New Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour will debut in 2014 full details…

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Mercedes-Benz’s struggling city car division is seeking to add a new to the urban driving experience its third-generation ForTwo, currently the final phase of a three-year and development program ahead of a unveiling mid next year.

Set for American launch in 2015, the two-seat hatchback represents a chapter in operations for Smart, has recently gained greater from parent company as its boss, Annette Winkler, to stem years of financial after almost a decade of following its short-lived joint with Mitsubishi.

The new ForTwo. internally as project C453, has developed in a joint engineering with the upcoming second-generation and its sister car, the third-generation Twingo .

All three are based a newly developed rear-engined/rear-wheel-drive structure with engineering led by with input from which is relying upon it to next year’s third-generation with a new lease on life.

to support differing wheelbases and widths, the new structure boasts high-strength steel than is in the 15-year-old, second-generation ForTwo. adds rigidity and improves worthiness and safety.

While Smart has joined with Renault to create economies of scale and share costs, Winkler is adamant the intrinsic character and urban focus of the ForTwo remains It is a city car, and in this it is quite unique. We have built on the strengths of the old model, she The new ForTwo is more mature in respects but it still fun to drive.

In a driven by the latest pedestrian criteria applied to the European test procedure, the new ForTwo the one-box silhouette of its predecessor for a profile, with a more hood and more upright

Familiar features such as the short overhangs, exposed steel safety cell, tailgate, composite body and two-tone paint scheme are set to an integral part of the new city styling. New details such as the LED head- and tail lamps, a grille insert and engine bay ducts have been over from recent cars to give it a completely new that will be shared the new ForFour to provide the new Smart with a distinctive family

The ForTwo coupe, as the two door car is officially named, will be in June 2014 prior to its first public appearance the ForfFour at the Paris auto in September 2014. A successor to the cabriolet is then due to make an at the Geneva motor show in

The new ForTwo retains the same as today’s second-generation model at inches. After consultation existing customers, we came to the that compactness is still to the appeal of the car for the majority of customers. It is the key that sees the ForTwo out from the crowd, said

Height also remains to the 60.6 inches of today’s However, Smart has provided the iteration of its city car with 4.0 inches of added body extending it to around 65.4

By comparison, the ForTwo’s city car the Scion iQ, measures 117.1 in length, 59.1 inches in and 66.1 inches in width.

As as providing the ForTwo with a confident appearance, the added within the body has provided for significant changes to the chassis, adopts tracks that are up 4.0 inches at the front to 54.7 and a similar amount at the rear at inches. A heavily reworked continues to use a combination of wishbones up and a torsion beam at the rear but altered geometry and what has described to Autoweek as a new thinking in of elastokinematic properties.

Insiders suggest the handling has transformed, both at lower around town and at higher on the open road, with the footprint said to bring a improvement in the ForTwo’s ability to speed through corners, the need for premature intervention the stability control system.

The track is also claimed to added stability at higher particularly in lane change Additional wheel travel and new characteristics should contribute to ride comfort with vertical pitch over

Further developments include a new steering system. According to it provides the new two-seater with an 24.6-foot turning circle, or 4 feet less than model, for what she describes as maneuverability in an urban environment.

The new ForTwo is powered by an all-new rear-mounted engine. The 1.0-liter direct-injection petrol unit has developed in partnership between parent company Mercedes-Benz and

Two versions of the joint engineered are planned from the outset of sales: naturally aspirated 70 bhp and 85 bhp. A more highly turbocharged 105 bhp version will appear on a successor to the ForTwo

The new engine will come to a standard six-speed manual or seven speed dual gearbox — the latter by Getrag and revealed at the recent motor show. As with the two generations of the ForTwo, drive is to the rear wheels.


For the first since its introduction back in the signature Smart model go without a diesel engine We investigated the development costs for a new But they were prohibitively for the limited sales volumes we have expected, says

Instead, Smart has concentrated its efforts on a new electric drivetrain. remain scarce, but it is described as a of the existing architecture used in the ForTwo ED, which will to be produced alongside the new ForTwo.

The new ForTwo will be built in factory in Hambach, France, the first production examples due the line next May.

the ForTwo in Smart’s new lineup in will be the all-new second-generation a car Winkler says has not yet been for sale in North America.

a stretched version of the ForTwo, which it shares its complete exterior styling and interior the new four-seater has been developed in a engineering program with the Renault Twingo. alongside it will be produced in Nova Slovenia.

Conceived to broaden sales reach while the city car focus for which the is known, the new ForFour runs to a of 137.8 inches, according making it 31.7 inches than the ForTwo but 9.9 inches than its Mitsubishi Colt predecessor produced between and 2006 but never officially in the U.S.

As with its perceived car rivals, the Fiat 500 and Volkswagen Up, the new model, codenamed W453, to appeal to city dwelling car buyers by offering two rear and stubby rear doors open to almost 90 degrees to aid The individual rear seats are affairs that can easily be to form a bench and extend capacity.

The ForFour will be sold the same engine as the ForTwo, a 1.0-liter three cylinder engine in differing states of together with an electric developed in partnership with

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