Smart Fortwo ED Review | Autocar

25 Мар 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
car Smart Fortwo ED

Smart Fortwo ED

What is it?

The car here is a prototype 450-series ED. Engineered by UK-based Zytek, 450-series prototype loses the engine and self-shifting ‘box. it gets a 35bhp electric driving an adapted Getrag which is locked into gear, offering just reverse and neutral.

However, it be replaced next year the 41bhp 451-series Smart ED. new model will use a new lithium-ion pack and various low-consumption systems, including a new heating and unit.

Around 1000 450s be built and rolled out for test in various global cities. In series production will at the Smart factory in Hambach, Smart sources estimate eventually around 10 per cent of – around 1500 units – be Smart EDs.

What’s it

The only way you know the Smart ED is up is the very gentle hum from the seats. The accelerator requires a push to wind the car up, but the acceleration is and adequate for town driving.

Smart’s test route was the hump-strewn streets of east probably the single most environment to a car with such a wheelbase. Predictably, once up to a pace, the Smart would and heave markedly over

On streets that haven’t re-surfaced by anti-car fanatics, the was smooth, eerily quiet and easy to reverse and park. of all, the car emits absolutely no pollution, unlike a diesel

While this prototype has of the old Smart rough edges feeling brakes, slow at slow speeds) it’s from driving the latest Smart on the same route the new model is much more

car Smart Fortwo ED

Perhaps the best news is the electric Smart isn’t by the mid-shift engine braking has been such a problem Smarts since launch and affects — to a much degree, admittedly — the models.

Should I buy one?

have to wait until when the 451-series model goes into series The first 1000 451s be scattered across the globe for real world testing the new lithium-ion batteries and revised systems.

Still, the production ED could out to be the definitive Smart — a safe, zero-pollution urban car.

Hilton Holloway

note the car travels from in 6.5sec, not 0-62mph as specified in the table below. Unfortunately, the cannot currently be reformatted.

car Smart Fortwo ED


car Smart Fortwo ED
car Smart Fortwo ED
car Smart Fortwo ED

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