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The concept of the car emerged in the early 1990s the Swiss company Swatch, known for its kitschy watches, to build an affordable city car would fit into the smallest of spots and go easy on fuel. Not too after, the company paired up Mercedes-Benz to make the idea a The car was later christened Smart, an for Swatch Mercedes Art.

The Fortwo, originally dubbed the Coupe, debuted at the 1997 Auto Show. Although the generation never made it to the the tiny two-seater, which through its parent company’s troubles and an eventual buyout by was later replaced by the slightly second-generation Fortwo. Not only is the Fortwo newly available in the but an ambitious plan to launch stand-alone dealerships in the U.S. it clear that the Smart is serious about competing in the subcompact market. While its size and power entail on-road limitations, the Fortwo is a candidate for urban commuters who to maneuver through city and save on gas without giving up the comforts of a car.

Current Smart Fortwo

At 8 10 inches long, the Smart is a two-seat subcompact city car and is the production car currently sold in America. It comes in two body the hatchback Coupe and the convertible The standard trim levels are and the more well-equipped Passion. The is powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder that produces 71 horsepower and 68 of torque and sends its power to the wheels through an automated manual transmission.

There’s also a limited-edition from German tuner that upgrades the Smart sportier wheels, a stiffer aerodynamic and cosmetic body a higher-performing exhaust and heated seats.

Because of its Lilliputian (it’s more than 3 shorter than a Mini safety is at the core of the Fortwo The engine is in the rear of the car to increase crumple-zone space, and the car is built a cage of high-strength steel as the Tridion safety cell, helps the Fortwo post if unimpressive frontal crash-test Side impact protection is by the closer placement of axles to the compartment, and the Smart’s scores in crash testing are top-notch. And the car might look something a golf cart, standard features like side antilock brakes, stability and traction control combine to put comparison to rest.

Fuel economy is another asset of the Smart Fortwo; its EPA is 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. With its gas tank, that makes for a lot of between fill-ups, though worth noting that gasoline is recommended.

In our initial reviews, we found the Fortwo surprisingly comfortable. The is roomier than it might from the outside — in the passenger seat, which is set 6 inches for increased legroom. (It folds flat for extra space.) On the road, however, the manner is less than over rough pavement. while the car is admirably stable at speeds for such a small its slablike side panels and posture conspire to make it vulnerable to crosswinds.

car Smart City-Coupe

We aren’t of the automated manual transmission Gearchanges are sluggish and somewhat The Fortwo is also one of the slowest for sale today (zero to 60 mph 14.1 seconds) and it has a particularly time keeping up with on the highway. Still, the Smart is great for tooling around streets. Buyers who aren’t to do much more than will probably be quite with the Smart car.

Used Smart Fortwo

The current (second) generation debuted for 2008 and was the first model to go on sale in the U.S. have been no major since, though the Brabus level wasn’t available for its year.

Designed primarily for cities in Europe, the first-generation Fortwo was originally known as the Coupe and not sold in North It debuted for the 1998 model and it came with a turbocharged engine that was either (initially 599cc of displacement and 698cc) or diesel-fueled (799cc). The Smart Fortwo was discontinued the 2007 model year.

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