Smart Fortwo Change Platform But Stay Fancy

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The third generation Smart fortwo got a completely new look, but retained the usual two-tone color of the body. In the front part of the car now flaunts a diamond-shaped optics with built-in U-shaped daytime running lights.

The new radiator grille has a fresh smart logo on itself, and on the bumper there is a slightly aggressive pseudo-air intake reminding that we are still a car, and not a pretty toy model.

Dimensions

In terms of dimensions, the new generation of smart fortwo has practically not changed. The hatchback retained the previous body length of 106.5″, but received a slightly larger wheelbase – 73.8″. The width of the city car grew to 65.3″, while the height sagged to 61″.

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At the same time, we note that the new smart fortwo delivered an absolute record for the diameter of the reversal, for which the novelty requires only 22.8 feet. The nearest pursuer in the face of Toyota iQ is already stacked as much as 25.5 ft.

Fancy Interior

The new exterior was followed by a new interior. Double smart fortwo flaunts an abundance of oval, spherical and round elements of design, can be completed with fabric upholstery of the upper part of the front panel, got a modernized instrument panel and a display of the on-board multimedia system displayed on the stand.

A bit more than the predecessor, the trunk of the smart fortwo became. Now he is ready to swallow up to 9.1 cu ft of cargo.

Tiny Engines

The new generation smart fortwo will receive three gasoline engines, and subsequently a version with an electric motor, details of which have not yet been disclosed. Initially, a smart fortwo will enter the market with two engines, but a little later they will be added a new base engine with a output of 60 hp, the characteristics of which the manufacturer promises to reveal during the Paris Motor Show.

As for the remaining engines, the first of them will receive three cylinders of in-line arrangement and 1.0 liters (999 cm³) of working volume. The motor will be equipped with a multi-point injection system, and its maximum power will not exceed 71 hp. The torque of this power plant at its peak will reach 67 ft lb.

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The second engine will boast a working volume of 0.9 liters and a turbocharger, allowing you to develop up to 90 hp. Power and about 99 ft lb of torque. Unlike the previous generation, the new smart fortwo will receive two gearboxes – a basic 5-speed manual and a 6-speed robotic Twinamic with two dry clutches Getrag.

Based on Renault Twingo

At the heart of the new generation smart fortwo is the rear-wheel drive chassis from the fresh Renault Twingo, which debuted this spring.

A miniature smart fortwo hatchback received a stiffer Tridion power frame and a revised suspension: an independent McPherson front and a semi-detached De Dion with new shock absorbers and springs at the rear.

As before, the smart fortwo will be equipped with ventilated disc brakes on the front wheels and drum mechanisms on the rear wheels.

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