All-new smart fortwo and forfour revealed with bolder look and a rear-engine layout

New 2015 smart fortwo

Here we have the new smart fortwo and forfour that will be launched in Europe in November with prices starting under 11,000 euros (£8,700) for the two-seater.

Both the fortwo and forfour share its platform with the new Renault Twingo, featuring similar proporions along with rear-engine and rear-wheel drive. The previous forfour was not rear engined, but it has changed with the new model.

Three different three-cylinder petrol engines are offered with 60 hp, 71 hp and 90 hp. All linked to either a five-speed manual transmission or the twinamic automatic dual clutch transmission.

The length of fortwo remains at 2.69 metres, while the forfour is 3.49 metres long. Both models are 1.66 metres in width and 1.55 metres in height.

The fortwo has a pretty impressive wall-to-wall turning circle of 7.30 metres.

Under the skin there is a MacPherson strut front suspension and a De Dion rear suspension with twin-tube shocks. There is also an optional sport suspension lowering the ride height by 10 millimetres.

The new models should be also much safer with improved materials and safety features like standard crosswind assist system and optional forward collision warning and lane keeping assist.

Both models can be customised with a wide range of exterior colour schemes and different textures for the interior.


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