Smart For Four 2019

smart forfour

From 25.150 euros
  • Bodywork urban
  • Doors 5
  • Plazas 4
  • Power 82 cv
  • How to consume it ---l/100km
  • Trunk 185 liters
  • Assessment 4

As always, the smart forfour It is the largest vehicle of the German manufacturer, corresponding to the micro urban segment (A). The first generation (W454) belonged to the urban ones, reaching the market in 2004 thanks to the fact that it was developed between Smart y Mitsubishi.

El Forfour first generation, like the Mitsubishi Colt, was a model with a transverse front engine and drive to the front axle. Both were manufactured at the plant NedCar of the Japanese firm in the Netherlands, although the German urban was in production for two years (until 2006).

After several years of absence, Daimler AG and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance established a collaboration agreement from which the third generation of the Renault Twingo and the second of Forfour. The main difference between the first generation and the following is the change of segment, going from B to A.

Technical characteristics Smart Forfour

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The new smart forfour is developed from platform using the third generation of Twingo. Its wheelbase is 2,49 meters, presenting a structural rigidity of the best in the segment thanks to the safety cage "Tridion".

Outwardly it reaches Meters long 3.549, 1,66 meters wide and 1,55 meters high. With these measures, the space available in its cabin is not one of the largest on the market, allowing it to accommodate without much fanfare 4 occupants. There is no possibility of integrating a fifth because it is not approved for it.

La minimum capacity of your trunk is 185 liters, while the maximum is 975 liters. In this way it remains in the lower middle zone of the segment and behind rivals such as the Citroën C1, Seat Mii o Volkswagen Up! Being developed on the same basis as the Twingo, its mechanics are placed on the rear axle, using the same as tractor axle.

Mechanical range and Smart Forfour gearboxes

As it is a 100% urban model, the managers of Smart have decided that the entire mechanical range of combustion be eradicated, leaving only a single mechanical option. Is The only option is electric and is called Smart EQ Forfour. In this way the little one will be able to move around the cities without any danger due to protocols or low emission zones.

The assembly uses a rear electric motor that powers the wheels of said axle. To it is added a water-cooled lithium-ion battery with 17,6 kWh capacity. The battery is located in the entire lower part of the passenger compartment, so it does not reduce interior space.

The benefits are quite limited. 82 horses with a maximum torque of 160 Nm that perform very well in urban environments but are somewhat shorter in external circuits. Since the battery is not of great capacity, the autonomy is limited, remaining in a declared maximum radius of 129 Km in WLTP cycle.

Smart Forfour equipment

The range of equipments of the smart forfour It is structured around four endings. From smallest to largest endowment we find the versions: Base, Passion, Pulse and Prime.

From the access version Base, the Forfour includes items of equipment such as multiple airbags, tire inflation pressure monitoring, governor and speed limiter, multifunction steering wheel or MP3 CD radio with USB sockets.

In the upper finishes, it stands out to find leading and unusual elements in this segment such as: instrument panel with 3,5-inch screen, heated front seats, panoramic roof, Full-LED headlights, light and rain sensors and a multimedia system with 7 inch touch screen and browser.

Part of the equipment list focuses on the recharge section. The EQ Forfour comes with a 4,6 kW charging cable, but optionally we can opt for a cable with a maximum capacity of 22 kW in order to enjoy faster charges. From 10 to 80% in less than 40 minutes.

The Smart Forfour in video

The Smart Forfour according to EuroNCAP

El smart forfour was subjected to the demanding impact tests organized by the entity EuroNCAP in 2014 receiving 4 stars overall score. The impact tests were passed with the following percentages.

In case of impact, the child and adult occupant protection it was a 78 and 77 percent. A 65 percent of protection was obtained in case of hitting pedestrians or cyclists. Finally, in terms of active driving aids, it achieved a discreet 56 percent protection.

The Smart Forfour and its rivals

The small smart forfour is part of one of the most competitive segments of the market, the micro-urban segment.

Some of the best-selling models live in it, such as its platform brother, the Renault Twingo, Or the Adam OpelSeat Mii, Peugeot 108, Toyota Aygo, Citroën C1, Fiat 500, Fiat Panda, Kia Picanto, Skoda diligently, Volkswagen Up! o Hyundai i10.

In front of them he offers a more dynamic design, superior interior quality and greater possibilities of technological equipment. On the contrary, it cannot compete for indoor habitability, trunk space or standard equipment.

The Smart Forfour of Km 0 and Second Hand

El smart forfour It is the model that has the least impact on sales for the German brand in Spain. However, since two generations (including the current one) have been marketed, the number of units available in the second-hand market, or kilometer zero, is relatively wide.

If we are interested in a second hand unit, we can find a Forfour registered in the year 2006 (first generation) with mechanical gasoline of 1.3 liters and 95 CV, Pulse finish and an average of 80 thousand kilometers for which it would be necessary to pay 4.900 Euros.

In the case of opting for units of kilometer zero, we will only find units of the latest generation with 100% electrical mechanics. In that case the offer starts at approximately 2.000 euros. In any case, the average depreciation of the German urban micro is located in the 31,5 percent, standing at the average of its segment.

Highlights

  • Nice and original design
  • urban management
  • Optional equipment possibilities

Improvable Points

  • habitability
  • trunk capacity
  • Price-equipment ratio

Smart Forfour prices

Having only included electric versions, the price of the Forfour has become considerably more expensive compared to models of previous generations. In the best case the starting price of the Smart Forfour is 25.150 euros. This figure corresponds to the version with the base finish without any optional. On the other side of the scale is the EQ Forfour Prime with a minimum price of 27.267 euros. All prices correspond without discounts or additional promotions.

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