Smart Car Fortwo | 2011 | 20% Small Overlap Crash Test | NHTSA | CrashNet1
This is a new type crash test by NHTSA. 20% small overlap frontal crash test aims for vehicle safety improvements.
2011 Smart Car For Two
56mph (90 km/h) 20% Offset 7 degree angle
Barrier weight: 2486 kg (5480 lbs).
Moving deformable barrier impacts each vehicle at the same velocity:
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- Procedure is more severe for smaller cars.
- Potential to drive convergence of vehicle front-end stiffness.
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Тест-драйв: Smart ForTwo
Этот Smart ForTwo короче Daewoo Matiz на 80 см. Это больше, чем разница между Ford Focus и BMW 7 серии! Его можно парковать поперек стандартного слота, а если вдоль -- бок о бок войдут два «Смарта»! У него квадратные пропорции: высота равна ширине.
Smart Car Fortwo | 2011 | 35% Overlap Oblique Crash Test | NHTSA | CrashNet1
This is a new type crash test by NHTSA. 35% small overlap frontal oblique crash test aims for vehicle safety improvements.
2011 Smart Fortwo 35% frontal small overlap
Constant-energy test procedure:
• Moving deformable barrier impacts each vehicle at the same velocity.
Barrier Closing Speed: 56 mph
Angle Relative to Track: 15 degrees
- Procedure is more severe for smaller cars
- Potential to drive convergence of vehicle front-end stiffness
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Smart ForTwo Passion Coupe--D&M Motorsports Video Test Drive 2012 Chris Moran
Smart ForTwo Passion Coupe Review with Chris Moran. Presented by D&M Motorsports.
The Smart Fortwo is an all-new brand and model in the United States for 2008, sold at a select number of United Auto Group and Mercedes-Benz dealerships across the country.
Revolution, dud or something in between? The 2008 Smart Fortwo could be any of these, but which one depends on how Americans respond to this long-awaited city car as it starts to trickle into dealerships around the country. The previous generation has sold more than 770,000 units in other parts of the world since 1998, appealing to urban customers who gravitated to its sky-high fuel economy and park-anywhere size. While most Americans have probably seen a Smart car, only time will tell how many pick one as their daily commuting partner.
Not that it comes as a news flash, but the Mercedes-built Smart is small. Really small. It's more than 3 feet shorter than a Mini Cooper and only a foot longer than an E-Z-GO golf cart. It seats only two people, with a fair-sized trunk above the rear-mounted engine. Yet that silver or black strip that loops around the Fortwo's side is what differentiates this minicar from the E-Z-GO.
Known as the Tridion safety cell, this cage of high-strength steel allows the Smart car to withstand impacts as well as or better than much larger cars. An impressive array of other safety systems -- side airbags, antilock brakes, brake assist, stability control and traction control -- add to its ability to thwart occupant injury. Plus, axles placed close to the passenger compartment provide additional protection in side impacts.
Other markets get diesel and turbocharged gasoline engines, but the America-bound Fortwo will only come with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine. Saddled with 71 horsepower, this powertrain will be able to motivate the 1,804-pound Smart from zero to 60 mph in 14.1 seconds. The wonky five-speed automanual transmission found in the last Smart car has been replaced by an allegedly improved one, which makes us wonder how awful the predecessor was, considering the new car's herky-jerky motions and extreme shift lag. After a quick drive, it will leave you wondering how it's in any way superior to a traditional automatic or clutch-pedal manual.
In total, the Smart has just enough pep around town, but it feels woefully lackluster (and a little worrisome) on the highway. But that's a pretty good way to sum up the entire Smart Fortwo experience. For those who spend 90 percent of their driving time by themselves in traffic or meandering through congested city streets, the Fortwo makes sense (as long as they can put up with the wonky transmission). Its tiny dimensions make finding a parallel parking spot a relatively simple exercise -- although the new model is now too long to be parked perpendicularly on the street. Also, speeds in the city should rarely get so high that the mere sight of a Navigator makes you pack the dashboard with statues of St. Christopher.
But for those who routinely drive on the highway, the Fortwo just doesn't make sense -- even if it gets excellent gas mileage. A similarly priced subcompact will handle high speeds better; ditto the more expensive but greener Prius. The 2008 Smart Fortwo isn't a good choice for most consumers, but for certain urban-based drivers, it's most definitely worth consideration.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The 2008 Smart Fortwo is a two-seat, subcompact city car available in two body styles. The hatchback Coupe is offered in Pure and Passion trim levels, while the convertible Cabrio only comes in Passion. The base Pure comes with 15-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, leather steering wheel and electric rear window defroster. Power steering, air-conditioning, radio, power windows and alloy wheels are optional on the Pure. The Passion gets all those basic features, plus a panorama glass roof, sport steering wheel with shift paddles, power heated side mirrors and a CD player. The Passion Cabrio adds an upgraded stereo with MP3-compatible in-dash six-CD changer, along with a manually operated canvas roof. Passion options include partial leather upholstery and additional gauges.
Powertrains and Performance
The 2008 Smart Fortwo is powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 71 hp and 68 pound-feet of torque. Surprisingly, it requires premium fuel. The maximum speed is 90 mph, with a 0-60-mph time of 14.1 seconds. A five-speed automanual transmission drives the Fortwo's rear wheels and is shifted without a clutch pedal via a simple console-mounted stick (and column-mounted paddles on Passion models), and there is a fully automatic mode as well. With its 8.7-gallon tank, the Fortwo will return 33 mpg city, 41 mpg highway and 36 mpg combined.
Riding in Jetfuel's Turbo smart fortwo
Jetfuel's Cornfield turbo'd smart can rearrange your face! Make sure you bring a change of pants with you along for the ride!
Taken during the 2011 Wisconsin Dells Midwest smart Rally. We shared the Dells with some Corvettes!
Awesome CRASH TEST - BENZ Vs. Smart!
A Mercedes S-Class & a Smart ForTwo go head to head in this awesome Crash Test, other then u would expect by looking at the video, the little Smart comes out the of the test rather well, although u would probably still be pretty much dead if u were in it crashing at that speed. i cut all the German spoken, boring explaining out of it.. the sound is still a little off, sorry for that but i couldn't be bothered with it anymore :P enjoy!
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Overall evaluation: Acceptable
Full rating at http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=1746
The 2012 Smart fortwo
The 2012 Smart fortwo.
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Smart Fortwo Coupe - Test - Matías Antico
Tras probar el Cabrio, en esta oportunidad tomamos contacto con la versión Coupé del pequeño citycar de Mercedes-Benz. Motor 1.0 de 84 caballos y un precio elitista de 25.000 dólares.
Smart Fortwo Cabrio - Test - Matías Antico - Martín Sacán
Probamos el pequeño urbano Premium de la marca alemana perteneciente al grupo Daimler. Llega a la Argentina con motor 1.0 turbo de 84 caballos. Al volante de la versión Cabrio, que cuesta 27.000 dólares.
ACLARACION: Smart es una marca alemana pero produce el Fortwo en Francia, no en Alemania como dijimos. Perdón por la confusión, en el apuro mezclamos todo...