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Performance and Efficiency

The C-MAX is powered by a line-up of advanced, highly efficient engines. Petrol, diesel? You choose. And with a range of different capacities and power outputs, you’re sure to find the engine that suits your needs exactly.

Features shown on this page may only be available on selected models. Where available, these features may be optional extras at additional cost. For more info, download price list to view current ROI specifications.

Ford 1.0L EcoBoost engine. Big engine power, small engine economy.

Get the most out of your engine

The revolutionary 1.0 litre 3-cylinder Ford EcoBoost petrol engine delivers 100PS and 125PS with CO2 emissions of just 117g/km for the C-MAX and 119g/km for the Grand C-MAX. That’s the power you’d expect from a conventional 1.6L engine, only with better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. Named International Engine of the Year (in the sub 1L category) for six years in succession.

Efficient Diesel options

Based on the 1.6L TDCi, the 1.5L TDCi engine offers the same power on entry level with 95PS, but increased power at 120PS (from 115PS). It maximises fuel economy and minimises emissions, too. This engine is currently available with a 6-speed manual gearbox and as a 120PS with automatic transmission.


Diesel engine

Re-charge your battery more efficiently

Unlike traditional systems, Smart Regenerative Charging only charges the battery when it needs it and, whenever possible, avoids doing so when you’re pressing the accelerator. This can help save even more fuel and further reduce emissions.

Battery recharging
Low emission diesel power

Low emission diesel power

The 2.0 TDCi engine is also new and increases power from 140 PS to 150 PS. This engine is available with both a 6-speed manual and 6-speed PowerShift automatic gearbox.

Ford PowerShift. Fast and fuel saving

Combining the convenience of an automatic with the control of a manual, this advanced six-speed gearbox pre-selects the next gear for you so you don’t lose power when you change. PowerShift’s lightning fast, seamless gear changes make driving smoother while saving fuel and lowering CO2 emissions compared with a normal automatic.

ford Advanced six-speed gearbox