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Does anyone know why the B Max does not come with badges signifying the trim level or engine type ?Mine just says 'Econetic Technology'

More interestingly there appears to be an aftermarketwebsite selling Titanium badges for B Max !!

(B Max Titanium X pack1.6 TDCi - Silver -November 2012.)
 

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Doesn't make much sense to me either but it seems the engines are more significant than they used to be, what with CO2 and economy beingmain issues nowadays. I think Ford want us to aspire to a type of engine technology.

I settled on a Zetec quite easily, the engine took a bit more thought.

Mine says ECOBOOST
 

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Hi Andyswad,

I picked up on this when I purchased my Titanium. It was built in October 2012 and it has a titanium badge on it, but when I bought it in February 2013 I noticed all the others did not have a Titanium or other specificationbadge and when I asked the salesman why, he said they had just stopped putting them on but gave no reason.

I know one poster did buy a badge for his and put it on himself, but I did point out it was in the wrong position and If you want it to be as per factory then it needs to be put in the right place.
 

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I don't know why Ford have stopped adding a badge to show
the model or trim level and I am not sure, for me anyway, that it makes much
difference. I know what model and trim level plus extras my car has; is it important
or even necessary to have a badge so the driver following can identify the
model and trim level? ""Oh look dear that car in front is a B Max Zetec""�.

I am on a 63 plate 1 Ltr 90PS Zetec and on the back, and I
have just had to go and look anyway, it says on one side ""˜B Max' and the other ""˜Econetic
Technology'.

Perhaps it might be more fun to have a badge stating ""˜I only
pay £30 road tax; how much do you pay?'



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Thanks for the picture, might get a badge. or not.......

Interesting that your bmax was built around the same time as mine but the reversing sensors are in a different place ! My two middle ones are on the black trim below the bumper....

Just an observation......
 

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Hi fellop,

I also pay only £30 road tax. Same technology engine.

Andyswad, good observation. The reason for the sensors being different is that I had them fitted after market by the dealer so It is them who placed them where they are. My previous car had a reversing camera and I did not realise how much I missed it until I got this one, so I had the sensors fitted. Just another thought, did you say that your car build was Nov. 2012 and if so it seems strange that it did not have the badge considering it was built only 1 month after mine, unless that was the time they decided to stop putting them on of course.
 

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I noticed many years ago in Germany that Mercedes an d BMW drivers were specyifying their cars without badges. It probably says more about the British hang-ups with class and status that we care about registration numbers and badges.!
 

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If you ask your dealer they will be pleased to put a trim badge on for you to make the sale, I have done this with my last two cars, if you wish to buy them yourself they are about £20.



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