smart at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009
Stuttgart
Sep 15, 2009
smart fortwo model year 2010: smart fortwo cdi: 21 percent more power for the CO2 champion
  • Power boost for the smart fortwo cdi without increased fuel consumption
  • All smart fortwos now comply with EU 5
For model year 2010 the smart fortwo cdi has been given a clear power boost, yet it remains just as economical and environmentally friendly as before. In future the state-of-the-art three-cylinder diesel engine will produce 21 percent more power and deliver approximately 18 percent more maximum torque. Although this extra power makes the two-seater car noticeably livelier, it does not affect its exemplary fuel consumption. As before, it consumes just 3.4 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres (NEDC). Furthermore, with CO2 emissions of 88 g/km it continues to assert its leading position as the CO2 champion. In addition, from model year 2010 all versions of the smart fortwo (including the BRABUS versions) will comply with the strict emission limits of the EU5 standard.
The smart fortwo enjoys the worldwide reputation of being a car that is perfect for our times. Thanks to its unique concept it takes up minimum road and parking space, boasts low fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions and combines mobility, ecology and joie de vivre in a unique way. For model year 2010 smart is uncompromisingly continuing its philosophy and making the smart fortwo even more environmentally friendly and attractive.
The most important change: the smart fortwo cdi with a length of 2.69 metres is redefining economy and driving fun. Its reengineered diesel engine now has an output of 40 kW/54 hp – 7 kW or 21 percent more than its predecessor. Moreover, the new three-cylinder engine delivers maximum torque of 130 Newton metres (an increase of 18 percent). This makes the car that is bursting with lifestyle appeal even more agile and fun to drive. Thanks to the power boost it now sprints from 0 - 100 km/h in just 16.8 seconds. However, the increased liveliness does not affect the outstanding fuel consumption and emission figures of the trendy two-seater car. The combined fuel consumption still stands at 3.4 litres per 100 kilometres and the amazing low CO2 emissions of just 88 g/km mean that the smart fortwo cdi is still the CO2 world champion among all production cars with combustion engines.
The 21 percent power increase is primarily realised through modified pistons in conjunction with adjusted injection and charge pressure parameters. Furthermore, thanks to the increased torque it was also possible to lengthen the gear ratios of the third and fourth gears by 10 and 11 percent respectively, and to lower the shifting points in the automatic programme. This reduces the rpm level in speed ranges used particularly frequently – with benefits in terms of fuel consumption and noise level! The smart fortwo cdi is equipped with a closed diesel particulate filter and emissions are substantially below the limit values laid down in the EU5 standard.
Thanks to optimised engine and transmission management the model year 2010 petrol models of the two-seater car also comply with the demanding EU5 exhaust gas standard. Not only does this give customers a clear conscience – in many countries it entails clear tax advantages.
New contrast components in shiny pearl black, which further upgrade and add to the harmony of interior of the smart fortwo, and a new folding armrest available as an option provide for increased comfort.
Further optional equipment includes the smart hands-free system with a colour display and extensive multimedia functions. It features the sassy design typical of the brand, a Bluetooth® interface, voice control and optional iPod® connection and is perfectly integrated in the vehicle electronics and the audio system. It is simple and safe to operate via a wireless controller on the centre console.
All model year 2010 smart fortwo variants can be ordered now. The prices for the petrol models are unchanged. In future the smart fortwo cdi coupé in the pure equipment line with a 40 kW/54 hp engine will cost€11,790 (German list price incl. VAT).
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