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16 Smart Forfour Hatchback 1.0 Passion 5dr

Available at Business Sales Cars branches
£756 deposit + VAT
£125 per month+ VAT

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth interface for hands free telephoneBreakdown kit
Crosswind AssistCruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
Instrument cluster with displayOn board computer
Outside temperature displayService interval indicator
Smartphone cradleSpeed sensitive variable PAS

Entertainment

2 speakersBluetooth audio streaming
Smart audio system with aux/USB interface 

Exterior Features

Aspherically curved door mirror glassAutomatic intermittent rear wash/wipe
Body coloured bumpersDriving mirrors in tridion colour
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Heated rear window with timerLED daytime running lights
Rear spoilerWhite side indicators

Interior Features

12V socket with cover2 cupholders
2 rear head restraints3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel
50/50 split folding rear seat backrestAutomatic climate control
Centre console storage trayChrome inner door handles
Cloth upholsteryDriver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors
Front door storage binsFront head restraints
Front reading lightsIsofix attachments on rear seats
Leather gear knobLoad lashing points
Lockable gloveboxLuggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment lightingStorage box under rear seat
Through load facility 

Safety

3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Crash sensor (Auto hazards on)Driver and passenger airbags
Driver and passenger seatbelts with warning lightDrivers knee airbag
ESPFront side airbags(head+thorax)
Hill start assistSeat belt force limiter
Seat belt tensionersTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Automatic door lockingFolding key
ImmobiliserRemote central locking
Remote locking fuel filler flap 

Wheels

15" 8 spoke alloy wheels painted in silver
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.41CO2 (g/km)97
HC0.041Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.009Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)72.2Cylinders - Stroke (mm)81.3
Engine LayoutREAR TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)67.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)58.9

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power71
Coin SeriesPassionInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 072E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years2
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %78NCAP Child Occupant Protection %77
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65
NCAP Safety Assist %56Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)15.9Engine Power - BHP71
Engine Power - KW52Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT67
Engine Torque - MKG9.3Engine Torque - NM91
Engine Torque - RPM2850Top Speed94

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front165/65 R15
Tyre Size Rear185/60 R15Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style8 SPOKEWheel Type15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1555Length3495
Wheelbase2494Width1665
Width (including mirrors)1875 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)35Gross Vehicle Weight1400
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)975Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)185
Max. Loading Weight425Minimum Kerbweight975
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb8.65
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Smart smart forfour

The smart forfour is back. Did you even realise it had gone away? Jonathan Crouch fills you in on the details.

Ten Second Review

The smart forfour is a citycar that really does work smarter. With the engine in the back, it's astonishingly manoeuvrable and delivers excellent fuel economy from either a 1.0-litre or a 0.9-litre turbo powerplant. The interior's agreeably funky and this time round it really does look like a stretched fortwo - because that's what it is.

Background

Some cars achieve huge success without being particularly competent. We're looking at you, Peugeot 206 and Citroen Xsara Picasso. Other cars look as if they've got all the firepower to mow down the opposition only to shoot themselves in the foot, a fair assessment of the original smart forfour. Launched to ride on the coat-tails of the ground-breaking smart citycar, the forfour ought to have done a lot better. It wasn't priced crazily, it looked good, it was built on rock-solid Mitsubishi mechanicals and it drove better than many people imagined. Especially the racy Brabus version which is well worth tracking down today. Thing is, it just never caught on and was ditched within two short years. Undeterred, smart is back once again with another crack at the forfour model. This time round the underpinnings are shared with Renault and the engine's gone from up front to out back. Will this radically different approach bear fruit?

Driving Experience

There really wasn't a lot of mechanical commonality between the old smart fortwo and the forfour, but this time round, the forfour is essentially a stretched fortwo, in this instance sharing around 70 per cent parts commonality with the Renault Twingo. Customers get to choose between 71PS and 90PS engines, the former a normally-aspirated 1.0-litre unit and the latter an 899cc turbocharged item. Unless you knew beforehand, there is little in the forfour's handling characteristics that suggests it's rear-engined. Neither of the two engines are particularly rapid, and both will require a bit of rowing along on major roads. The 71PS car gets to 62mph in a yawnsome 16.9 seconds, while the 90PS models take a more presentable 11.9s. Smart promises better refinement at speed compared to the Twingo thanks to additional soundproofing. Another piece of good news is that the hideous semi-automatic gearbox that plagued smarts for years has been ditched and in comes a slick five-speed manual 'box with a six-speed twin-clutch automatic following on its heels. The 8.65m turning circle means you'll have no problem diving back for a parking spot and the steering has been deliberately made very light to make city manoeuvring extra simple.

Design and Build

Whereas the old forfour really had to stretch to try to carry off the smart family look, this one couldn't really be anything else. It really does look like a smart fortwo that's been Photoshopped into something longer and shares the smaller car's pug-like front end and the hallmark tridion safety cell. There's a lot of shape in the flanks, from the swage lines near the door handles to the almost Volvo-like shoulder line that's most apparent as it melds into the rear light cluster. Look down and there's a genuine concavity to the lower door panels, smart going a bit further than sticking a curved detail on there as you'd get on a Renault Clio or Captur. The cabin features as many quirky touches as you can stomach and it's good to see smart pushing the boat out a bit with colours and textures, including a technical mesh finish. At the prices charged, this should be a car that feels premium and different to the usual citycar norm. It's still not huge inside, and the boot measures a mean 180-litres. The good news is that the rear doors open to 85 degrees (which makes getting in the back simple) and the rear seats fold completely flat, offering up to 975-litres of space.

Market and Model

The entry-level passion trim opens proceedings at just over £11,500, with the prime model commanding nearly £1,000 more and the proxy version priced identically. The passion is fitted with 15" eight-spoke alloy wheels, automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and a choice of either an orange/black interior or a white/black interior. The prime features 15" five-twin-spoke black alloys and gets a panoramic glass roof with sun protection, as well as black leather upholstery, heated seats and lane-keeping assist. Additional dashboard instrument pods with a cockpit clock and rev counter are a returning smart staple. Upgrade to the proxy and you'll find 16" rims and a blue and white interior with Artico and cloth upholstery. It also gets the Sports Package which includes a sports leather multifunction steering wheel, suspension lowered by 10mm, rubber studded alloy sports pedals and an exhaust finisher in chrome. Should you wish to go further, the optional Premium package will ask around £800 of you and deliver rear parking assistance, a smart media system with navigation, a height adjustable steering wheel and heated, electrically adjustable door mirrors. Premium Plus is only offered on the upper two trims and includes all of the above, as well as ambient lighting, a 'coming home' lighting function, LED headlamps with a light guide, rain and light sensors and a rear view camera. That'll set you back around £1,3000, which seems far from exorbitant.

Cost of Ownership

Choose a smart forfour with a manual gearbox and the 71PS engine, as most UK customers are expected to do, and you'll have a car which will return 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and emit just 93g/km of carbon dioxide. That's only 1.2mpg down on the two-seat fortwo and definitely redeems what we thought were slightly lacklustre numbers for the smaller car. Choose the 899cc turbo model and although it's a bit quicker, efficiency isn't dented too badly. Here you'll manage 67.3mpg and 97g/km. Where the car looks likely to score over its less charismatic rivals is in terms of resale value. The old forfour didn't set the market ablaze in this regard, but the more consistent brand identity of the latest forfour should see it home.

Summary

We're pretty impressed with the latest smart forfour. The pragmatic engineering that underpins it gives it some real advantages. No front driveshafts means that the wheels can be steered to a 45-degree angle, giving it otherworldly manoeuvrability. Packaging the engine in the back isn't a real issue for a citycar that's rarely tasked with heavy hauling duties. It's a car that looks and feels special inside but which hasn't been unrealistically priced. We'd like to get our hands on one of the dual-clutch automatics and put that through its paces, but for the time being, this smart forfour makes a convincing case for itself. If you prefer a citycar that is anything but the anonymous econobox, it's got a strong claim for your custom.

Performance
40%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
40%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
20%
Equipment
70%
Economy
100%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
100%

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Monthly payment£125
Deposit£756
Term (months)36
Contract mileage30000
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