Four Firsts For smart forfour

smart forfour

smart forfour

  • First smart with four seats and five doors goes on sale in UK
  • First smart with diesel engine in the UK
  • First manual gearbox in a smart
  • First UK terrestrial TV advertising campaign
smart has announced UK prices for the new forfour, starting from £7,995 OTR, for the special launch black edition.

The smart forfour, the first smart with four seats and five doors, will be available on British roads from 1 September. Customers can choose from a range of five powerful engines, including two responsive diesel engines built by Mercedes-Benz; the first time customers have been able to buy a diesel smart in the UK.

The lively 1.1 litre, 3 cylinder petrol engine in pulse trim is available from £8,995 OTR, rising to £12,370 OTR, for the 3 cylinder 1.5 cdi (95 bhp) in passion trim. The range will also feature a manual gearbox for the first time, while still offering smart’s softouch automated gearbox as an option.

Jeremy Simpson, Head of smart in the UK and Ireland, said: "This extremely attractive pricing is great news for customers and means the smart forfour is an absolute must for the shopping lists of anyone looking to buy a distinctive but practical hatchback."

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Published 19 July 2004 Melanie Carter

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