The new Smart Fortwo and Forfour
After many rumors and sketches, Daimler presented as already said, the new generation of the supermini vehicle par excellence. Thus, the new Smart Fortwo and Forfour, arriving embracing the new Renault Twingo with which it shares part of the technical platform and construction . The philosophy of the rear engine and rear wheel drive is still evident in this new generation, both the three-door version called Fortwo, and the new 5-door named Forfour.
After the 2006 signing of the diamond will cease marketing the Forfour, there have been many rumors about the marketing of a new generation of this model . For the oldest, the Fortwo, the manufacturer has provided him with a length of 2.69 m and a wheelbase of 1.87 m. For your brother happens to have length 3.49 m and 1.49 m long battle. The two models look a design of the most current, with a new front look that provide it with new optics, the front grille grille and the extremely short overhangs body.
Taking as reference the contained measures and maneuverability with a turning circle of 6.95 m for the Fortwo and Forfour for 8.75 m, makes these two new models are some real hogs streets in the capital. These two cars will be able to move swiftly and make maneuvers of the cars around envy, not to mention the parking space they use.
To add more charm to these two models, the combination of colors and materials that will be more present in your setup, so you do not have a Smart just see in your city. The space available for the load is more than advantage, with more than acceptable 260 liters in the case of the Fortwo and 185 liters in the case of the model with more doors . This means, in the case of the fortwo, an increase of 40 liters capacity over the previous generation. For the Forfour, the seats can be folded covering approximately 730 liters more than worthy.
Three-cylinder engines and innovations in the change
Engines have to talk about the new engines, responsible for giving life to these urbanites. Initially the new Smart Fortwo and Forfour will be available with two three-cylinder engines, a naturally aspirated 999 hp and 71 cm3 and 898 cm3 turbo 90 hp . To achieve greater efficiency , the manufacturer provides them with a system of automatic start and stop along with many other changes in the variable control of turbulence and variable adjustment of the intake valves.
Still has not been discussed so consumption should be checked approval numbers when the manufacturer make it public, although these figures do not correspond much with reality. Months later, the two will reach a new model or access basic motor. This will also be a three-cylinder engine but this time with less power, 60 hp . Currently there are no news on a future sports version with the hallmark of one of the preparers Smart Brabus.
Another innovation in the mechanical are the exchange rates, the new Fortwo and Forfour may be equipped with a manual gearbox five-speed with the option of an automatic dual-clutch Twinamic six speeds. So far, all manufactured Smart came standard with automatic transmission, which in truth, was not entirely effective.
Among the most striking features of the new chassis of the new generation include the construction of a front axle much like the current C Class Mercedes, with De Dion rear axle optimized, longer suspension travel at all four wheels and tires a height of slightly greater flanks. This coupled with a wide turning circle, is one of the bases for these new Smart provide dynamism and maneuverability that promise to deliver.
More safety, both active and passive
The active and passive safety has also been improved in the new Smart Fortwo and Forfour. With new security systems among which a wizard to side wind (standard), a feature that warns you about the safety distance with the vehicle in front (optional) and a surveillance system lane departure , also optional.
The Tridion safety cell that has always drawn the chest mark has also been improved. It has been subjected to a crash test demanding in highlighting the level of security offered against much larger cars . In the tests the body deformation and damage was assessed inside the Smart colliding with larger size cars such as a new Class S and Class C.
The antilock braking system ABS, the system traction control ASR and ESP stability control, the help function hill start Hill Hold and Brake Assist also form part of the active safety of the new Smart Fortwo and Forfour .
With respect to passive safety, showcase a restraint system with ISOFIX Top Tether fixing child seats for both front and rear seats. The new Smart also comes standard airbags for driver knee airbag for the driver and front passenger airbag.
Personalization and trim levels
When you first put the new Smart Fortwo and Forfour in November 2014, may be chosen with three different trim levels: Passion, Prime and Proxy . In the basic version will be standard element as type LED daytime running lights , central locking with radio remote locking, optical signal lock and immobilizer, cruise control with limiter (programmable speed limiter), outside temperature indicator with warning Ice instrument panel with monochrome LCD display and trip computer, electric front windows and. Nothing comes ill-equipped to be the basic version.
Customization options will be one of the strengths of the new Smart, each customer will be able to configure your vehicle in both its exterior and interior , thereby converting a single car, unless your tastes to expand and new customers to choose your configuration.
For its premiere, the brand plans to launch a special series Edition # 1 for the Fortwo and Forfour . This special series features a distinctive and specific design and Tridion cell painted orange washes styled with body panels in white for the Fortwo and Forfour for graphite gray.
And you, what do you think of these two new models?