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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $23,250 $25,000
2-Door Cabriolet N/A N/A $26,040 $28,000
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2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 21 27 $23,995 $24,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 21 27 $23,995 $24,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 50s Edition 21 27 $25,051 $26,095
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $25,627 $26,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $25,627 $26,695
2-Door Manual 2.0T 21 30 $26,683 $27,795
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T 21 30 $26,683 $27,795
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $26,779 $27,895
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $27,355 $28,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $27,355 $28,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 70s Edition 21 27 $27,451 $28,595
2-Door DSG 2.0T 21 29 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T 21 29 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 28 37 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound 21 30 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T w/Sound 21 30 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound 21 29 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T w/Sound 21 29 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 30 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 30 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 29 $31,003 $32,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 29 $31,003 $32,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T 60s Edition 21 29 $31,099 $32,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,250
$23,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,000
$24,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$417 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 21 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
45.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
48.0 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
45.4 81.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 43.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
50.51 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
106.1 168.4
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.53 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
73.5 100.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
61.4 71.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.8 7.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.7 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
28.7 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/55R15 215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/60R15 215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2108 3206
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Gas I5
Fuel System
NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
100 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
NA 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
47-74 @ - TBD - 170 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
122 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
107 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 27
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
93 -
Battery Range (mi)
68 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.56
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.19
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name
Smart fortwo electric drive Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.7
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
DeDion Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - TBD -

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