Starting Ocotber the Smart Fortwo will receive a new technology: the micro hybrid drive (mhd) technology with a user-friendly automatic start-stop system that will reduce NEDC consumption of the two naturally aspirated engines by an average of 8%.
The smart micro hybrid drive (mhd) automatic start-stop function has proven itself since 2007, although to date it has only been available for the 71 bhp model. To reduce the fuel costs for the smart fortwo, the two petrol models with 61 bhp and 71 bhp engines are now being fitted with the start-stop automatic function as standard. This reduces the consumption of both versions in the combined cycle by around eight percent (to 4.3 litres, NEDC). CO2 emissions are reduced to 103 grams per kilometre. In urban traffic with frequent stop-and-go situations savings of almost 20 percent are even possible.