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Smart Fortwo

The Smart Fortwo is a pint-sized city car with seating for two and a surprising amount of passenger space inside. Available as a coupe or convertible, its rear wheels are driven by your choice of a gas engine or an electric drivetrain.

About the Smart Fortwo

There are four gasoline and electric trim levels for the two-seat Smart Fortwo, Pure, Passion, Prime, and Proxy. However, the gasoline Pure comes as a coupe only, while the Electric Drive is available in Pure, Passion and Prime trims. The gas-engine is a turbocharged 0.9-litre three-cylinder making 89 horsepower and a 100 pound-feet mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission A Standard feature for the car is the ability for iOS and select Android Smartphone users to download a free Cross Connect app that controls phone, audio, internet streaming radio, vehicle information and a navigation system.

The next trim, Passion, has an addition of alloy wheels, heated and power-adjustable mirrors, black exterior, interior contrasting upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. It also comes with a height-adjustable driver seat, as well as an additional storage compartment located in the centre console, and a retractable cargo cover. For the Prime Smart, there is silver exterior trim, cornering lights, fog lights, automatic headlights, and wipers, as well as a panoramic glass roof, leather upholstery, heated seats and interior ambient lighting.

For the top of the range Proxy, there is white exterior trim, sixteen-inch wheels, sport suspension, alloy pedals and shift paddles for the automatic transmission. The Proxy is also equipped with an eight-speaker JBL sound system.

Available Options

The Brabus Sport package is available for the Passion, Prime, and Proxy Smart Fortwo models that include the Proxy's sport suspension and shift paddles. It also adds a stiffer anti-roll bar, grey painted wheels, staggered-width performance tires, and special elements regarding the interior and exterior styling. There is a package that includes a rear-view camera as well as parking sensors. Individual options are available for forwarding collision warning, premium vinyl imitation leather upholstery, and a Smartphone cradle set in the middle of the dashboard that also allows it to function as a touchscreen controller.

Transmission Improvement

The Smart Fortwo offers the choice of a five-speed manual, or a proper twin-clutch auto-manual, a big improvement of the old single-clutch box. A new turbocharged three-cylinder engine comes with 89 horsepower making the Smart ride a much better drive than the previous version and altogether a fun car to drive.

The Smart automobile's main factory is found at Hambach, France. However, the headquarters are located in Boblingen, Germany. The Fortwo's original and different styling is considered as one of the most persistent and lasting of the Smart car variants.