The newcomer of the original Smart company (ЗР, 2004, No. 3) invaded the oversaturated, but very capacious segment B. The unusual coloring, four-seater interior configuration (for four literally - “for four”) is nothing more than a clever marketing move to highlight models among dozens of others. In general, this is a very ordinary car, including a five-seater modification.
However, five in the cabin “for four” are still overkill, but the “full-time kit”, including a photographer with a height of 198 cm, fit without problems.
The top-end Passion equipment - without discounts on modest sizes and a democratic image. Note electric power steering, ESP stabilization system, four airbags, climate control, heated seats, a glass roof. However, such a baby is not at all childish - 17 320 euros! And on our car, besides rain and light sensors, a built-in telephone, a leather interior, a huge transparent sunroof and much more - for four thousand euros.
TOTALLY AS AN ADULT
Christmas trees, sticks, what a wide front desk he has! An average passenger car will hide in an unseeable sector - in a corner you jerk your head like a Chinese blank: like nobody … With a businessly roar, the Smart famously darted from its place: 109 “horses” with a curb weight of less than a ton guarantee serious dynamics - 9.8 s hundreds. And soon there will be charged up to 177 liters. with. tuning version of “Brabus” - this mad stool accelerates in 6.9 s! Verification of indicators is not included in our plans, we only note that in the torn urban rhythm of thrust-to-weight ratio - in abundance.
Our machine is equipped with a six-speed "automatic", more precisely, a manual transmission with automatic control. In my opinion, for small-volume engines, it is better than traditional hydromechanics. Do you want to drive, twisting turns to six thousand? No problem, the box can be controlled manually - a pair of petals under the steering wheel.
TRANSLATING, DO NOT ERROR
Initially, Smart - the name of a tiny two-seater city car - was translated as "wise guy." With the increase in gamut and the appearance of the Forfour model, other values were also in demand - elegant, fashionable, agile, strong. However, in expanding the interpretation it is important to know the measure - let's hope that the “pain” and “sadness” found in the dictionary will remain unclaimed.
The full-size Smart debuted in the fall of 2003; European sales began in the spring of 2004. Built on a single platform with Mitsubishi Colt, with which it is produced at the NedCar plant in the Netherlands.
Engines: gasoline 1.1–1.5 liters (64–177 hp), 1.5-liter turbodiesel (68 and 95 hp).
Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic.
Options: Pure, Pure Limited, Pulse, Passion.