smart forfour Review
In July 2005 smart celebrated two major milestones in its history, firstly it has been 5 years since the smart brand was launched in the UK and secondly the 45,000th smart was registered in the UK.21 August 2005
In July 2005 smart celebrated two major milestones in its history, firstly it has been 5 years since the smart brand was launched in the UK and secondly the 45,000th smart was registered in the UK.
The smart brand is synonymous with the two-seat fortwo model (previously the city-coupe) and the roadster and roadster-coupe sports cars. For those who have outgrown the two-seat models and require a more practical 4/5 seater or for those who want a 'real' car, smart have introduced the forfour.
The forfour shares the same platform and manual transmission as the new Mitsubishi Colt. The new petrol engines are the result of cooperation between DaimlerChrysler and Mitsubishi and both models are built at the same factory in Holland.
The smart forfour is available with a choice of three petrol engines a 1.1 litre, 1.3 litre & 1.5 litre and two economical 1.5 litre diesel engines with power outputs of 68 bhp and 95 bhp. The forfour model range features a 5-speed manual transmission as standard (the first manual gearbox in a smart) with the automated 6-speed 'softouch plus' transmission available as an option.
June 2005 saw the launch of the most powerful production smart yet, the BRABUS forfour with a power output of 177 bhp thrusting it from 0-62.5 mph in only 6.9 seconds, with a top speed of 137 mph. For more information [ click here ]
Available in purestyle, black edition, coolstyle, pulse, passion and BRABUS trim levels - prices range from £7,995 to £17,195.
smart forfour Road Test Data
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