Smart Fortwo Diesel receives an upgrade

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] More power and cleaner emissions but the same FE.

    [fimg=right][/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - July 23, 2009

    2010 Smart Fortwo – Not a chance we will see it here :(

    Stuttgart , Germany -- For the 2010 model year, the Smart Fortwo cdi turbo-diesel has been given a power boost yet still remains just as economical and environmentally friendly as before. The state-of-the-art three-cylinder diesel engine will produce 21 percent more power and deliver approximately 18 percent more maximum torque. The extra power makes the popular two-seater car noticeably livelier but does not affect its exemplary fuel consumption.

    All 2010 variants will also comply with the stricter emission limits of the EU5 standard.

    The most important change: the Smart Fortwo cdi’s reengineered diesel engine now has an output of 54 hp, 21 percent more than its predecessor. Additionally, the new three-cylinder engine delivers a maximum torque of 96 lb-ft. Thanks to the power boost, it now accelerates from 0 - 60 mph in 16.6 seconds. The combined fuel consumption still stands at 69 mpgUS combined on the NEDC.

    The 21 percent power increase was brought about by modified pistons in conjunction with adjusted injection and charge pressure parameters. Thanks to the increased torque, it was also possible to lengthen the gear ratios of the third and fourth gears by ten and eleven percent respectively. This reduces the rpm level in speed ranges used particularly frequently – with benefits in terms of fuel consumption and noise level. The Smart Fortwo cdi is equipped with a closed diesel particulate filter and emissions are below the limit values laid down in the EU5 standard.

    Further optional equipment includes the Smart hands-free system with a color display and extensive multimedia functions. It features a Bluetooth® interface, voice control and optional iPod® connection and is perfectly integrated in the vehicle electronics and the audio system. It is simple and safe to operate via a wireless controller on the center console.

    All updated Smart Fortwo variants can be ordered now. The prices for the gasoline models are unchanged. In the future, the 54 hp Smart Fortwo cdi will cost $16,797 USD including VAT as a coupe in the Pure equipment line.

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