2015 smart fortwo Caught Running About in Germany

With just a few months until the third generation of the tiny smart fortwo is revealed – sometime in July – various pre-production prototypes are still driven around in preparation for a big launch to a little car.
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The latest car to be spotted was caught in Böblingen, a district of Stuttgart, and as you can see from the short video below it seems to sport a milder camouflage.

The car's lilliputian size is evident, especially since it was spied while passing a Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon (S204), which appears to be almost twice as long.

As a matter of fact, the upcoming 2015 smart fortwo will keep its 2.69 m (105.9 inches) overall length, with only the width to be considerably increased to provide even more elbow room and a safer handling during hard cornering.

If our sources are correct, the new smart fortwo will break the world record for the car with the shortest turning radius of a production car, with under 8 meters (under 26 feet) required for it to completely turn around in one take.

As most of you know, the third generation of the fortwo will be accompanied by the second generation of the smart forfour, a model which will use the same rear-engine/rear-wheel drive platform as the fortwo and the recently-unveiled Renault Twingo.

All three models will use variants of a Renault 0.9-liter three cylinder engine with and without a turbocharger, while transmission choices will include a manual and a double-clutch gearbox with a dry-clutch system for the very first time.

Expect more information about the new smart range in the upcoming months, as the pre-production prototypes start shedding more camouflage before the actual reveal.

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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