The new generation smart fortwo Arrives in the Fall
STUTTGART, GERMANY - the smart car company announced this week that a new generation smart fortwo will be introduced shortly in the autumn of this year (2010). The 2010 - 2011 smart fortwo includes a revised interior, upgraded colours, with five available engines available in designated international markets. The two 45 and 55 kW gasoline (petrol) engines on the smart mhd boast an improved reduction in CO2 emissions to just 97 g/km. The diesel CDI smart still has the lowest emissions of CO2 for a production car at just 86 g/km of CO2.
Colour availability on the new generation 2010 - 2011 smart includes seven colours, and a new matt colour scheme is part of the line-up. Inside there are new fabrics, and on the cabriolet a red or blue soft top are possible in addition to the previously available black. The company is also well advanced in the area of electric mobility with ongoing tests of smart electric ed type vehicles in the cities of Ulm, Germany and Austin, Texas in the United States.
For fuel economy, the smart fortwo cdi diesel has a combined 3.3 L/100 km rating (71.28 U.S. MPG / 85.60 Imp MPG. The 45 kW mhd gasoline (petrol) model has a combined 4.2 L/100 km rating (56 U.S. MPG / 67.26 Imp MPG). The 52 kW mhd gasoline model also has a 4.2 L/100 km rating (56 U.S. MPG / 67.26 Imp MPG) and the more powerful 62 kw gasoline engined smart fortwo has a 4.9 L/100 km rating (48.0 U.S. MPG / 57.65 Imp MPG). There is also a sporty engined 75 kW Brabus model that has a combined 5.2 L/100 km rating (45.23 U.S. MPG / 54.32 Imp MPG) to complete the engine line-up.
Other new features include optional daytime LED driving lights to give a trendy look and improve vehicle visibility to other drivers. A new premium sound system is now available as an otion with an 8x40 watt multi-channel digital amplifier as part of the package and custom installed speakers in the doors and rear fills, a sub-woofer under the driver's seat and tweeters in the mirror triangles. There are also three new 15 inch optional alloy wheels available including two '3 double-spoke' types and a 12 spoke type which looks great on the cabriolet model.