EuroNCAP finished the test for the Smart ForTwo. Conclusion: four out of five stars in Euro NCAP’s Adult Occupant protection rating. The Smart ForTwo has no rear seats and consequently has not been assessed for child protection.
The exterior is custom-painted a flaming mother-of-pearl/orange color, the interior is
upholstered in black BRABUS leather and Alcantara with orange seams, and it has lots of power under the hood: BRABUS presents the limited-edition special model BRABUS ULTIMATE 112 at the Frankfurt International Auto Show IAA 2007. The ULTIMATE 112 is based on the smart fortwo and is a true city sports car. And as such it represents a unique combination of extravagant equipment, sporty performance and agile handling.
smart will be launching an exclusive special model to mark the production start of the new smart fortwo micro hybrid drive (mhd). Its tridion safety cell gleams in silver, the bodypanels shine in brilliant crystal white and the charming two-seater zips along on stylish nine-spoke alloy wheels. Equipped with the new start/stop function, the new model consumes 8 percent less fuel in the combined cycle, and even 20 percent less fuel in urban traffic. Like the other smart fortwo micro hybrid drive models, the exclusive edition can be ordered now.
After reports that both BMW and Daimler are intending to sue to prevent distribution of Chinese knock-offs of, respectively, the BMW X5 and the SmartForTwo manufactured by Daimler, the Chinese manufacturer who is doing the dirty work has proclaimed its innocence.
According to a public relations department statement from Shuanghaun Auto, the Chinese manufacturer, it’s Noble and CEO models are not copies of the German manufacturer’s products. “We don’t think our autos (...) > Full story
CO2 emission is a very serious problem in our days. This is why the car makers are making the impossible to make their cars less danger for the environment. But how about a zero emission town and city car? The idea comes from Smart with the unveiling of their fortwo electric drive (ed), a model powered not buy an engine, but by a 41 bhp magnetic motor.
The new Brabus smart fortwo models will be available for sale very soon. Powered by a three cylinder turbo engine delivering 98 hp, the pricing for the new Brabus models start from 16490 euro and go up to 22430 euro.
Smart got into trouble! 1650 Fortwo models are being recalled due to steering problems. All the models were built between May 19 and June 6th 2007.
All the customers will have to take their vehicles to their local dealers to repair the problem, as the drivers may not be able to steer the car properly. The actual problem lies with a retaining ring that the US manufacturer, Delphi, failed to properly (...)
Smart find a solution of traveling 15.000 kilometers with only 15 refuels. This is possible with the new ForTwo CDi unveiled today. It has a fuel consumption of just 3.3 liters per 100 kilometers (NEDC) and emissions of 88 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer; this is why the new ForTwo CDi is the most economical production car worldwide. If you want to travel from central Berlin to Paris without refueling, the new ForTwo is the answer. A full tank of fuel costs around 38.00 euro and 33 liters of fuel will take the 45 bhp two-door car approximately 1,000 kilometers.
Smart has released pricing on the 2008 Fortwo. The basis model with optional air conditioning starts at $11,000; the better-equipped Passion will cost $13,000 and the Convertible will be $15,000.
State-of-the-art compact three-cylinder engines are installed at the rear of new smart fortwo. For the petrol engines, the engine capacity has been increased from 0.7 to 1.0 litres. There are two naturally aspirated engine versions to choose from, delivering 45 or 52 kW (61 / 71 bhp) respectively, (...) > Full story