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Brand New Smart Fortwo Coupe 1.0 White Edition 2dr

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From £12,715
£139 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth interface for hands free telephoneBreakdown kit
Cockpit clock and rev counterCrosswind Assist
Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiterInstrument cluster with display
Mirror link for smart media systemOn board computer
Outside temperature displayRear Park assist
Service interval indicatorSmart media navigation with 7" touch screen
Smartphone cradleSpeed sensitive variable PAS
Voice control system 

Entertainment

4 speakers + 2 tweetersBluetooth audio streaming
Smart audio system with aux/USB interface 

Exterior Features

Aspherically curved door mirror glassBody coloured bumpers
Bodypanels in solid paintChrome exhaust tailpipe
Driving mirrors in tridion colourElectric front windows
Heated rear window with timerLED daytime running lights
Panoramic glass roof with sunblindRadiator grille in white
Rear spoilerRear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting
TRIDION safety cell in whiteWheel arch extensions
White side indicators 

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket2 cupholders
3 spoke leather sports steering wheelAutomatic climate control
Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studsCentre console storage tray
Dashboard and door centre panel in black fabric and grey highlightsDriver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors
Front door storage binsFront head restraints
Front passenger grab handleFront seatback pockets
Heated front seatsIsofix child seat attachment
Leather gear knobLeather upholstery
Load lashing pointsLockable glovebox
Luggage compartment coverLuggage compartment lighting
Matt Chrome interior door handlesReading lights
Storage compartment in tailgateSunglasses holder
Through load facility 

Packs

Comfort pack - ForTwo with Heated door mirrors 

Safety

3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Crash sensor (auto switch - on of hazard warning lights/interior lighting)Driver and passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagESP + Hill Start Assist
Front side airbags(head+thorax)Seat belt force limiter
Seat belt tensionersSeatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Automatic door lockingFolding key
ImmobiliserRemote central locking

Technical

Lowered sports suspension 

Wheels

16" 8 Y spoke alloy wheels painted in blackTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.317CO2 (g/km)93
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
Engine LayoutREAR TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryINJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)68.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)76.4EC Urban (mpg)57.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power71
Based On ID66756Coin SeriesWhite Edition
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 074EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years2NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %82
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %56NCAP Safety Assist %56
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12500
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years2Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

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

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front185/50 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style8 Y-SPOKEWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1555Length2695
Wheelbase1873Width1663
Width (including mirrors)1893 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)35Gross Vehicle Weight1150
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)350Max. Loading Weight270
Minimum Kerbweight880No. of Seats2
Turning 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 smart fortwo

Are you fed up with urban runabouts pretending to be more than they are? Then you probably might be interested in smart's third generation fortwo. June Neary reports.

Will It Suit Me?

Horses for courses and all that. Citycars should be designed for the city in my view, not be scaled down superminis with 'jack of all trades' remits. A real urban car doesn't have to have a huge amount of interior or luggage space, for though that's always nice, it usually means exterior dimensions larger than you would like. By the same token, a real urban car doesn't have to have a 0-60mph time under 14 seconds or a top speed approaching 100mph. If you've read this far and clocked the picture at the top of this story, you'll probably see where I'm going with this. Yes, the third generation smart fortwo is, like its two predecessors, a real urban car. Of course, the smart people will tell you that it's a lot more user-friendly in MK3 model guise, should you decide to venture further afield. But, thank goodness, the basic recipe hasn't changed - nor should it. If the smart brand had always stuck to producing fortwos and models like it, the marque would never have had the struggles it's had in the last decade. Let's try its latest and smallest offering.

Practicalities

Whereas the second generation fortwo looked very similar to its predecessor, this MK3 model has marked a bit more of an aesthetic departure for the brand. Still, the tridion safety cell - something of a Smart trademark - remains present and correct, so people won't be confused about what they're looking at. Where previous fortwos have been quite slab-sided, Smart's designers have this time attempted to massage a bit of shape into the flanks that gives the car a bit more character. Side rubbing strips shuck off car park knocks. The cabin is still a two seat-only affair and features as many quirky touches as I could 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. There's even a bit more luggage space on offer than there was before, with a capacity of 260-litres to the parcel shelf and 350-litres when stacked to the roof. Mums can still forget trying to get pushchairs into the back but you can at least get a mid-week shop into the boot of this car if they don't go too mad at the checkout.

Behind the Wheel

While I generally liked the driving manners of the two original fortwo models, there were some things about them that were absolutely hateful. The jerky automated gearbox for example. Oh and the steering, which our Road Test Editor Andy Enright described as feeling as if it was "attached to the front wheels by bungee cords." The good news is that both of these issues have been addressed in the MK3 model fortwo. The suspension delivers far more refinement than before, which belies the fact that the car's length hasn't changed at all. What has changed is the fact that it's 11cm wider, and that extra track width offers a bit more of a reassuring feel when cornering. The turning circle remains tiny at just 6.95m, and because there are no driveshafts going to the front wheels, they can be angled right out to 45 degrees, which makes the fortwo able to undertake even the most optimistic-looking parking manoeuvre. The car is offered with a choice of two engines, both three-cylinder petrol-powered units. The 899cc turbocharged powerplant develops 89bhp, while the 999cc normally aspirated engine a mere 70bhp. Even the 999cc powerplant isn't very quick. The 'sprint' to 62mph is a leisurely 14.4 second amble but the throttle response is a bit more faithful than in the more surging turbocharged car. That makes city driving that bit more relaxing, as indeed does the updated transmission. Gone is the vile robotised manual change I mentioned earlier that had your head jerking about like a Thunderbird puppet with each gearchange. In its place comes a much preferable five-speed manual 'box with a six-speed twin-clutch automatic offered as an option.

Value For Money

The fortwo range opens at just over £11,000 for the 999cc models, with the 899cc turbo versions starting at a little under £12,000. Those figures are both for cars with the manual gearchange as standard. Choose to opt for the dual-clutch and that'll add around £1,000 to the asking price. Already the fortwo is starting to get into the realms of a very respectable supermini; something like a Volkswagen Polo for instance. So a fortwo may be small but it isn't especially cheap, especially when you start to factor in the accessories that most smart owners tend to specify with their cars. But in any walk of life or corner of the High Street, the best is never cheap. And this, in my humble opinion, is the best urban runabout you can buy. Assuming that's all you want. *Could I Live With One? If I was completely town-bound, I'd probably buy a smart fortwo without hesitation and park it front-on to the pavement as a statement of urban intent. Imagine doing that in a supermini: you never would (or at least, you'd never get away with it.) And therein lies my point. Horses for courses and all that.

Could I Live With One?

If I was completely town-bound, I'd probably buy a smart fortwo without hesitation and park it front-on to the pavement as a statement of urban intent. Imagine doing that in a supermini: you never would (or at least, you'd never get away with it.) And therein lies my point. Horses for courses and all that.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
60%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£139
Deposit£139
Term (months)48
Cash price£12,715
Smart deposit£754
Credit amount£11,822
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£5150
Total amount payable£12,725
Contract mileage28000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
APRFixed 0% APR representative

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