Smart Forfour 1.3 |  Motofacts

Smart Forfour 1.3 | Motofacts


The Smart is no longer associated with a 2-person folding pin. The Forfour model has 5 doors and can carry up to 5 passengers.

The Smart is no longer associated with a 2-person folding pin. The Forfour model has 5 doors and can carry up to 5 passengers.

Smart Image: The Smart Forfour has a lively two-tone body made of plastic panels. The car has a length of 375 cm and is no longer small like its older brothers.

In the small car segment (B), the Smart Forfour brings a breath of fresh air, at least satisfaction and maybe even happiness. This situation is caused by a simple mechanism widely used in the 1960s – a two-color body. Passersby look at the Smart because it is unknown and attractive.

Special features

The Smart brand belongs to the DaimlerChrysler concern, which has created the innovative skeleton of the passenger compartment,

Photo Smart: The 1.3-liter 95hp engine turned out to be lively and fuel-efficient, although it was a little noisy and not very flexible.
Photo Smart: The 1.3-liter 95hp engine turned out to be lively and fuel-efficient, although it was a little noisy and not very flexible.

ensure maximum security. Body-colored components made of plastic panels are attached to these bones. Also, the interior of the car has many colors, which can be interesting. However, what I don’t like is the lack of a cool temperature indicator and a row of keyboard buttons, friendly only to the skilled fingers of a professional pianist. It’s hard for an amateur to hit one right. The interior design seems to focus less on ergonomics and more on a different style. Smart has a rather spacious interior, also in the back seat. It can be moved 15 cm along the body, adjusting the amount of legroom at the expense of the size of the boot. It has a compact spare wheel and the volume of the luggage compartment is between 202 and 270 liters, depending on the position of the bed. Folding the backrests increases the luggage space to 900 liters. You can also fold the backrests. A distinctive feature of the Forfour is also the standard track stabilization system

Smart Image: The instrument panel is original, it's just a pity that there is no temperature gauge, and from the row of buttons it is difficult to choose this one.
Smart Picture: The instrument panel is original, it’s just a pity that there is no temperature indicator, and it is difficult to choose the right one from the row of buttons.

run ESP. It is rare in this class of cars.

Engine

The car is powered by 3 Mitsubishi petrol engines and 2 Mercedes-Benz diesel engines. We chose gasoline engine with a capacity of 1.3 l and 95 HP, which is equipped with a valve timing system. Perhaps thanks to him, the engine consumes less fuel – in the city it is only 7.4 l / 100 km. This power unit allows you to move quickly, but on the condition that the engine is kept in the highest and narrowest range of revolutions. In the city, it is very difficult, even if the gear changes are very accurate. Fortunately, it is not always necessary to accelerate, but if you have to, the speed of 100 km / h can be reached in 10.8 seconds.

Driving experience

The driving characteristics of the Smart car are quite good, thanks to the stiff suspension, low ground clearance and … the ESP stabilization system is installed as standard. And it’s very smart

Smart Image: The luggage compartment has a volume of 202 - 270 liters, depending on the position of the rear seat.  If necessary, it can be folded.
Smart Image: The luggage compartment has a volume of 202 – 270 liters, depending on the position of the rear seat. If necessary, it can be folded.

argument, because the very simple structure of the suspension and the common floor plate for the Mitsubishi Colt could not withstand the most bloody conflicts of drivers. McPherson struts are installed in the front suspension, and a torsion beam connecting the longitudinal arms is used in the rear. The poor quality of the surface of our roads reduces the comfort of traveling due to the stiff suspension. The operating system is completely correct. Setting the engine at high speed increases the noise, at a constant speed of 100 km / h it is similar to the noise in racing cars.

Summary

The Forfour is an original car that has charm and personality. These advantages are colorful when we look at the price list. Therefore, the use of standard components does not always reduce the price of the car. The Smart is one of the more expensive cars in this segment, perhaps because of the standard high-end equipment and striving to maintain the brand’s exclusivity. The joy of owning a Smart Forfour comes with the high probability that we won’t come across another car like it in the parking lot in front of the grocery store.

Selected technical data:

Engine type Petrol
Number of cylinders / valves 4/16
Displacement (cm3): 1332
Maximum power (KM / rpm): 95/6000
Torque (Nm/rpm): 125/4000
Acceleration 0-100 km / h (s): 10.8
Acceleration (4th gear) 60-100 km / h (s): 10.2
Top speed (km/h): 180
Sound (IV b.) At 100 km / h (dB): 68 *
Stopping distance from 100 km / h (m): 40.4
Cargo compartment capacity (dm3): 202 – 270
Fuel tank capacity (dm3): 47
Fuel consumption: highway / city (dm3 / 100 km): 4.8 / 7.4
Length x width x height (cm): 375 x 169 x 145
Wheel base (cm): 250
Mechanical / drilling warranty (years) 2/6
Price of Pulse version (PLN): 58 900

* – measurement according to ADAC

Our rating

Awarded the number of stars out of a possible 5

Spacious interior **** Considering the size of the car, the interior should be considered quite spacious.
Engine *** The engine is economical, but noisy and not very easy.
Noise level *** This is not Smart’s luck.
Brake **** The stopping distance of the Smart is the same as that of the Peugeot 206 1.4 l / 88 hp.
Movements **** Smart is slightly faster than Peugeot 1.4 l / 88 hp.
Oil consumption **** The advantage of Smart is economy in fuel consumption.
Modern design ***** Car design design.
Equipment **** Standard equipment is very wide.

Common equipment:

Forfour strokes

Air bags 4
ABS system S.
Anti-lock braking system when starting ASR S.
Emergency brake assist S.
ESP stability system S.
Power steering S.
Central lock S.
Electric front / rear window S/-
Radio ABOUT
Manual air conditioning ABOUT

s – common equipment

o – equipment for additional payment

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