 Speed Manual (134 hp)
  • 2.0 145 PS, 5 Speed Manual (138 hp)
  • 2.0 145 Flex Fuel, 5 Speed Manual (128 hp)
  • 2.3 161 PS, 6 Speed Automatic (158 hp)
  • 2.2 TDCi 175PS, 6 Speed Manual (173 hp)
  • 2.5 220 PS, 6 Speed Manual (217 hp)(shared with the Ford Focus ST and Volvo C30/ S40)
  • 2.0 TDCi 140PS DPF, 6 Speed Auto (143 hp)

Safety[edit]

The Ford S-Max incorporates no breakthrough safety features, but it has recieved a 5- Star/ 36 Point (Best in Class) rating from the Euro NCAP. The S-Max's safety features include the Intelligent Protection System (IPS) which combines a body structure optimised for strength and crashworthiness with state-of-the-art restraint equipment and driver aids that help avoid an accident and features that lessen the likelihood of injuries in an impact. It has many modern airbags, including a knee airbag and a thorax airbag. S-Max's also have an advanced neck protection system, three-point seat belts, optimised pre-tensioners, load limiters, anti-submarining seat subframes, a collapsible steering system and safety pedals. For handling it has an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), of course, along with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and an optional enhanced Electronic Stability Program (ESP) system.

External links[edit]

S-Max Category:Minivans Category:Front wheel drive vehicles Category:2000s automobiles Category:Vehicles introduced in 2006

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