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Brand New smart forfour 60kW EQ Premium 17kWh 5dr Auto [22kWch]

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

22kW onboard charger with rapid charging functionAcoustic presence indicator
Crosswind AssistCruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
Electric power steeringEmergency call service
Exterior temperature indicator with frost warningInstrument cluster with multifunctional 3.5 inch colour TFT display and on board computer
Instrument display with battery charge status display and power displayOwners manual and service booklet in English
Rear Park assist with acoustic warning and reversing camera 


7 kW onboard chargerCharging cable for household socket
Charging cable for wall box/charging stationsSingle speed transmission


smart Media-System - 9" multi touch display, Bluetooth audio streaming/hands-free, Android Auto/Apple Car Play, DAB Radio, AUX/USB interface 

Exterior Features

85 degree opening rear doorsBody colour door handles
Body colour radiator grilleBody coloured bumpers
Comfort front windscreen wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash functionDark tinted heat insulated glass
Door mirror with aspherically curved mirror glass on the driver's sideDriving mirrors in tridion colour
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsH4 halogen headlamps with integrated LED daytime driving lights
Heated rear windowLockable service cover
Manual headlamp range adjustmentPanoramic glass roof with sunblind
Power windows with convenience opening and closingRear side wing doors
Rear window wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash functionRoof antenna
Third brake light featuring LED technologyWhite side indicators

Interior Features

12V socket with cover in centre console2 rear head restraints
2 seat bench in 2nd row3 spoke leather multifunction sports steering wheel with anthracite bezel and grey double stitching
Automatic climate controlBackrest adjustment with one-touch function for driver and front passenger
Black leather gearshift knobBoot lighting
Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studsCentre console with roller cover and folding front centre armrest
Charge cable bagDashboard and door centre panel in black fabric and accent trim in black/grey
Driver/front passenger reading lightsDriver/front passenger sunvisors with ticket holder
Driver/front passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrorFabric upholstery with white double stitching
Front head restraintsFront passenger seat with through loading function with fully folding backrest
Grey headliningHeight adjustable driver's seat
Height adjustable steering columnI-size child seat attachment system for front passenger with manual airbag deactivation
Interior door opener in matt chromeLoad lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Lockable glove compartmentLuggage compartment lighting
Manually operated rear side windowsReady space seat-Swivell cushion,removable cargo box,2 cupholder/retractable stowage comp,rear backrest folded 50/50,cargo position 12degree
Ruffled pockets on front seat backrestsSingle front passenger seat
Storage compartment in doors with netStorage compartment in rear doors
Stowage net on centre console 


Winter pack with heated rear seats - ForFour 

Passive Safety

Active brake assist forward collision warning system with autonomous braking functionAirbags - driver and front passenger with manual deactivation on the front passenger
Airbags - kneebag for driverAirbags - side airbags for driver and front passenger
Airbags - windowbags front driver and front passengerAnti-lock braking system (ABS)
Child locks on rear doorsCrash sensor for activation of hazard warning lights
Electronic Stability ProgrammeHeight adjustable seatbelts for driver and front passenger
Hill start assistRear belt status indicator in overhead control panel
Retaining strap for securing items on the front passenger seatSeat belts - Three-point, with seat belt tensioners and belt force limiters
Tyre pressure monitoring system 


Central locking with radio remote control + visual locking verification signal and immobiliserDrive lock - automatic door locking when driving
Folding key with remote control (Second key with fixed bit) 


16" 5 twin spoke alloy wheels painted in black with high sheen finishBreakdown kit with air compressor and sealant back
Summer tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh17.2Battery Charge Slow kW3.1
Battery Charge Slow Percentage10-80Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)510
Battery Charge Fast kW7.2Battery Charge Fast Percentage10-80
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)198Battery Charge Rapid kW22
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage10-80Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)40
Battery TypeLithium-ionCharging Port LocationRight Side Rear
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km15.9
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage62000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8
Usable Battery Capacity17.2WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb17
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.7WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb125
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb78 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0Noise Level dB(A)66

Engine and Drive Train



Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0
Badge Power82Coin Description60kW EQ 17kWh 22kWCh
Coin SeriesPremiumGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 079EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years2Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)12.7Engine Power - BHP82
Engine Power - KW60Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT118
Engine Torque - MKG16.3Engine Torque - NM160
Engine Torque - RPM3500Top Speed81

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front185/50 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)1875 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight1570Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)975
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)185Max. Loading Weight370
Minimum Kerbweight1200No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb9.05
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 EQ forfour

smart's all-electric EQ formula also includes its five-door forfour model. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

We're now well used to the idea of an all-electric smart fortwo. But what if you want all of that car's urban advantages but need more than two seats? That's where this forfour EQ model comes in.


The advantages of all-electric cars are well documented, but they can be expensive to buy. That's been part of the enduring appeal of smart's fortwo EQ model which, after government grants, can be yours for just under £17,000. It only has two seats though, which for some urban folk will be unreasonably restrictive. These people may well like the idea of being able to get a five-door 'forfour' version of the same car for less than £500 more. Smart is banking on that anyway. The brand has been offering battery-powered models for a decade now and here, it's delivered its most sophisticated technology yet.

Driving Experience

Around town, this smart's driving characteristics are agile and lively, aided by an ultra-small turning circle. And on the open road? Well how does the thought of 0-60 in 4.8 seconds grab you? Okay, it's 60km/h but, thanks to 160Nm of torque in something this light, it's still respectably quick. 0-62mph takes 11.5s on the way to 81mph flat out. It's certainly brisk enough to be able to sidestep the brake pedal and catapult the little forfour off the line. That it does so without anything in the way of engine noise is even more impressive, the merest whirr of the uprated 60kW (82hp) electric motor accompanying a scarcely perceptible whine from the one-speed transmission. It's all very serene and makes city driving rather stress free. On the highway, you can theoretically reach an 81mph maximum, but this does rather chew the battery's range which, when driven a bit more sedately, can be eked out to up to 100 miles. An indicator on the dashboard lets you know how efficiently you're driving. Needless to say, you'll be tempted to gun it everywhere. It's too much fun not to. With all of the batteries mounted in the sandwich floor, the forfour electric drive has an admirably low centre of gravity and probably corners better than its petrol sibling. The lithium-ion battery's underfloor position is both thermally stable and good for crash protection.

Design and Build

No practical compromises have been made with this forfour model to incorporate the electric drive layout, so the recipe is much as it was in the (now discontinued) petrol version of this car. The forfour 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 price 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

There are three trim levels on offer to smart forfour EQ customers - 'passion advanced', 'pulse premium' and 'prime exclusive'. The base 'passion advanced' version costs from just over £19,535, once the government's £1,500 Plug-in car grant is taken into account. That puts this smart against tough competition. An all-electric Renault ZOE would cost not much more - and would give you more interior space - but obviously, it wouldn't be as small and nippy as this fortwo. Smart also offers two-door fortwo coupe and fortwo cabrio variants with the same battery powertrain. With the "smart control" app that comes with the car, lots of electric drive information can be accessed via smartphone, tablet or PC and functions such as pre-entry climate control or intelligent charging can be conveniently controlled remotely. Two programmable departure times can be entered in, meaning that intelligent charging and pre-entry climate control do not always need to be re-set for frequent journeys. Options include a 'winter package' with a heated steering wheel and the 'electric drive design' package that gives the vehicle an expressive look with tridion safety cell and door mirror caps painted in exclusive electric green. Were I a purchaser, I'd want to talk to my smart retailer about the cost of adding a wall charging box at home to decrease the total charging time from seven to six hours.

Cost of Ownership

Once you've found the upfront list price of this car, the savings just keep coming. So there are no road tax charges to pay, no congestion charges, no bridge tolls, very low maintenance costs, tiny company car tax levies and only the cost of your electricity to pay, variable of course based on your supplier and the time of day you charge. To give you some idea here, smart reckons that owners will be shelling out an average of between £1.60 to £2.40 in electricity charges every sixty miles or so, meaning that 6,000 miles would cost you only around £250 in 'fuel'. And, as long as you're buying your electricity from a renewable source, a warm and fuzzy green conscience comes as part of the deal. There's a three year warranty as standard, which you can extend to five years if you wish. This model now has a powerful 22kW on-board charger as standard, which has made possible a quick charging time of less than 40 minutes (from 10-80% charge). With the "smart control" app, the charging process can be conveniently monitored remotely, the app also including many more functions such as intelligent charging.


We quite like the idea of the smart fortwo EQ model, but we can't really see why you would buy one when this five-door forfour variant costs just £500 more and gives you so many more ownership options. Either way, you get a charming piece of technology that works extremely well, drives nicely and seems a perfect technological fit. In some ways, it's more convincing than a rival Renault ZOE at doing the citycar thing and makes vehicles like the Peugeot e208 and the Vauxhall Corsa-e look rather over-priced, though it can't match the operating range of models like that. If you only need a car for short town trips, that may not matter. A wider network of recharging points in car parks and service stations would be needed for vehicles like this smart forfour EQ model to really take off. That and further incentives to make electric cars more attractive to consumers. This smart appears to have the basics just about right though, and in urban areas particularly, it makes real sense.


* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£299
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate6.73%
Cash price£22,770
Credit amount£18,721
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£8063.83
Total amount payable£26,474.83
Smart deposit£3050
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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