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Smart unveils third-gen Electric Drive EV, we take it for and speedy spin (video)

Now Smart’s second-gen Fortwo Drive EV has gotten its year of on the roads, the company is ready to its successor. For 2013, the car has received mild tweaks to its design, but the news is about what’s inside this rear-wheel EV. For the first time, you’ll to option of owning one outright, than being limited to a lease at $599 per month. thanks in part to an improved which is now rated for an average of 10 years. The car has also received a power upgrade to 47 horsepower (up 27 previously), along with an boost if you floor the pedal this courtesy of a beefier and drive-train that gives it 50-percent more power. Put it way, this EV will get you 0-60 in about 11.5 with top speed of 78MPH. there’s no concrete word on kind of range to expect, but it be well more than the 87 of its predecessor. Beyond that, added in GSM connectivity, allowing you the to pre-start the car and keep track of its remotely, among other

A quick drive around also confirmed how peppy and the car was in use, however, not exactly with our experience in Audi’s A3 — but it is considerably less. As our at Autoblog detail, the base coupe is set to sell for a $25,000 plus fees, along your choice of two chargers, can cost up to $2,200 with Here’s the good news, the car actually works out to just thanks to a federal tax credit. All in this currently makes the full-on EV you’ll be able to get mitts on. If you’d prefer to it up a bit, Smart will offer a spruced up cabriolet for an extra $3K. Check out our with Smart about the car and the release after the break for all the

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The smart Fortwo Electric

MONTVALE, NJ The new generation smart Electric Drive is a natural step for the trend-setting smart In light of the brand’s environmental the zero-emission electric drive is an extension of the Fortwo, which has led the industry in urban mobility and conservation.

The smart Fortwo Drive is a zero-emission visual that further defines the of smart. Based on the iconic Fortwo, and available in coupe and bodystyles, the new generation smart electric drive has the smallest of any caron U.S. roads and a key step in sustainable transportation. It the U.S. market at an ideal as the United States is setting goals for reducing CO2 and dependence on fuels.

Development of the smart electric drive was part of the concept from the very When the smart design was conceived more than 20 ago, smart developers the need for alternative powertrains. As a designers didn’t have to any compromises in the safety, agility, and space of the smart Fortwo drive.

The electric drive fits right where the tank usually goes, in the area between the front and wheels, while the electric replaces the conventional engine the rear wheels. As a result, the drive looks just a normal Fortwo. The electric has the same outside footprint, the interior room, the same space and the same high of safety that have to define the smart Fortwo.

milestones

Beginning in 2007, the smart electric drive project involved 100 cars were tested in downtown by companies and other fleet a majority of whom had approached about participating in the test. was an ideal test environment of its high traffic congestion, shortages, noise and pollution. The cars were equipped high-temperature sodium-nickel-chloride batteries work at about 600F providing a range of about 60 The batteries required pre-heating, and housed in insulated cases to large double-wall thermos

The next generation began in and went broader with than 2,000 cars in 18 around the world, including 250 drive vehicles for the United (not including an additional 300 in operation by sister company These cars used batteries, which were efficient and operated at normal with a range of about 63 on a full charge. Like the cars, the motors produced 20 of continuous power, plus a power of 30 kilowatts for passing and

Targeted to early adopters who to define new alternatives in transportation and making a passionate statement energy conservation and environmental the 250 electric drive cars in the States were spread with an emphasis on regions as Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. vehicle charging stations are readily available.

Placements companies, municipalities and individuals a four-year, 40,000-mile lease starting at $599 a month for an coupe. A $7,500 federal for electric vehicles was factored the lease price, but it didn’t state and local subsidies further reduced the price in areas. Participants had direct to the smart USA team, received communications about the electric experience and were invited to and special events.

The new generation electric drive will at $25,000, making it the most production electric vehicle in the A companion cabriolet model retail at $28,000 when models hit the U.S. market in the of 2013. Customers may also be for federal tax credits (which run up to or state/local tax credits, further the cost.

MONTVALE, NJ The new generation fortwo electric drive is a next step for the trend-setting brand. In light of the brand’s leadership, the zero- emission drive is an evolutionary extension of the which has led the auto industry in mobility and energy conservation.

The smart fortwo electric is a zero-emission visual statement further defines the spirit of Based on the iconic smart and available in coupe and cabriolet styles, the new generation smart electric drive has the smallest of any car on U.S. roads and represents a key in sustainable transportation. It enters the market at an ideal time as the States is setting policy for reducing CO2 and dependence on fossil

development of the smart fortwo drive

smart fortwo drive was part of the smart from the very start. the smart design was first more than 20 years smart developers anticipated the for alternative powertrains. As a result, didn’t have to make any in the safety, agility, comfort and of the smart fortwo electric

The electric drive battery right where the fuel usually goes, in the underfloor between the front and rear while the electric motor the conventional engine between the wheels. As a result, the electric looks just like a fortwo. The electric drive has the outside footprint, the same room, the same cargo and the same high level of that have come to the smart fortwo.

development

Beginning in 2007, the first electric drive pilot involved 100 cars that tested in downtown London by and other fleet owners, a of whom had approached smart participating in the test. London was an test environment because of its traffic congestion, parking noise and pollution. The test were equipped with sodium-nickel-chloride batteries that at about 600F degrees, a range of about 60 miles. The required pre-heating, and were in insulated cases similar to double-wall thermos bottles.

The generation began in 2009 and broader with more 2,000 cars in 18 markets the world, including 250 electric vehicles for the United States including an additional 300 units in by sister company Car2Go). cars used lithium-ion which were more and operated at normal temperatures, a range of about 63 miles on a charge. Like the first-phase the motors produced 20 kilowatts of power, plus a peak of 30 kilowatts for passing and accelerating.

to early adopters who helped to new alternatives in transportation and were a passionate statement about conservation and environmental awareness, the 250 drive cars in the United were spread nationwide, an emphasis on regions such as Los and Washington, D.C. where charging stations are more available.

Placements included municipalities and individuals under a 40,000- mile lease starting at $599 a month for an coupe. A $7,500 federal for electric vehicles was factored the lease price, but it didn’t state and local subsidies further reduced the price in areas. Participants had direct to the smart USA team, received communications about the electric experience and were invited to and special events.

The new generation electric drive will at $25,000, making it the most production electric vehicle in the A companion cabriolet model retail at $28,000 when models hit the U.S. market in the of 2013. Customers may also be for federal tax credits (which run up to or state/local tax credits, further the cost.

electric drive

The smart fortwo electric is powered by a magneto-electric motor installed between the rear in place of the conventional engine. electric motors create high torque, the car uses a gear instead of a multiple-gear As a result, there’s no need for a major advantage especially in city traffic. To back up, the motor is simply run in the opposite

electric motor details

In the new of the smart fortwo electric an EM-motive (joint venture Bosch and Daimler) 55-kilowatt motor provides 35 kilowatts of power that translates to 130 Nm of In its kickdown mode, the motor can peak power of 55 kilowatts for two minutes. This power acceleration from zero to 60 mph in than 12 seconds, and a top speed of than 78 mph.

lithium-ion

In general, lithium-ion batteries shorter charging time, performance, longer life and reliability than other technologies. Neatly hidden the floor, the lithium-ion battery the Daimler subsidiary Deutsche in the new generation of the smart fortwo drive provides 17.6 of electrical power, with an of 110 watt hours per kilogram.

The for the third-generation electric drive is to be more than the previous However, much like fuel economy, the range of any vehicle depends on driving and weather so consumers can expect the between charges to vary.

braking

Unlike non-electric the smart fortwo electric can recover much of the energy usually lost during During coasting and braking, the motor acts as a generator, to slow the car and pumping up to 30 kilowatts into the battery. In other the momentum of the car is converted into electrical power during and braking. Due in large part to braking, the smart fortwo drive is very efficient in stop-and-go traffic.

intelligent

The smart fortwo electric features a sophisticated battery system to make it convenient and its efficiency. First, it can be charged any normal household 110-volt socket with the provided cable or a 240-volt socket those used for electric dryers and kitchen ranges) a charging station.

Charging time depends on temperature and which outlet is From a 240-volt outlet, it takes 31⁄2 hours to the battery from 20 to 80 percent and six hours to reach full from a depleted battery.

through the power lines

The fortwo electric drive can with the smart vehicle through the power lines the car is being charged. This data provides useful to owners about usage power draw and vehicle As electrical vehicles increase in this information is critical to users understand the impact of vehicles. The power line will also be able to automatic billing and provide information about the state of interior temperature and system

The goal for the future is to have the car and the be able to schedule off-peak For example, if the vehicle needs hours to recharge, but it’s to allow a 12-hour charging the car will charge when the is cheapest and load on when the grid is lowest.

smart app

The information is also available via a phone app, which give the user charging charge time remaining and completion time. When the app’s map feature will nearby charging connections and set charging locations as well as driving distance and tracking battery range.

special

On the dash, a power meter and state-of-charge gauge replace the tachometer and clock. Like a gas the charge gauge shows the of battery

power remaining, a red line below 20 percent. the battery is at 20 percent, a warning is activated. At 10 percent the driver is again that the car is using the reserve and when the car reaches 5 warning sounds and a dash begins to flash.

The powermeter shows power draw and in real time, not unlike a economy gauge on some cars. With zero at the the left side has a green of increasing width showing the of power regeneration, and on the right, a line of increasing width the extent of power draw. driving, the gauge pointer from right to left as the draws and regenerates battery In addition to the usual warning special lights indicate temperature, high-voltage system charging cord connected, braking inactive and drive diagnosis. Every vehicle comes equipped an eco-meter shows how efficiently the car is being

preconditioning


In an electric car, and AC draw power from the which can reduce the range. To the driving range on very or hot days, the smart fortwo drive will pre-condition the while the car’s still in, drawing energy from the grid rather than the When the driver begins the car, the next driving can be set like an alarm, so the car’s temperature will be pre-conditioned and charged for the next trip.

the footprint on the road

While the fortwo electric drive has the footprint of any production car in the world, it boasts surprising head and Looking over the expansive and windshield, the electric drive like a medium-sized sedan, but only 8.8 feet long. At

the time, state-of-the-art engineering exceptional safety that its small-on-the-outside-big-on-the-inside practicality.

A stylish car clearly stands out from the its small size makes for movement and easy parking, for people who commute through or in congested areas. The smart electric drive is big on comfort, agility and ecology, expressing the confidence and responsibility of its owner.

safety

Although many wrongly perceive small as unsafe, Mercedes-Benz safety designed the smart fortwo to in collisions with larger A trendsetter in terms of small-car technology, it has endured extensive testing and meets all U.S. vehicle safety standards.

safety cell

The heart of the safety design is its tridion cell, which is like the in a race car. Made of high-strength steel, the rigid safety cell is designed to the crumple zone of the other and distribute impact energy the entire width of the car body.

high-strength steel reinforces the safety cell at strategic The entire area between the wells is reinforced for added in side impacts, and bulkheads into the B-pillars serve the purpose. Connecting plates on the members help transfer forces around the safety rather than through it. A plate in the floor supports the and protects the driver’s feet. To additional protection for the interior, the High Voltage battery, and 12V are housed in impact-protected zones.

steel bumpers connect to crash boxes at the front and that can be inexpensively replaced a minor collision. In a rear the motor is designed to slide the passenger cell rather into it.

seat belts and air

The smart fortwo electric coupes have eight air bags front, side, and window curtain for the driver and Because of the cabriolet’s open-top head/thorax air bags are installed of the coupe’s side and window air bags.

The front air bags are so that they inflate and more fully in severe collisions. In moderate collisions, inflate more slowly and not as To predict collision severity and more accurately, the smart electric drive is equipped two additional sensors in the nose of the And, to save repair the 34-gallon passenger front air bag at the top of the dash is only triggered an adult is detected in the passenger

Three-point seat belts are by belt tensioners and belt-force The tensioners deploy early in the sequence, removing slack the belts. As forces build on the a split-second later, the belt-force then relax the belts to minimize possible belt

side crashes

Sitting eight inches above a small car usually means protection in a car-to-car impact. to the design of the tridion safety passengers are often above the zone in side-impact collisions.

The can also play a role in a collision. Thanks to its relatively wheelbase of 73.5 inches, the car will typically hit an axle, can absorb a lot of the impact energy.

side satellite sensors a side crash, the window or head/thorax air bags are triggered to the upper part of the body, the and the head.

standard ABS

While belts and airbags help to occupants when a crash is the high- tech safety of brakes (ABS) and the electronic program (ESP®) can help crashes. Standard equipment on the fortwo electric drive, ABS the brakes momentarily whenever speed sensors indicate a wheel during braking doesn’t pump the brakes actually like pumping in The key purpose of ABS is to allow the driver to steering during emergency

exceptional ESP®

Also on the smart fortwo electric ESP® has been shown to the risk of fatal single-vehicle by a whopping 50 percent. ESP® impending loss of control, and in a second, brakes individual something that even the skilled driver cannot do. can be compared to having four brake pedals, one for each with a powerful computer to which pedal should be when and for how long.

ESP® drivers maintain stability, on slippery roads, by helping to oversteering (rear-end fishtailing) or (front-end plowing).

Even the ESP helps underscore the system’s it works invisibly, seemingly to help keep the car going the driver points it, when might otherwise lead to of control and a possible accident the system.

Using electronic (primarily for yaw and lateral acceleration) and computer logic, the system monitors a vehicle’s actual against its intended path.

If any difference between what the is asking (primarily through the wheel) and what the vehicle is doing, the system works in a by braking individual wheels reducing excess engine even before the driver may any changes.

rain/light sensor

A sensor is standard on all electric models. The sensor detects and will automatically turn on at dusk, while the rain will regulate the speed of the wipers at the first sign of

outside the smart fortwo drive

The smart fortwo drive is equipped with projection headlights which turn signals integrated the headlights. The door handles into the car’s shoulder which starts at the headlights and along the front fenders.

The of the car is dominated by a large rear as well as its lights a center light at the roofline; taillights, signals and brake lights at the and back-up lights below.

infinite color options

The fortwo electric drive’s design offers style and with an emphasis on safety. its modular body panels, interior tailoring and huge of paints, the fortwo offers an array of possibilities. Through the Expressions program, customers can their own lifestyle (or fashion) by selecting from a broad of pre-made full vehicle decals, tridion cell, and wraps. Customers also the ability to custom design own wraps and decals through the USA website. Additionally, customers can to individualize the

interior and select an even more expansive of exterior paint colors the smart BRABUS tailor program that launched in the of 2012.

roofs to suit any

The roof of the smart fortwo drive is unique in its class. The includes a panoramic see-through of high-strength polycarbonate.

The soft top on the model is fully automatic and can be to any position, and at any speed. Unlike convertibles, the smart cabriolet top can be or closed at the touch of a button driving on the highway a great of the two-seater’s outstanding practicality. For a top-down experience, the roof bars can be removed and stowed in the And, the cabriolet even has a glass rear window.

the fortwo

The smart fortwo drive has a surprising feeling of spaciousness that’s comparable to a sedan. In particular, its long, angled windshield and unique look of the dash convey a feeling. Customers getting the wheel for the first time are surprised at the spacious interior and how it is to get in and out of the car. Because of its impressive even people well six feet tall don’t cramped.

staggered seating

To lots of shoulder room, the seat is actually positioned six inches behind the driver’s Both seats and the head are well contoured, offering lateral support, with levers under the seats and tracks for fore-and-aft travel. The comes with a seat guide that swivels for comfort and simpler operation, and an folding driver’s armrest is available.

eye-catching gauges

On the electric drive, a power gauge and state of charge replace the optional tachometer and Like a gas gauge, the charge shows the percentage of battery remaining, with a red line 20 percent. Bracketed by two air vents, the controls are mounted at the top of the center where the driver and passenger can reach them easily. levers regulate temperature and fan Buttons for central locking, fog lights and optional seat are located on the lower dash and the ignition lock is located on the console behind the shift rather than the usual by the steering column.

Optional ambient lighting create a pleasant atmosphere night driving. Complete a dimmer, the ambient lighting LEDs in each door and footwell as well as three in the and one in the headliner that washes the in low light.

smart sounds

audio systems make a smart fortwo electric even more fun. A entry-line RDS AM/FM radio USB and AUX ports for an MP3 or CD player is standard on the drive. A large three-line makes it easy to navigate the menus and operate an iPod the radio controls.

Two optional systems are also available the highline and a surround-sound system. The is a high-quality multi-media system a 6.5-inch touch-screen display, an navigation system with maps and hands-free Bluetooth.

The touch screen provides operation of the radio, CD/DVD and hands-free Bluetooth operation of a phone and GPS navigation. The highline also includes an iPod/USB that enables users to music from an iPod or stick through the car’s system. Bluetooth audio is also included in the package.

an SD card slot also videos and photographs to be displayed on the screen for the passenger to view.

The surround-sound system boasts sound quality. A multi-channel amplifier powers matched in the outside mirror triangles, speakers in the doors, rear-fills in the and a subwoofer under the driver’s

surprising storage space

the car’s small size, amazing how much fits the trunk of the electric drive. 7.8 cubic feet of storage there’s more than luggage room for weekend and most shopping, and owners who to load their car to the ceiling a full 12 cubic feet of What’s more, large such as bicycles, furniture or can be transported in the smart fortwo drive by folding the passenger forward.

The two-piece tailgate very little room to for example in tight parking The bottom half of the tailgate has storage space inside; the roof bars are designed to be in this special compartment. The opens automatically as soon as one of the two levers is pulled.

Inside, doors have expandable net for extra storage space, and the has net pockets between the seats as

The smart fortwo electric coupe and cabriolet models with the entryline radio with a chrome-trimmed drawer the radio that is handy for items such as coins or

model year 2013

redesigned smart debuts in Freshened 2012 lineup coupe or cabriolet

MONTVALE, NJ A line of smart fortwo made its U.S. debut in May The new lineup features a larger grille, bolder front muscular side skirts and a rear apron. The smart is now front and center in the grille, a new design for the optional LED daytime lights bracket a bold, air inlet. Even sportier alloy wheels are also available.

While an exterior is the focus of the new line, interior include new optional crystal leather package that a leather/fabric combination for the seats and leather on the dash, and door Contrast stitching is included on the dash and doors.

three models

The smart fortwo is comprised of three versions the coupe, the passion coupe and the cabriolet. The pure model is the expensive smart fortwo, the coupe offers more equipment, and the passion cabriolet the exhilaration of top-down, open-air

a choice of gasoline or electric

The smart fortwo coupe or can be ordered with either a 70- horsepower gasoline engine or an electric drive system. at 38 mpg in EPA highway tests, the conventionally smart fortwo is the most gasoline-powered non-hybrid in the U.S. To up as little space as possible, the is mounted crosswise in the rear.

The smart electric version be launched in spring 2013 and just like a normal The battery fits right the fuel tank usually in the underfloor area between the and rear wheels, and an electric replaces the conventional engine the rear wheels.

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sharpred edition

The smart line for model year also an eye-catching sharpred special that launched in July With only 120 of the limited-production earmarked for the U.S. market, the features a striking contrast of red and the tridion safety cell and housings are red, while the of the car, including the alloy are finished in black. Available as a or cabriolet, the sharpred package an exclusive interior design black leather and red contrast exclusive floor mats, simulated leather covered and door panels with red stitching.

new BRABUS sport

Available in September 2012 for the smart fortwo models, an BRABUS sport package even sportier front, and rear aprons, six-twin-spoke wheels, a sport exhaust and sport suspension. Inside, the sport package includes pedals, BRABUS floor and black leather seats.

special edition

300 all-white special edition vehicles roll into the U.S. in the quarter. This stunning will feature crystal body panels, white safety cell, and white The interior will boast leather optic with contrast cross-stitching and white backrest. 300 iceshine models also include LED daytime lamps, power steering, and seats.

the ultimate city car

When smart first to the U.S. its unusual shape heads. What seemed worldly to some has become a sight for many. In only years, more than smart fortwo micro-cars been sold here in the and more than 1.3 million Conceived as the ultimate city car also a blast to drive, the fortwo is a trendsetter that’s become an automotive icon. even a smart car on permanent beside other design in New York City’s Museum of Art.

the smallest footprint on the

While the smart fortwo has the footprint of any car in the world, it also surprising head and legroom. over the expansive dash and the fortwo feels like a sedan, but it’s only 8.8 long. At the same time, art engineering provides exceptional that complements its small-on-the-outside- practicality.

A stylish car that stands out from the crowd, its size makes for nimble and easy parking, especially for who commute through congested traffic. The smart fortwo is big on safety, agility and ecology, the forward-thinking, confidence and responsibility of its

a stick transmission with a clutch

The gas-powered smart is equipped with a fun-to-drive manual transmission. To make it convenient in city driving, the car an electric clutch, which although it’s a manual, it has no pedal. Instead of a conventional which involves coordination the left and right feet, can use the gear shift lever to the transmission manually with a touch of their hand. models also offer shift paddles on the steering so drivers can safely shift up or gears without ever their hands off the wheel.

infinite color options

The fortwo’s unique design style and practicality with an on safety. Customers can choose seven exterior colors, a new grey matte finish. The safety cell is available in two black comes on all pure and silver is standard on passion with a matching radiator and mirror trim. A black safety cell is available for the models as well.

With its body panels, wraps, tailoring and huge selection of the fortwo offers an endless of possibilities. Through the smart program, customers can create own lifestyle (or fashion) accessory by from a broad palette of pre-made full vehicle decals, tridion cell, and wraps (customers also the ability to custom design own wraps and decals). Now, the smart BRABUS tailor program that just in September 2012, customers can the interior and choose from an more expansive portfolio of paint colors through the BRABUS tailor made

three roofs to suit any

The roof of the smart fortwo is in its class. The passion coupe the no-charge choice of a conventional roof or a panoramic see-through of high-strength polycarbonate.

The soft top on the model is fully automatic and can be to any position, and at any speed. Unlike convertibles, the smart cabriolet top can be or closed at the touch of a button driving on the highway a great of the two-seater’s outstanding practicality. For a top-down experience, the roof bars can be removed and stowed in the And, the cabriolet even has a glass rear window.

spaciousness

The fortwo has a surprising of interior spaciousness that’s to a standard-size sedan. In particular, its steeply angled windshield and floating look of the dash a roomy feeling. Because of its headroom, even people over six feet tall feel cramped. To provide of shoulder room, the passenger is actually positioned about six behind the driver’s seat, nine inches of fore-aft for both seats.

smart

Although many people perceive small cars as Mercedes-Benz safety experts the smart fortwo to excel in with larger vehicles. A in terms of small-car safety the fortwo has endured extensive testing and meets all U.S. vehicle safety standards.

The of the smart safety design is its safety cell, which is the roll-cage in a race car. largely of high-strength steel, the tridion safety cell is to

involve the crumple zone of the vehicle and distribute impact over the entire width of the car Wide steel bumpers to bolt-on crash boxes at the and rear that can be replaced after a minor collision. In a collision, the engine is designed to under the passenger cell than into it.

seat and air bags

The 2013 smart coupes have eight air bags front, side, and window curtain for the driver and Because of the cabriolet’s open-top head/thorax bags are installed of side and window curtain air

Three-point seat belts are by belt tensioners and belt-force The tensioners deploy early in the sequence, removing slack the belts. As forces build on the a split-second later, the belt-force then relax the belts to minimize possible belt

side crashes

Sitting eight inches above a small car usually means protection in a car-to-car impact. to the design of the smart fortwo safety cell, passengers are above the danger zone in collisions. The fortwo wheels can play a role in a side Thanks to its relatively short the other car will typically hit an which can absorb a lot of the impact When side satellite detect a side crash, the curtain or head/thorax air bags are to protect the upper part of the the neck and the head.

standard ABS

seat belts and airbags are at protecting occupants when a is inevitable, the high-tech safety of brakes (ABS) and the electronic program (ESP®) can help the avoid crashes in the first Standard equipment on the smart ABS releases the brakes for a split whenever wheel speed indicate a locked wheel doesn’t pump the brakes actually like pumping in The key purpose of ABS is to allow the driver to steering during emergency

standard ESP®

Also on the smart electric drive, has been shown to reduce the of fatal single-vehicle accidents by a 50 percent. ESP® senses loss of control, and in a split brakes individual wheels, that even the most driver cannot do. ESP® can be to having four individual pedals, one for each wheel, a powerful computer to determine pedal should be applied and for how long.

ESP® helps maintain stability, especially on roads, by helping to prevent (rear-end fishtailing) or understeering plowing).

Even the ESP abbreviation underscore the system’s benefits it invisibly, seemingly intuitively, to keep the car going where the points it, when conditions otherwise lead to loss of and a possible accident without the

Using electronic sensors for yaw and lateral acceleration) and lightning-fast logic, the system constantly a vehicle’s actual path its intended path.

If there’s any between what the driver is (primarily through the steering and what the vehicle is actually the system works in a split-second by

individual wheels and/or excess engine power, before the driver may sense any

All 2013 smart models in the U.S. are covered by a four-year, new vehicle limited warranty.

safety fact sheet

safety cell: works the roll-cage in a race car. largely of high-strength steel, the tridion safety cell is to distribute impact energy the entire

width of the car body. high-strength steel reinforces the safety cell at strategic including a double plate in the that supports the pedals and the driver’s feet.

intelligent to provide extra protection for the the engine, fuel tank and are housed in protected zones. steel bumpers connect to crash boxes at the front and that can be replaced inexpensively a minor collision. In a rear the engine is designed to slide the passenger cell rather into it.

ABS: can help crashes. Standard equipment on the fortwo, ABS releases the brakes for a second whenever wheel sensors indicate a locked ABS allows the driver to continue during emergency braking.

Also standard on the smart ESP® has been shown to the risk of fatal single-vehicle by a whopping 50 percent. ESP® impending loss of control, and in a second, brakes individual something that even the skilled driver cannot do. can be compared to having four brake pedals, one for each with a powerful computer to which pedal should be when and for how long.

ESP® drivers maintain stability, on slippery roads, by helping to oversteer (rear-end fishtailing) or (front-end plowing). Using sensors (primarily for yaw and lateral and lightening-fast computer logic, the constantly monitors a vehicle’s path against its intended

If there’s any difference between the driver is asking (primarily the steering wheel) and what the is actually doing, the ESP system in a split-second by braking individual and/or reducing excess power, even before the may sense any changes.

eight air front, side, knee and curtain for the driver and passenger in a fortwo coupe. Because of the open-top design, it has six air bags. air bags are installed instead of the side and window curtain air

two-stage front air bags: so inflate faster and more in severe frontal collisions. In collisions, they inflate slowly and not as completely. And, to repair

costs, the passenger air bag located at the top of the dash is only when an adult is actually in the passenger seat.

three-point belts: are complemented by belt and belt-force limiters. The tensioners early in the crash sequence, slack from the belts. As

build on the chest a split-second the belt-force limiters then the belts slightly to minimize belt injuries.

side The smart fortwo sits eight inches above small cars, which passengers are often above the zone in side-impact collisions. side satellite

sensors a side crash, the window or head/thorax air bags are triggered to the upper part of the body, the and the head. And, thanks to its short wheelbase of 73.5 the other car will almost hit one of the wheels, which can absorb a lot of the energy.

Rain/light sensor: A sensor is included in all passion and all electric drive models. The detects daylight and will turn on headlights at dusk,

the rain sensor will the speed of the windshield wipers at the sign of rain.

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