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Thursday, July 23, 2009
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smart upgrades the 'fortwo' cdi diesel for 2010

STUTTGART, GERMANY - Daimler AG, the parent company of smart cars, announced this week that in the new 2010 smart fortwo cdi diesel variant they have boosted the power output significantly. Daimler says the new 2010 smart fortwo diesel 3-cylinder powertrain delivers 21 percent more power and 18 percent more maximum torque. They say they have been able to achieve this increase in power in the cdi fortwo's engine while still maintaining an NEDC 3.4 litres/100 km fuel consumption, and just 88 g/km of CO2 emissions. This makes the smart fortwo cdi the least polluting non-hybrid vehicle sold on the Planet.

Daimler says that the new technical specifications for the clean diesel engine in the 2010 smart fortwo cdi are a power output of 40 kw/54 hp with the three cylinder engine delivering a maximum torque of 130 Newton metres. The more powerful 2010 diesel smart fortwo model now accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 16.8 seconds

smart car engineers have achieved the increase in power in the 2010 fortwo diesel engine by modifying the piston geometry and changing the injection and charge parameters. They have also been able to lengthen the third and fourth gear ratios to improve efficiency, which provides an added benefit of lowering engine rpm and providing a quieter cabin at speed. In Europe, the 2010 smart fortwo cdi meets the highest level EU5 standard for lowered emissions, and the car qualifies for government emissions incentive tax rebates in some EU countries.

smart cars says that the 2010 fortwo model will have new shiny pearl black contrasting components and their will be an armrest available as as option for increased comfort. Other new options include a smart hands-free multimedia audio system, with a colour display, that provides a Bluetooth interface, voice control, and the possibility of an iPod connection.

Daimler says that the price for the smart fortwo petrol (gasoline) models remains unchanged for the start of the 2010 model year and the new diesel cdi fortwo will sell at a base list price of 11,790 Euros for the coupe model in Germany (inclusive of VAT).     

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