Learn and talk about Smart Forfour, 2000s automobiles, Cars of the Netherlands, Euro NCAP superminis…

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Overview [ edit ]

A Brabus sports version has been since 2005. It is powered by a Mitsubishi 4G15 engine, 130#160;kW (177#160;PS; 174#160;hp), (20#160;kW; 27#160;hp) more the Mitsubishi Colt CZT. The Forfour requires higher standard octane fuel to full power.

It can reach a speed of 221#160;km/h (137#160;mph) and from zero to 100#160;km/h in 6.9 seconds. The Forfour was to be sold in the States along with the Smart Formore vehicle. [ 1 ] due to slow sales, the Forfour has phased out from production. [ 2 ]

The sales brochures state the interior is designed around the of a lounge; to test this, Top presenters spent 24 hours the Forfour. They said would not buy the car due to its high price and driving dynamics compared to its

Following Smart’s initial for the fortwo in the US, and due to a surprisingly high in the Forfour, former Mercedes-Benz Rainer Schmückle revealed officials were considering the car. [ 3 ]

Expected second [ edit ]

Initiated by Penske Group Inc. (the previously holding the rights to and distribute smarts in the USA), and due to customer demand, a second Forfour was set to begin production in It was going to be based on the latest of the Nissan Micra due to a joint between Daimler AG and Renault-Nissan in

The 2012 model would been available only to the USA as a to a possible true second Forfour rumoured to be coming in However, after Daimler AG its agreement with Penske, assuming direct control the Smart brand and its dealerships in the the Micra-based Forfour was formally and will now not be built.

New Smart Fortwo and Forfour built on a Renault base, than the Mitsubishi. are scheduled for [ 4 ]

Electric version [ edit ]

A Smart Forfour has been into a plug-in hybrid by Technology Corporation [ 5 ] and Zytek The lithium-ion battery can propel the up to 84#160;mph (135#160;km/h) and last on its own for up to 20 (32#160;km). The engine is a combination of a (51#160;kW; 69#160;PS), 1.5#160;L three-cylinder turbocharged diesel and two high-efficiency permanent-magnet electric It received an award from the Saving Trust for the “Ultra Low Car Challenge” project. [ 6 ]

Daimler has confirmed it will an electric version of the Smart during the second generation of Production is expected in 2014, as a model year. [ 7 ]

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