The new smart fortwo and forfour, available on the road from £11,125 and £11,620 respectively, will be arriving in the UK early in 2015. They’re more economical, agile, stylish and spacious than ever before – making a smart choice has never been easier.
Despite modest proportions the new fortwo and forfour are packed with equipment. For example, an extra £300 of extras are now fitted over the outgoing fortwo, including: Direct steer electric power steering; an automatic start/stop function and LED daytime running lights.
The fortwo will be available in two power output guises - 71 hp and 90 hp turbo - and twinned with a new five-speed manual gearbox for the first time. An optional six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission (£995) brings quick gear shifts and the efficiency of a dual clutch transmission to the micro-car segment.
When powered by the 71 hp engine the fortwo returns 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle, emits just 93 g/km of CO₂ and has a top speed of 94 mph. The 90 hp turbo variant (which costs £595 more) returns 67.3 mpg, emits 97 g/km and has a top speed of 96 mph. At just 2.69 metres long, the compact dimensions of the fortwo ensure that it is more agile than ever before. It even sets a new tiny turning circle benchmark at 6.95m kerb-to-kerb making it perfect for city driving, out-turning even a London Cab. On the inside driver and passenger alike benefit from the fact that fortwo boasts the most interior space in relation to the size of any car in the segment.
From launch the forfour will feature the 71 hp engine and like the fortwo will be twinned as standard with the manual gearbox. On the combined cycle the forfour will return up to 67.3 mpg while emitting just 97 g/km of CO₂ going on to a top speed of 94 mph and boasting a turning circle of just 8.65 metres kerb-to-kerb. The rear doors open at an 85 degree angle making access easy, while the rear seats and front passenger seat fold flat making the forfour practical for passengers and large loads alike. Items up to 2.20 metres in length and 0.95 metres high will fit in the car.
A 90 hp version, and the optional automatic gearbox, will follow.
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