Ford and Bang & Olufsen are two brand names renowned for excellence as pioneers in their industries. Ford, as the creators of the very first motor car, the Model T in 1908 and Bang & Olufsen as creators of high-end technology television and sound equipment since their early beginnings in Denmark in 1925.
So, it is natural that these two Grand Masters of Engineering should collaborate. The Ford Fiesta B&O PLAY is just that. A collaboration of timeless chic and styling, combined with effortlessly crisp audio technology. There are sound systems and there is Bang & Olufsen. Most sound systems work by increasing the sheer level of power available in the amplifier, and output of the graphic equaliser. Not so with the B&O PLAY. Designed to perfectly blend with the specific acoustic qualities of the Fiesta interior there is no dullness, no loss of tone, no shrill 'pitchiness' to the treble notes and no inky muffling to the bass beats.
The B&O PLAY is the music connoisseur's perfect car. Each space into which sound is amplified has its own unique acoustics and, taking this into account, Bang & Olufsen have created a theatre of acoustic bliss. Each bar and melody has symphonic richness whether listening to Classical or Heavy Metal. Ford have achieved this through the installation of Bang & Olufsen's Digital Sound Processor and the B&O PLAY Premium audio system with 360° sound which includes 10 speakers with separate subwoofer.
As you would expect from a Ford, the quality does not end with the body styling. The state-of-the-art FORD SYNC3 connects to your smartphone and gives you access to the infotainment, sound system through an 8" colour touchscreen. This is also able to respond to intuitive voice commands and incorporates a navigation system.
To complement the uniqueness of your choice of car, a new palette has been created. Bohai Bay Mint and Chrome Copper paint finishes will let everyone know that you are an aficionado with uncompromising taste. These tones continue to the interior as a theme, with chrome styling, interior mirror cover and floor stitching made to blend with the exterior paintwork.
Under the bonnet, the same all-encompassing range of engines is available to you as in the standard Fiesta. Choose from 1.1 5-speed petrol engine to the 1.5-litre Duratorq diesel 6-speed automatic. With power outputs of 70PS up to 120PS and a 0-60 as quick as 9 seconds, it's no wonder the Ford Fiesta is the most popular car in the UK.
Available in either a Zetec or Titanium trim, there are additional features available on the higher spec model, including Auto High Beam and Traffic Sign Recognition.