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Brand New smart fortwo coupé 60kW EQ Exclusive 17kWh 2dr Auto [22kWCh]

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From £22,850
£1099 deposit
£249 per month

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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 steeringExterior temperature indicator with frost warning
Instrument cluster with multifunctional 3.5 inch colour TFT display and on board computerInstrument display with battery charge status display and power display
Owners manual and service booklet in EnglishRear Park assist with acoustic warning and reversing camera

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Charging cable for household socketCharging cable for wall box/charging stations
Single speed transmission 

Entertainment

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

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour radiator grille
Body coloured bumpersComfort front windscreen wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash function
Door mirror with aspherically curved mirror glass on the driver's sideDriving mirrors in tridion colour
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lamps with cornering function
Full LED headlamp with main and dipped beam plus integral indicator/daytime running lightsHeated rear window
Lockable service coverManual headlamp range adjustment
Panoramic glass roof with sunblindPower windows with convenience opening and closing
Rain and light sensorsRear window wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash function
Roof antennaThird brake light featuring LED technology
White side indicators 

Interior Features

12V socket with cover in centre console3 spoke leather multifunction steering wheel with anthracite bezel and grey double stitching
Ambient lighting with indirect illumination of the front doors, foot wells and centre consoleAutomatic climate control
Backrest adjustment with one-touch function for driver and front passengerBlack leather gearshift knob
Boot lightingCentre console with roller cover and folding front centre armrest
Charge cable bagDashboard and door centre panel in black fabric and accent trim in black
Driver/front passenger reading lightsDriver/front passenger sunvisors with ticket holder
Driver/front passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrorFront head restraints
Front passenger seat with through loading function with fully folding backrestGlasses compartment for driver and front passenger
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 chromeLeather upholstery with grey double stitching
Lockable glove compartmentLuggage compartment roller cover with mesh bag
Storage compartment in doors with netStorage compartment in tailgate
Stowage net on centre consoleVelour floor mats

Packs

Winter pack - ForTwo 

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)
Crash sensor for activation of hazard warning lightsElectronic Stability Programme
Hill start assistRetaining strap for securing items on the front passenger seat
Seat belts - Three-point, with seat belt tensioners and belt force limitersTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

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) 

Wheels

16" 8 Y spoke allow 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-ionCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km15.2Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage62000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb16.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.8WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb129
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb80 

Emissions - ICE

Noise Level dB(A)66Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0.0
Badge Power82Coin Description60kW EQ 17kWh 22kWCh
Coin SeriesExclusiveGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0711EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years2NCAP Pedestrian Protection %56
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.6Engine 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

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

Gross Vehicle Weight1310Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)260
Max. Loading Weight215Minimum Kerbweight1095
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 smart EQ fortwo

smart is making electric mobility more attractive and proof is found in the form of this fortwo EQ electric drive citycar. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

If ever there was a car that was a perfect fit for electric propulsion, it's a smart fortwo, now only available in Zero Emissions form. Tiny, lightweight and geared to the urban environment, this was one of the very earliest electric cars offered and in its latest EQ form, gets a standard on-board charger for quicker battery replenishment. For urban folk, it's still one of the very best options in this part of the market.

Background

The internal combustion engine has been the linchpin of the automotive industry from the word go and it's hard to envisage a time when it won't be. We've come a long way together after all. The problem, as you've probably heard, is one of pollution, greenhouse effects, rising sea levels, melting icecaps and sweaty polar bears. The internal combustion engine, it transpires, isn't the most environmentally friendly of man's creations, not when used on the vast and expanding scale it is today. So what's the alternative? The simple answer is that we don't have a viable one, yet. Although cars like the smart fortwo EQ are attempting to change that. smart has been offering battery-powered versions of this model for a decade now and this, as you might expect, is the most sophisticated one yet.

Driving Experience

Around town, this smart's driving characteristics are as agile and lively as ever, aided by an ultra-small turning circle of just 6.95 metres. 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 fortwo 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 a 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 fortwo 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

As with any other smart fortwo, the EQ electric drive model feels tightly screwed together and looks good. Whether you opt for coupe or cabrio, it's still an arresting little thing. 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. There's even a bit more luggage space than the previous generation model could offer, the fixed-top version boasting a capacity of 260-litres to the parcel shelf and 350-litres when stacked to the roof. The two-piece tailgate with its separately-opening glass window is wide-opening and the bottom part is strong enough for you to sit on it during, say, carboot sales. If you need more interior room, smart also now offers this electric drive variant with the five-door forfour bodyshape. All but the most freakishly tall should fit in to this fortwo with no headroom issues. This battery-powered variant comes with additional dashboard instruments which show a power meter and battery status display. Overall, the fortwo now feels like a Mercedes-Benz product rather than something hurriedly inherited.

Market and Model

There are four trim levels on offer to smart fortwo EQ customers - 'passion advanced', 'pulse premium', 'prime exclusive' and 'edition 1'. The base 'passion advanced' version costs around £19,200, once the government's generous £2,500 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 a cabrio variant at a premium of around £2,400. There's also a five-door smart forfour EQ model. 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. This improved model has more operating options than its predecessor. For example, two programmable departure times mean 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. There's also the smart BRABUS tailor made individualisation programme for more bespoke wishes. 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. The 96-cell lithium-ion battery is coupled with a - now standard - 22 kW on-board charger, meaning that charging can take less than 40 minutes (from 10 to 80% charge) using a rapid charger, and can be charged in less than six hours using a home wall box. To give you some idea of electricity costs 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. With the "smart control" app, the charging process can be conveniently monitored remotely, the app also including many more functions such as intelligent charging.

Summary

The smart EQ fortwo is a charming piece of electric drive technology that works extremely well, drives nicely and seems a perfect technological fit. It's far more convincing than Nissan's LEAF at doing the citycar thing and makes some other electric vehicles seem a generation or so behind. In short, it just works. A wider network of recharging points in car parks and service stations would be needed for vehicles like the smart electric drive 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.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£249
Deposit£1099
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate5.78%
Cash price£22,850
Credit amount£16,923.10
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£8375
Total amount payable£26,263.90
Smart deposit£4827.90
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
Representative APR6%
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† 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.