2015 smart fortwo to Have Record Turning Circle

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Earlier today we gave you the first glimpse of what looked like a digital instrument cluster for the upcoming smart forfour, but now it's time to report some newly-found details about both the smart forfour and the fortwo, one of which is almost unbelievable.
According to the folks at MB Passion, the second generation of the smart forfour will have a surprisingly-short turning circle of 8.65 m (28.4 feet), while the smaller fortwo will have an unbelievable turning circle of just 6.95 m (22.8 feet), which will be a world record for any production car.

To put matters into perspective, the current generation of the fortwo has a kerb-to-kerb turning circle of 8.7 m (28.7 feet), and pretty much no one has ever said anything bad about the car's maneuverability in a crowded city.

Power is to come from a Renault-source three-cylinder engine in both naturally-aspirated and turbocharged variants, which are to be shared by the fortwo and the forfour.

The lowest-powered naturally-aspirated models will purportedly have 61 hp and 71 hp, respectively, while the turbocharged variants will have 88 hp and a combined fuel consumption of a little over four liters per 100 km (58.8 mpg). A Brabus version with 105 hp is set to follow in 2015.

All engines will be paired with a five-speed manual gearbox in standard, while a Getrag-sourced dual-clutch transmission (6DCT150) with six forward speeds should be optional.

On the active safety front, both smarts will get a radar-based Collision Prevention Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and an Automatic Parking System from their Mercedes-Benz bigger brothers, while the center console will feature an infotainment screen not unlike a tablet, which can be also controlled from the multi-function steering wheel.

As some of you already know, both the new smart fortwo and the forfour are set to be unveiled on July 16 in Berlin, while the market launch should take place in September.
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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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