Looking for an ultra-compact city car with room for four? The innovative smart forfour could be the one for you.
The smart forfour’s smiling front reflects this little car’s big personality. The honeycomb radiator with integrated smart logo provides eye-catching head-on appeal. Halogen headlamps with a clear-lens design give a self-assured look day and night, while distinctive taillights add to the premium design.
You’ll enjoy an especially compact stance on the road, thanks to the neat dimensions and extremely short overhangs – so you can take on urban terrain with ease. Alloy or steel wheels provide a sleek finishing touch. Simply take your pick from black or silver, with spokes or twin spokes.
In the first-class cabin, there’s an amazing amount of space for up to four adults – plus plenty of space for your cargo. Quality materials feature throughout, including a textured dashboard that adds a touch of style. Smart rotary vents and a leather-trimmed steering reflect the maker’s astute attention to detail. And the large windscreen and thin pillars ensure you have an optimum view of the road ahead at all times.
Engines, efficiency and performance
When it comes to engines, you can go for a conventional 1.0-litre unit, which is perfect for the city. Or you can select the turbocharged 0.9 variant if you want an extra bust of energy in town and beyond but benefit from low running costs. Whichever one you go for, the size of the engines keeps running costs down to a minimum, while maximising efficiency. That means fewer stops at the pumps for you. Alternatively, you could choose the even more efficient 80bhp electric model, which offers smooth acceleration around town.
Safety and technology
As with every smart car in the line-up, this model features the robust, Tridion safety cell. It’s built from high-tech steels to ensure complete protection for everyone on board. You’ll also be supported by a comprehensive suite of innovative active and passive systems. These include crosswind assist to maintain stability, as well as a proximity warning function to assist in preventing collisions. You’ve got an electronic stability programme, too, which helps to maintain stability in all conditions.
When it comes to parking, it’s never been easier or safer. The forfour makes light work of squeezing into the tightest of spaces; the rear-mounted engine and rear-wheel drive allow for an extremely compact design. This, coupled with the innovative direct-steer system creates the smallest turning circle in its class – it measures just 8.65m from wheel to wheel.
The new smart forfour is available to order now from smart at Mercedes-Benz Retail Group. If you’d like to find out more or book a test drive, feel free to contact your local showroom in Brentford, Colindale, Croydon, Dartford, Epsom, Loughton, Stratford or Brooklands and we’ll be happy to help. Reach us online or call our team directly.
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