Geneva 2011: Ford B-Max Concept

Ford's European lineup is really great. At the recently opened 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Ford showed off its production-ready compact MPV concept, the B-Max. The B-Max may have "concept" in its name, but it's anything but a concept. Ford has already released a statement announcing that the automaker does not intend to bring this car to the U.S., and that became even clearer once the powertrain was revealed to be a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo.

The catch with the engine is that it's not even a diesel engine, it's all gasoline. The B-Max also features the new auto start-stop feature, direct injection, and twin independent variable cam timing to produce a highly-efficient and low-carbon engine. The vehicle itself is based on the longer version of the Fiesta's platform, but upon inspection inside, there's an absent B-pillar.

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