Daimler’s European smart brand — set for launch in the
Based around the all-new fortwo city car that goes on sale in
MHD will be available as a coupe or cabriolet but only with a 71-hp engine. Fuel economy rises from 60.1 to 65.7 mpg in the EU cycle, and there’s a reduction in CO2 emissions from 112 to 103 g/km. That undercuts hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Honda Civic Hybrid at 104 and 109 g/km respectively, and will make it
Also due next year is a fortwo with an 800-cc diesel, posting even more impressive figures of 85.6 mpg and 88 g/km of CO2. However, there is a downside — it’s not exactly what you’d call fast. The two-seater doesn’t hit 60 mph for 19.8 seconds and top speed is only 84 mph.
Smart Whistle-Stops U.S. Tour by Joseph Szczesny (6/21/2007)
Lots of cities, lots of test drives for minicar.
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We test the Euro smart on
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When the Bs can’t hit 35 mpg, trouble brews.
Smart to Stoke Interest with Tour by Bengt Halvorson (5/9/2007)
Interactives, test drives key to setting up brand in