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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11th June 2020, 22:56 Thread Starter
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Bmax On Hills

Hi

I'm thinking to buy bmax 1.0 but worried as ive hear it isn't too great when it comes to driving around on country and hills side? is this true? or just a mist?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12th June 2020, 09:51
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There are 2 variants of this engine. 100 or 125 ps. I have the 125ps engine. No problems with hills.
Equivalent to a standard 1.6 engine. Not sure about the 100ps engine. Which one is it ?

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12th June 2020, 11:14
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I have the 100 engine in my car and have no issues going up hills at all.
In fact i have just done a mini service on it and it now goes like sh!t off a shiny shovel.
Never imagined changing filters,oil and plugs would make such a difference !

1 litre Zetec Turbo petrol 74Kw / 100 Ps. as in my avatar.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 14th June 2020, 10:36
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I have the 125 and it's a fantastic engine. You will only notice the difference between the 100 and 125 at high RPM's I understand.

B Max Titanium X 1.0 125 bhp in Magnetic with built in SatNav and rear sensors.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 16th June 2020, 15:52
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I've no experience of this engine, but it will depend a lot on the load (number of passengers) and incline of hill.
I remember many many years ago my brother in law had a sunbeam imp sports. On the straight it was very quick.
Come to a hill with a couple of passengers, and it slowed right down. Although that was an 875cc. engine
I expect the Bmax engine is a little more refined.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 16th June 2020, 18:53
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I often take five of us around the hills of Wales and without any problem. My passengers are amazed that such a small engine pulls so well.
Or used to do before lockdown.

B-Max Titanium 1.0 125bhp manual City Pack.
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