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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 30th April 2013, 18:21
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The B-MAX 1.6 auto is not really full automatic. It's so called automated manual
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PowerShift improves fuel efficiency by as much as 10 percent when compared to a conventional automatic transmission.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ford_transmissions

It's pretty much similar to Multidrive (Toyota) or 2Tronic (Peugeot).

and this automated manual doesn't hold at the hill (hill assist)

that's why1.6 B-MAX auto with hill assist will hold only for sometime (was it 3s?) before start rolling back where as full automatic will keep you there as long..
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 30th April 2013, 18:38
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Your right John it's not a full auto. I thought it was a full auto when I got it, but quickly found out when I stopped at the lights. You have to be very quick if you are on a steep hill. The last cmax I had was a full auto. The Nissan note I had was a full auto. I don't know why they changed it.
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