The second-generation Smart ForFour has a lot of redeeming qualities about it. The fact that it’s bigger than the ForTwo is already a plus on its own, but its front section also looks a lot more modern than I thought it would. So yeah, I’m a fan of the ForFour and I’m actually excited to hear that Smart decided to introduce the ForFour’s own "Edition 1" model.
It’s just like what big brother Mercedes has done with some of its recent models, only with a Smart badge. But don’t let the badge fool you because the ForFour Edition 1 is actually a pretty cool model that’s got its own checklist of exclusive features.
The Graphite Gray primary hue is a good start to the look of the ForFour Edition 1. Add the Lava Orange exterior highlights, and you get a nice two-tone finish going on. There’s also a new black front grille and a panoramic roof with sunblind. The latter feature, in particular, is the kind of luxury feature you normally don’t see in a ForFour.
Moving on, the ForFour Edition 1 also gets the treat of a new set of 16-inch, black alloy wheels, a lowered sports suspension that drops the ride by 10 mm (0.39 inches), and a chromed tailpipe.
Smart has made no indication on when it plans to launch the ForFour Edition 1, but it’s a good bet that it’s going to be soon because a Smart that looks like this deserves to be in dealerships sooner than later.
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Smart ForFour Edition 1 In Detail
Smart also took the time to give the interior of the ForFour Edition 1 a nice facelift, the most notable of which are the black and orange fabric seats, and the chrome door handles. The two-tone look is consistent with the colors of the exterior, although the orange dashboard looks a little tacky.
The ForFour Edition also received a leather-wrapped, multi-function three-spoke steering wheel, velour floor mats, and e a 3.5-inch TFT instrument cluster with its own on-board computer.
There is no mention of which powerplant the Edition 1 ForFour will use, but the base model has three engines available: a 0.9-liter 90 horsepower, a naturally aspirated 1.0-liter with 71 horses, and a 1.0-liter with 60 horses.