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Brand New 19 smart Fortwo Coupe1.0 Passion 2dr

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From £11,415
£999 deposit
£129 per month
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic start/stop systemCrosswind Assist
Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiterDirect steer system with speed sensitive power assistance and variable steering ratio
Instrument cluster with multifunctional 3.5 inch colour displayOn board computer
Outside temperature display with frost warningService interval indicator
Voice recognition for smartphones 


Smart audio system - matrix display, FM/AM tuner, USB/AUX, bluetooth audio streaming and telephone connect, volume control and 2 speakers 

Exterior Features

Black fabric roofBlack front grille
Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Comfort windscreen wipersDoor mirror with aspherically curved mirror glass on the driver’s side
Driving mirrors in tridion colourElectric front windows
H4 halogen headlampsHeated rear windscreen with timer control
LED daytime running lightsLockable service bonnet
Radiator trim in blackRear spoiler
Rear windscreen wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash functionTail lights
Third brake lightWhite side indicators

Interior Features

12V socket with cover3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel
Automatic climate controlCentre console with pull out tray and double cup holder
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrorsFabric upholstery
Front head restraintsInterior lighting incl. reading light for driver and passenger
Isofix child seat attachmentLeather handbrake lever
Leather trimmed gearshift leverLoad lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Lockable glove compartmentLuggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment lightingMap pockets on driver and passenger seatbacks
Matt chrome interior door openerPassenger seat with through load function
Storage compartment in front doorsStorage compartment in tailgate


Airbag deactivation switchAirbags - kneebag for driver
Airbags - sidebags for driver and front passenger (combined head/thorax airbags)Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Brake assistCrash sensor for activation of hazard warning lights
Driver and passenger airbagsElectronic brake force distribution
Electronic Stability ProgrammeFront door side impact protection system
Hill start assistPedestrian impact protection front and side
Seat belts - Three-point, with seat belt tensioners and belt force limitersSeatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system


Central locking with convenience closing features and immobiliserCentral locking with radio remote control and visual locking verification signal
Drive lock - Doors locked automatically when vehicle is on the moveFolding key


15" 8 spoke alloy wheels painted in silverBreakdown kit with air compressor and sealant back
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.317CO2 (g/km)115
HC0.029Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.006Standard 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
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves12

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)56.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)62.8EC Urban (mpg)47.9


Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power71
Coin SeriesPassionInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 073E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years2
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %82NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %56
NCAP Safety Assist %56Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)14.4Engine Power - BHP71
Engine Power - KW52Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT67
Engine Torque - MKG9.3Engine Torque - NM91
Engine Torque - RPM2850Top Speed94

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 


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

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)1893 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)35Gross Vehicle Weight1150
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)350Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)260
Max. Loading Weight260Minimum Kerbweight890
No. of Seats2Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb6.95
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 fortwo

The smart fortwo is different in third generation form - yet somehow still much the same. Jonathan Crouch drives the enticing entry-level 1.0-litre 71bhp variant.

Ten Second Review

The smart fortwo is back, slicker and better engineered than ever. You get to choose between fixed-top and cabrio bodystyles and between a normally aspirated 71bhp engine or a turbocharged 90bhp unit and there's something to be said for both of them. We tried the lesser powerplant in a fixed-tp model - still not cheap, but then, this is a car that's going to sell on style. This time round though, there's substance to back it up.


Maybe it's the fact that the smart fortwo and its predecessor, the city coupe, have been with us since 1998 or maybe it's due to the fact that the market for citycars has boomed with new entrants, but it's easy to overlook quite what an enormous step smart took introducing this two-seater back in the last century. Think about it. What other car in the last, say, thirty years has changed the form factor from the existing shape quite as radically as this fortwo? I can't think of one. The car we have here, the latest fortwo in base 71bhp 1.0-litre petrol fixed-top guise, shares the original's rear-mid engined layout and two seater layout, and many of the styling signatures have a clear form line. Where this car is massively different is in the way it drives and we'll get into that a bit later. Suffice to say, if the last experience you had with a Smart was with one of those wheezy old cars with their jerky automatic gearchanges, perhaps you owe it to yourself to try one of these new cars.

Driving Experience

For most people, the leisurely 999cc 71bhp powerplant we tried will be enough for fortwo ownership. If I were choosing a car purely for city driving and wasn't too fussed about underscoring my 'man credentials' at every set of traffic lights, I'd be tempted. This car will get to 62mph in 14.4 seconds. The biggest improvement to this car over the old smarts remains the transmission. Gone is the vile robotised manual change that had your head jerking about like a Thunderbird puppet with each gearchange. In its place comes a choice between a five-speed manual box with the 'twinamic' six-speed twin-clutch automatic also available. As ever, this car has an unprecedentedly small turning circle. It's just 6.95 metres, partly because there are no driveshafts going to the front wheels, so they can be angled right out to 45 degrees. That's really handy when you spot a parking space on the other side of the road and need to dive in quick smart.

Design and Build

When I first saw pictures of this third-generation smart fortwo, and I'm not going to pull any punches here, I thought it was awful. All of the appealing cuteness of the original version seemed to have been lost. That impression changed the moment I got to have a walk round this car. The fortwo is one of those cars that doesn't seem to photograph very well but which has lots of interesting angles and intriguing details that gel really well in real life. If anything, the design changes have made it look even smaller than ever, the chunkier styling giving it a hall-of-mirrors beefiness that shouldn't work but does. Both fixed-top and cabrio versions are available: we tried the former. The virtually non-existent overhangs at the front and rear and the 100 mm wider track creates that pugnacious stance. As before, the colour contrast between tridion cell and body panels is another characteristic feature of the smart brand. In profile there's a much bigger angle between bonnet and windscreen on this one than on previous fortwo designs - smart calls this a "one-and-a-half box" design as a result.

Market and Model

As estate agents will always insist, size isn't any great indicator of price, and so it proves here. The fortwo range opens at just over £11,000 on the road for the 71bhp version we tried and is offered in three main trim levels, passion, prime and proxy. We tried the fixed-top model but smart has also developed a pretty cabriolet bodystyle you can ask your dealer about. The passion models get 15" 8-spoke alloy wheels painted in silver, and automatic climate control and the Smart Audio-System. This gets a 3.5-inch colour screen, AUX and USB interface, Bluetooth streaming and hands-free phone, and you can also Bluetooth to the smart cross connect app for iOS and Android. A word on smart's 'cross connect' app that comes with ownership, something the brand is very proud of. Its big drawcard is what it calls community parking. Owners simply download the app to their mobiles, attach said phone to the adjustable cradle and Bluetooth it all up. Once Cross Connect is fired up, drivers simply swipe to the community menu and let the app discover the closest available parking spaces, many of which are only suitable for the minuscule dimensions of the Smart Fortwo. It seems that Smart reckons that we'd want to share this information. Am I just being extraordinarily selfish, or would you rather keep the location of a valued parking spot to yourself? Yep, thought so.

Cost of Ownership

Owners won't have to pay too much to keep a fortwo on the road. The normally-aspirated manual car I tried returns 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and 57.7mpg in town, with emissions pegged at 93g/km. Those figures are for cars with the manual gearbox but don't vary much if, as I would, you opt for the twin-clutch auto transmission. The manual car comes as standard with stop/start although you need to put the gearbox into neutral and have your foot on the brake to kill the engine in stationary traffic. If nothing else, it'll encourage you not to ride the clutch. Anything else to consider? Residual values will stack up quite well and upon purchase, you get a year's free international smart road assistance service offering breakdown assistance in emergencies. This can be renewed annually following a service with your local Smart Retailer. The three-year unlimited mileage warranty is better than most and there's Smart Service Care, a service plan designed to take care of your servicing costs for the first two, three or four services. It only comes to only about £15 a month, which seems a bit of a no-brainer to me. You might well spend that yourself on having the thing regularly valeted.


In order to come up with a fair analysis on this MK3 model smart fortwo, it's worth reminding ourselves what this car is not. It's not sporty. It's not quick. It's not notably spacious and if you're a tightwad, you're not going to find it particularly cheap. It is, and has been since 1998, the quintessential citycar. It's supremely space-efficient, it's easy to park, easy to see out of, rugged enough to shake off abuse, doesn't cost much to run, looks good and drives well, in the urban landscape at least. Everything that smart really needed to improve, they have. Of course, there will be those for whom the lack of rear seats and modest luggage capacity will be red-liners, and those who want a car with longer legs or punchier handling abilities aren't going to rate the fortwo either. So it's a bit of a niche object, but then that was always the case. For the few floating voters who tried the old car but didn't feel that it was executed slickly enough, it's time to give the fortwo another go. I reckon you might like this one.


* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£129
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate1.95%
Cash price£11,415
Arnold Clark deposit£1244.90
Credit amount£9171.10
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£3480
Total amount payable£11,925.90
Contract mileage28,000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
Representative APR2%

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