Smart Fortwo W451 Second generation
|Body style||3-door hatchback|
|Engine||0.8 L diesel (turbo) I3 1.0 L petrol I3 1.0 L petrol (turbo) I3|
|Wheelbase||1,870 mm (73.5 in) (2008–10) 1,867 mm (73.5 in) (2011–)|
|Length||2,690 mm (106.1 in) (2008–10) 2,695 mm (106.1 in) (2011–)|
|Width||1,560 mm (61.4 in) (2008–10) 1,559 mm (61.4 in) (2011–)|
|Height||1,540 mm (60.7 in) (2008–10) 1,542 mm (60.7 in) (2011–)|
Introduced 10 November 2006, the second generation, model W451, featured slightly greater length and improved crash performance while maintaining similar styling.
Engine and fuel economy
The new 999 cc I3 version 3B21 (2007 onwards) is produced by Mitsubishi Motors and it comprises normally aspirated (NA) and turbo versions. The turbo petrol version has a power of 84 PS (83 hp). The NA 999 cc engine has 11.4:1 compression ratio and premium fuel (95+ octane RON) is recommended. It is rated at 71 hp (53 kW). The US NA 999 cc engine has a 10:1 compression ratio and premium fuel (91 octane AKI) is recommended and is rated at 70 hp (71 PS; 52 kW). German tuner company Brabus, in a joint venture with Smart, has developed a version with 72 kW (97 hp; 98 PS) and 140 N·m torque, originally available only in Europe, but now available elsewhere.
European Union (EU) testing rates the 999 cc Smart at 4.7 L/100 km (60 mpg-imp; 50 mpg-US) for the gasoline model and 3.4 L/100 km (83 mpg-imp; 69 mpg-US) for the diesel. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the vehicle at 36 mpg-US (6.5 L/100 km; 43 mpg-imp) combined.
The Smart Fortwo's length is 8 ft 10 in (2.69 m) (second generation).
An exposed, rigid steel frame, marketed as the "Tridion" frame, surrounds and protects the passenger compartment while defining the car's shape and design—and allowing for interchangeable plastic body panels to complete the exterior. With a weight of 730 kg (1,609 lb), it is one of the lightest cars in the European market.
|Fuel Capacity||33 litres|
The Smart is equipped with seat-mounted combination side airbags as well as electronic stability control. To maximize the front crumple zone, the smart Fortwo's engine is rear-mounted.
In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests, the 2008 Smart Fortwo, the smallest car marketed in the US market, earned the top overall rating of "Good" in both the front and side crash tests. The Fortwo received the "Good" score in 8 of 11 measured injury categories. Its seat/head restraints earned the second highest rating of "Acceptable" for protection against whiplash in rear impacts. The IIHS did an offset crash test with a Smart Fortwo and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is 40% of one car's driver's side head on with 40% of another car's driver's side, and the Smart received a "Poor" rating due to the occupants' heads slamming into the steering wheel. Also, there was too much intrusion into the footwell of the Smart Fortwo. The dummy movement was not well controlled. The Smart Fortwo spun 450 degrees in the air upon impact.
At the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, Smart launched the a "micro hybrid drive" version of the Fortwo. Smart claimed this provides a fuel efficiency improvement of eight percent from 50 miles per US gallon (4.7 L/100 km; 60 mpg-imp) to almost 55 miles per US gallon (4.3 L/100 km; 66 mpg-imp), while Carbon dioxide emissions drop from 112 to 103 g/km.The mhd version of the Fortwo is not currently available in the USA or Canada.
BRABUS is a sport package that include a sport exhaust with dual center tips, sport suspension, 15- front and 17-inch rear wheels, power steering and all the BRABUS visual cues. The BRABUS package is available in cabriolet or coupe variations, the latter equipped with a glass panoramic roof, and a choice of two colors, metallic silver or deep black.
Brabus (102bhp) Turbo
|Top Speed||96 mph|
|0-60 mph||8.6 secs|
|Torque||147 Nm, 108 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||119 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||5|
|Miles Per Tank||392 miles|
|Gearbox||5 Speed Auto|
|Drivetrain||Rear wheel drive|
Canadian 10th anniversary edition
Smart Canada released ten 10th anniversary edition smart Fortwo cars in February 2009. Each car started life as a Canadian BRABUS model before being converted into 10th anniversary editions by BRABUS in Germany. All of the cars are arctic grey metallic with chalet brown and alcantara leather interiors with black BRABUS Monoblock 7 wheels. Each car has a number plate on the dash to signify its production number out of ten. One was given away in the tenth anniversary contest and the remaining nine cars were available for purchase via smart Canada's buyers draw.
smart Canada also commissioned Busch Automodelle GmbH to produce 1:87 scale versions (with a black tridion), of which 10,000 were made.