The new generation smart fortwo – exciting style, comfort and environmental friendliness Stuttgart – The new generation smart fortwo will be launched in the autumn of 2010 with a fresh interior look, an upgraded exterior and even more environmentally friendly engines. There is now a choice of seven carefully coordinated colours for the exterior including trendy matt paintwork for the first time. The tridion safety cell is now optionally available in white and the new colours red and blue expand the choice of colours available for the cabrio soft top. Optional LED daytime driving lights and new alloy wheels offer even more opportunities for customisation.
Fresh fabrics and colours and a new cockpit design determine the high quality interior ambience of the two-seater car. The information, communication and entertainment systems available for the new generation smart fortwo boast state-of-the-art technology. The vehicles are powered by petrol engines rated at 45 or 52 kW that have been further refined and set a new benchmark with emissions of less than 100 g/km CO2. Emitting just 86 g/km, the smart fortwo cdi maintains its top position as the CO2 champion.
The smart brand does not only stand for an intelligent city car with an innovative concept and distinctive design that have long since made it an automotive lifestyle icon; as a trendsetter the smart fortwo has been redefining individual urban mobility for more than ten years now. It combines responsibility to the environment and high ecological standards with joie de vivre and a high fun factor. With its compact dimensions the two-seater takes up an unrivalled amount of road and parking space. It boasts state-of-the-art functionality and uses future-oriented, environmentally friendly technologies to bring its occupants to their destination comfortably and safely.
More than 1.2 million smart fortwos have been delivered to customers since the first model was launched in 1998. Today, customers in 43 countries on five continents are able to enjoy the popular car. In the course of 2010 the smart fortwo will be launched in Argentina and Indonesia – bringing the number of countries to 45.
Further successes confirm that smart is on the right track with its trend-setting “smart approach” – for example with regard to design: the smart fortwo received the coveted Red dot award for outstanding design and found a place in the New York Museum of Modern Art even before it took to the streets of the USA in 2008. Or with regard to ecology: emitting just 86 grams of CO2 per kilometre, the smart cdi is the CO2 champion and smart boasts the lowest fleet consumption.
Furthermore, smart is a pioneer in the sector of electric vehicles and is redefining zero-emission urban mobility. Or innovative mobility: within the framework of the “car2go” project in Ulm and now also in the Texan capital of Austin, smart fortwos can be spontaneously rented by anyone around the clock for a small fee. This new mobility concept that won the ÖkoGlobe environmental award is extremely successful and makes driving in the city as easy as using a mobile phone.
Or attitude to life: with the “smart urban stages” smart has created temporary exhibition platforms in various cities for future-oriented projects that relate to ideas for the future of urban life. With the new generation smart fortwo the popular brand is uncompromisingly continuing this philosophy and making the innovative two-seater even more attractive and environmentally friendly. Marc Langenbrinck, Managing Director smart brand says “We continue to work hard to make our smart models even better and more desirable in every respect. The new generation smart fortwo is perfect for our times. It is attractive and has style.
It also boasts high quality materials, visible attention to detail, even more comfort and enhanced functionality. And don’t forget that smart drivers often have an unconventional way of thinking and look for alternatives. The new generation smart fortwo with its wide range of engines and opportunities for customisation meets their requirements.” Colour your smart A larger range of colours is available for the new generation smart fortwo for an even more striking appearance.
Customers can now choose from seven exterior colours instead of the previous six – including a trendy matt finish. In addition to the new colour matt light green, light blue metallic will replace the previous blue metallic. On request, the mounted plastic body parts such as the front spoiler, side skirts and rear apron that previously had a black grain can be painted in the body colour. The “bodypanel plus” package is a standard feature from the pulse line and upwards.
In future, the fuel filler cap will be painted in the body colour, blending in with the bodypanels. smart is further extending the choice of colours available for the smart fortwo in future with the new cabrio soft top colours red and blue and the tridion safety cell available in a brilliant white. In conjunction with the white tridion safety cell the door mirror surrounds and the radiator grille will also be painted white. The new colours for the soft top and the tridion safety cell result in more combination possibilities and modern colour constellations, giving the smart fortwo a completely new face. The new optional LED daytime driving lights do not only enhance safety but also give the two-seater car even more appeal as a special eye-catching detail.
Three new alloy wheels also bring fresh ideas to the area of design and styling: a sporty 3-double-spoke alloy wheel (15 inch) comes as standard for the pulse line. An elegant new 12-spoke alloy wheel and a further 3-double-spoke alloy wheel are also available as options, both measuring 15 inches. Harmonious interior with a fresh feel-good atmosphere The interior of the new generation smart fortwo has been redesigned and greets the driver and passenger with a fresh and spacious feel-good atmosphere.
The full fabric-covered instrument panel featuring new and harmonious styling and new fabric designs for the cockpit, door centre panel and seats of all lines are the main features contributing to this: · In the pure line black upholstery and black appointments will determine the style in future · The pulse line has a sporty look with leather optic on the side bolsters of the seats and the headrests · An elegant fabric pattern available in the colours design red, design black or design beige can be chosen for the comfortable passion line Further equipment features shape the look of the high-class interior and underline the attention to detail.
These include a redesigned dial with a contrasting dark central disc in the instrument cluster (also applies to the dashboard instruments), a matt chrome painted bezel for the 2-spoke leather steering wheel in the passion line and an optional fabric-covered folding centre armrest. For the first time a 3-spoke leather steering wheel with cruise control function is available for the new generation smart fortwo. It is operated directly and safely on the steering wheel and provides for comfortable and relaxed driving, especially on roads with speed limits.
In addition, a trip computer is available as an option for the smart fortwo. On the clearly visible display of the instrument cluster it shows the current fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, trip kilometres and useful service settings among other things. smart buyers can opt for new ambient lighting to create a pleasant lighting atmosphere and enhance the sense of well-being in the vehicle interior.
Dimmable LED lights are fitted in the interior for this – one in each of the door pockets on the driver’s and passenger’s side, three in the instrument panel, a console downlight in the trim of the headlining and two footwell lights. Clever stowage facilities and practical details The new style is complemented by a whole host of clever stowage facilities and practical details.
They add to the smart fortwo’s appeal as a car for everyday use. For example, there is now a large stowage box in the lower section of the centre console within easy reach of the driver and passenger. A rubber mat and a rubber band inside ensure that small items such as pens and mobile phones do not slide around.
A clip on the lid of the optional glove compartment painted in matt chrome holds notes, for example, so that smart drivers do not forget anything. And seat pockets that are a standard feature on the side bolsters between the driver’s and passenger’s seats offer additional versatile stowage space. The new one-hand operation of the tailgate is a further practical detail that enhances comfort. In future the tailgate will open as soon as one of the two release levers on the left or right hand side is pulled.
Until now both levers had to be operated at the same time. On the pulse of the times: information, communication and entertainment Cutting edge communication and entertainment systems are available for the new generation smart fortwo. The new audio system navigation multimedia is a real multimedia talent with a large 16.5 cm display, an integrated navigation system and Bluetooth hands-free system. The touchscreen display enables intuitive and convenient operation of all functions of the radio, CD/DVD player, Bluetooth hands-free system and navigation. Music, videos or pictures can be fed to the system via the SD card slot.
The audio system navigation multimedia has a USB and AUX port for external devices and an interface for controlling an iPod. The new audio system basic also has a USB and AUX port for an MP3 or CD player. Navigation through the menu functions is simple with the large three-line display. A drawer featuring a chrome trim strip below the operating unit offers a useful stowage facility for small items such as coins, pens or cards. The new optional surround sound system provides a superior sound experience.
It boasts exceptional sound volume for this class. Impressive sound is provided by a multi-channel digital amplifier with output of 8×40 Watt, perfectly matched tweeters in the mirror triangles, mid-range speakers in the doors, rear-fills in the B-pillars and a subwoofer under the driver’s seat. BRABUS innovations The most striking change for the BRABUS and BRABUS Xclusive lines is the new rim design for the Monoblock VII alloy wheels (front 16 inch with 175/50 R 16 tyres, rear 17 inch with 225/35 R 17 tyres).
The BRABUS double-pipe rear muffler has also been modified. The BRABUS interior design, too, has also been modified in line with the new smart fortwo interior design. The BRABUS 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with steering wheel gearshift now has additional buttons for operating the optional cruise control function. Like the other lines, the instrument cluster has the new dial.
Engines with lower fuel consumption and emissions The engines of the new generation work more efficiently than ever before. The 40 kW cdi turbodiesel is the CO2 champion with emissions of just 86 g/km. The optimised petrol engines also set new records with regard to CO2 emissions. Thanks to detailed work on the engine control unit and exhaust system both the 45 kW mhd and the 52 kW mhd consume 4.2 litres of petrol per 100 km (combined figure) – corresponding to CO2 emissions of 97 g/km (combined figure). The 62 kW version consumes 4.9 litres of fuel over 100 km (corresponding to CO2 emissions of 114 g/km). The power output of the BRABUS version has been increased from 72 kW to 75 kW. Despite this, at 119 g CO2 per 100 kilometres (combined figure) even the more powerful engine remains below the 120 gram threshold. Overview: smart – the fleet with the lowest consumption cc Output kW/hp Max. torque l/100 km CO2 g/km 0-100 km/h Max. speed km/h smart fortwo 40 kW cdi 799 40/54 130 Nm 3.3 (3.3) 86(87) 16.8 135 smart fortwo 45 kW mhd* 999 45/61 89 Nm 4.2(4.3) 97(98) 16.8 145 smart fortwo 52 kW mhd* 999 52 /71 92 Nm 4.2 (4.3) 97(98) 13.7 145 smart fortwo 62 kW 999 62 /84 120 Nm 4.9 (4.9) 114(115) 10.7 145 smart fortwo 75 kW BRABUS 999 75 /102 147 Nm 5.2 119 8.9 155 Combined fuel consumption and CO2 figures with softip gearshift, figures for softouch in brackets, maximum speed electronically regulated; *coupé No other car is cheaper to run The new generation smart fortwo not only boasts a fresh and upgraded look, high quality materials, enhanced intelligent equipment and environmentally friendly engines; exceptional economy and low running costs remain defining features.
According to calculations by the ADAC, the largest German automobile club, even the first generation of the charming two-seater was the most economical car on the German market. At €320 per month the smart fortwo coupe 1.0 mhd had the lowest costs of all available new cars tested by the automobile association. The ADAC also took loss of value into account, and this is particularly low for the smart fortwo compared with other cars.
The verdict was that no other car is cheaper to run in Germany. The car magazine “Auto, Motor und Sport” also put the trendy two-seater at the top of its table of cost-efficient cars. The most important new features at a glance
Exterior New and extended colour range (matt light green and light blue metallic) tridion safety cell in white, in conjunction with door mirror caps & radiator grille in white
Two new cabrio soft top colours (red and blue) bodypanel plus package (front and rear apron and side skirts finished in the in bodypanel colour)
Three new 15″ alloy wheels
LED daytime driving lights
Painted fuel filler cap
One-hand operation of tailgate
Interior Redesigned instrument panel
New fabric pattern and colours for all lines New dial design (instrument cluster and dashboard instruments) Trip computer (trip information, current fuel consumption, settings) Assistance package (cruise control, trip computer, 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with steering wheel gearshift and leather gear knob) Ambient lighting (in door pockets, footwell, instrument panel and overhead console, dimmable) Glove compartment with clip function Stowage box for centre console Net pockets on side bolsters of seats
Matt chrome painted steering wheel bezel for the passion line Modified seams for leather steering wheel Information, communication and entertainment systems Audio system basic (RDS radio with USB/Aux interface) Audio system navigation/multimedia (RDS radio with 6.5″ touchscreen display, navigation, Bluetooth hands-free system, AUX/USB, iPod interface, CD/DVD/SD) Surround sound system (2 tweeters, 2 mid-range speakers, 2 rear-fills, subwoofer, digital amplifier) Drive Engines with lower CO2 and pollutant emissions BRABUS engine rated at 75 kW instead of 72 kW smart fortwo edition lightshine
The new smart generation as a special model
· Exclusive headlamp surrounds painted in the body colour
· Exclusive wheels and interior contrast components
· Audio system navigation/multimedia
· LED daytime driving lights
The popular smart brand is continuing its series of exciting special models with the smart fortwo edition lightshine. The limited welcome model for the new generation is based on the passion equipment line which means that standard features include air conditioning, softouch and the bodypanel plus package. It is available in the new exterior colours matt light green or light blue metallic as a coupé and cabrio with a 52 kW mhd petrol engine, a 62 kW petrol engine or a 40kW cdi engine. The special model boasts all the standard modifications implemented in the smart model refinement package.
These include a new fabric-covered instrument panel with a new dial, new upholstery colours in design beige or design black, fuel filler cap finished in the body colour and net pockets on the side bolsters between the seats. Additional highlights of the special model are equipment features that are otherwise only available as options. These include the high performance audio system navigation/multimedia including navigation and Bluetooth hands-free system, striking LED daytime driving lights and dashboard instruments.
And finally, equipment exclusive to the smart fortwo edition lightshine includes headlamp surrounds finished in the body colour, silver-grey painted 3-double-spoke 15″ alloy wheels and the “edition” logo in the mirror triangle. Contrast components in matt chrome and velour floor mats with the “edition” logo further upgrade the interior.
The additional charge on top of the basic version for the special model smart fortwo edition lightshine is €2,065 with a metallic finish and €2,220 with the new matt light green finish (German list price incl. 19% VAT). smart BRABUS tailor made smart fulfils the wishes of creative customers · Customised individuality with a guarantee · Thousands of colours, a multitude of high quality leather types Following the encouraging initial success of the smart BRABUS tailor made customisation programme, the lifestyle brand smart is now offering extensive special equipment options throughout Europe. Several hundred smart buyers have already decided to contribute their own creative ideas to the design of their two-seater car, giving it a special personal touch with the help of the extensive smart BRABUS tailor-made range. smart’s customisation programme meets the requirements of all those customers who want to drive a smart fortwo tailored to their own ideas in line with the principle “anything is possible”. For example, customers can choose the exterior colour, types of leather and cabrio soft top colour from a wide range. There are barely any limits.
The following are available: · Exterior paintwork in thousands of different colours · Leather in 30 basic colours and exclusive design variants · Six cabrio soft top colours · The whole smart-BRABUS range of accessories smart is the first microcar manufacturer to offer such a wide range of customisation options. To help smart customers to find their own style, a number of attractive tailor made packages are available. The tailor made models are made-to-measure in the truest sense of the word. This means that they are individually customised at the factory with masterly craftsmanship using top quality materials and parts tested by the manufacturer – with a full manufacturer’s guarantee. smart BRABUS tailor made sets new standards of car customisation in this class. smart drive kit for the iPhone Greater comfort and lifestyle appeal · Clever app from smart for the cult phone · Phone calls, music and intelligent navigation · Multifunctional smart holder for the iPhone smart is the first car brand to develop its own drive app for the iPhone. Together with the smart kit and cradle for the iPhone the popular phone becomes a multimedia trip computer that is optimised for the smart fortwo in terms of function and design. The smart drive app for the iPhone has all the important features needed whilst driving: phone calls via hands-free system, your own extensive music collection, internet radio and a clever navigation system with a special smart touch. There are also smart extras – for example the Car Finder that will guide you back to wherever you parked your car. The new smart drive app for the iPhone is simple to operate and features extra large buttons among other things. The new app makes urban mobility even easier and more fun – the declared objective of the smart philosophy.
Two new elements developed by smart make the two-seater car and the iPhone a perfect team: · The smart cradle for the iPhone with control unit and microphone serves as a stylish and functional holder. It charges the iPhone and also functions as a hands-free system using the loudspeakers of the smart radio for sound output and automatically muting it when phone calls are made. · The smart drive app for the iPhone is the world’s first drive app on the market to be developed by a car brand. It combines all the features needed on the road in a single app. All the functions are extremely easy to use thanks to extra-large buttons and extra-large letters. Really smart – the clever app from smart Listen to music, make phone calls and find your destination straight away – the smart drive app for the iPhone masters all this and makes city driving even easier and more pleasurable. Media. Enjoy your entire private music collection with the app. Thanks to an integrated web radio function you can also listen to your favourite foreign radio stations and podcasts whenever you want. The song ID function of the app enables you to obtain information online about titles and singers of songs that are being played on the radio or on web radio. Phone. The hands-free system and all important functions needed to make phone calls are automatically available as soon as the iPhone is put in the smart cradle. Keypad, contacts, favourites, call lists and other telephony functions are clearly arranged for simple use. Map. The basic version of the app shows the vehicle’s position on a map of the area (“Follow-me maps”) and enables points of interest to be found via both the on-board database and off-board via Microsoft Bing.
The navigation upgrade is a highlight and turns the iPhone into a full navigation system with maps for Europe – enabling navigation without being online. A smart guides you to your destination on the display of your iPhone. Street names are not only shown but also read aloud. In addition, traffic information can be called up in realtime so that you know where traffic jams are. Assist. With the Car Finder your iPhone will automatically remember where you parked your car as soon as it is removed from the cradle and it will find the way back for you after a day’s shopping. The app from smart also uses the GPS function of the iPhone for a further service. Should roadside assistance ever be needed, the driver can give his or her precise position via a direct line to the smart hotline. smart driving with the smart drive kit for the iPhone has been possible since June 2010. The smart cradle for the iPhone will be available from smart dealers at a price of €240 (German list price with VAT plus fitting costs). The smart drive app for the iPhone can be downloaded from the App Store at a one-off price of €9.99 for the basic version (price in the European countries where it will be available). The navigation upgrade with up-to-date maps costs €49.99 per year and will be available in the second half of 2010.