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Сергей Стиллавин и Рустам Вахидов давно
ждали возможность протестировать этот
сверхкомпактный автомобиль. Насколько
SMART приспособлен для российских дорог,
сколько человек может в нём комфортно
разместиться и как у Стиллавина
получилось открыть капот. В финале
выпуска девушка Наташа будет искать себе
2009 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe Start Up, Exhaust, In Depth Review, and Test Drive
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
variety! In today's video, we will take an up close and personal in depth
look at the 2009 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe. A neat, quirky, different
take on sub compacts. The Smart boasts dramatic looks, surprising interior
space and safety, with Mercedes Benz build quality. While some of it's
drivetrain characteristics offer a love it or hate it feel, you just can't
help to think it's quite the neat car! A 70hp 1.0L 3 cyl engine with a 5
speed automated manual transmission, providing reasonable power and zippy
acceleration for city traveling. Although no race car, it's definitely a
fun and unique vehicles for those looking for a fuel efficient vehicle that
strays away from the norm! During this presentation, we will take a 1st
person look at what the Fortwo is all about beginning with the start up,
performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data, and build
quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and
exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only get
from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight
key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any available
options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the
good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior
perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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Test Driving a Smart Car
Krumbine finally test drives a 2009 smart ForTwo from Holler Driver's Mart
Here's the low-down on the transmission: it's a manumatic which means it's
a manual transmission that shifts automatically. Why they didn't just go
with a fully automatic or fully manual, I don't know.
That being said, when driven in stupid mode (automatic), the gear shifts
come early and take FOREVER, which creates that lag and the rocking that we
described in the video. Smart has remedied SOME of the lag with firmware
updates that this particular ForTwo probably HASN'T received yet.
Secondly, all of that is completely inconsequential when you drive it
manual mode--with either the paddle shifters (AWESOME) or gear shift (+ or
-, left of the PRND). The car drives perfectly normal and because of its
small size and peppy engine, is probably about as much fun as you can have
in a cheap "sports" car this side of a Miata.
And YES. I did just call it a sports car. There's little else to fairly
compare it to. It has the practicality of a sports car (two seater, minimal
storage); the buying rationalization of a sports car (well, it's not like I
NEED it!); an engaging drive like a sports car.
I won't address any of the safety concerns here, only to say that I don't
drive a car with the intention to wreck it every day (or ever). Secondly,
the ForTwo is as safe (or safer) than any average car on the road today and
you're welcome to research that yourself before you criticize it too much.
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Smart Car Crash
This is a test done by Fifth Gear. The test was to compare damage between
the fortwo and a car of twice mass and size.
Rapid deceleration would've caused the occupants in both cars to die.
However the test firmly proves the theory correct, a smart is just as safe
as something twice its size.
In May 2009 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted their own
tests which the smart did poorly. However nowhere on their site is any data
concerning forces on the dummies and possible injury.
Also, the Mercedes Benz C300 weighs just 200lb shy of a Chevrolet Equinox.
So while it may be small, it's a heavyweight.
For more on smart safety including real world crash data and even
statistics on the probability of crashing a smart:
Here is a video of the smart crashing into a Mercedes Benz S-Class, a car
weighing as much a mid size SUV.
The test was done by Auto Und Sport Magazine and NCAP, the test results
were "possible head injury" and "cuts & scrapes".
The smart uses a patented steel structure called the Tridion Safety Cell.
It's designed to activate crumple zones of ther cars.
It consists of small crumple zones on each end and then a ridgid high
tensile passenger cell. The passenger cell begins right before where the
footwell ends. As seen on crash videos the car crumples down to the
passenger cell and rebounds.
In a crash, this is what happens to a smart:
1. Bumper breaks.
2. Slip Tubes move out of way.
3. Crash Box is hit, airbags activate.
4. Crumple zone crumples.
5. Passenger cell is met.
6. Force distributes through cell, wheels, into the other car's crumple
7. Seatbelt tensioner and force limiter ensure forces are kept down on the
8. Remaining force results in the car rebounding.
The NHTSA, Euro NCAP, and the IIHS give the smart a 4 out of 5 star crash
test rating. This is higher than any vehicle close to this size.
The roof has been proven to hold 9,000lbs by the IIHS.
The 2011 smart fortwo will have added airbags to the list of safety
features. A total of 8 airbags will be on the new fortwo (2 front, 2
head/torso, 2 knee, two side curtain).
Active safety features:
esp® - One of the standard features on your smart fortwo is something
called Electronic Stability Program or esp®. When the esp® sensors
indicate a skid or swerving of your car, they automatically control the
engine throttle and the Anti-Lock brakes to maintain your present course.
Also integral to the esp® safety system is Electronic Brake-Force
Distribution Control (EBD), which helps to prevent the rear wheels from
ABS - A feature of esp®, Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS) will apply and
release each brake independently to keep you from skidding regardless of
the type of road surface each wheel is on.
CBC - When you enter a corner and apply your brakes, the unequal forces at
each wheel can result in a skid or a complete "end-around." With Cornering
Brake Control (CBC) the inner wheels require less brake force due to less
traction. CBC counteracts a potential tendency to swerve by distributing
brake forces selectively - even below the threshold of ABS activity.
BAS - Avoiding accidents is often measured in inches. Electronic Brake
Assist can sense when you have stepped on the brake quickly but have not
applied it hard enough to activate the ABS system. It can be the difference
in reaction time you need to avoid an accident.
ASC and ETC - Acceleration Skid Control (ASC) and Engine Torque Control
(ETC) are designed to help the smart fortwo move forward on slippery
surfaces. ASC acts much like a differential lock but does it by directing
power to the wheel offering optimum traction. ETC provides engine control
when driving on slippery surfaces. It "feathers" the throttle on low
traction acceleration and limits torque in down shifting applications.
HSA - The smart-shift Transmission® of the smart fortwo is equipped with
Hill Start Assist (HSA) which allows you to pull away on a hill without
having to apply the handbrake. As you lift your foot from the brake pedal
while stopped on a hill, HSA holds the brakes for about a second to give
you time to move your foot to the accelerator.
smart Transmission -- smart USA owners guide
smart fortwos us the innovative smart shift manual transmission, a manual
transmission that shifts itself. Learn the ins and outs of the smart
transmission including taking it out of automatic mode and the manual
controls with the shifter or the steering wheel.
For more smart owners information, visit http://owners.smartusa.com/
Smart Car ESP Trick Instructions
Here are video instructions of how to disable your ESP on the 451 USA Smart
car. Big thanks to ckman9 on Smart Car Of America for posting his video.
I am not responsible for you trying this. Please try this at your own risk.
This does disable safety features and if any accidents occur, please note
that I am not liable for your choice to do this.