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SMART fortwo Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 6
First production year: 1998
Engines: Electric, Gasoline, Diesel, Hybrid gasoline
Body style: Hatchback

2019 - Present

To better prepare for the future, the final generations of smarts made exclusively under the Daimler/Mercedes-Benz is exclusively electric. Initially offered just as a powerplant option, the EQ version of the smart fortwo is the only one left after Geely bought 50 percent of smart GmbH. Future models will be offered exclusively with emission-free powertrains and will be manufactured mostly in Ch...

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  SMART EQ fortwo 41 Kw (82 HP)

2014 - 2019

The second generation of the SMART ForTwo was introduced to the market in July 2016. It was the result of a cooperation between Mercedes-Benz and the French car-maker Renault. The SMART went a long way since its first model, which was shown in 1998 but the idea remained the same. A very short vehicle with a rear engine and rear-wheel-drive. The car was highly fuel-efficient and had a chic app...

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gasoline engines:

  SMART fortwo 0.9L 5MT (90 HP)

  SMART fortwo 0.9L 6AT (90 HP)

  SMART fortwo 1.0L 5MT (60 HP)

  SMART fortwo 1.0L 5MT (71 HP)driven: read

  SMART fortwo 1.0L 6AT (71 HP)

2012 - 2014

A city car by definition, the Smart Fortwo was a small car with a small engine, designed for daily traffic around town. The small Smart offered good fuel consumption as well, however, it was not the most refined city car on the market. The 2-seat subcompact was available as a hatchback coupe or a convertible in two trim levels: Pure and Passion. The Pure included 15-inch wheels, a leath...

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diesel engines:

  SMART ForTwo 0.8L CDI 5AT (54 HP)

2007 - 2012

Smart unveiled the second generation of its micro-car in 2007 and showed its commitment to continue the struggling brand on the market, with some help from Mitsubishi. Mercedes-Benz tried hard to keep the SMART brand alive after the Swiss company Swatch pulled back from the MCC (Micro Car Company) deal. But the Germans were determined to succeed and asked for help from Mitsubishi Motors Corpo...

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2003 - 2007

The smallest car from the European market, the SMART ForTwo, received a mid-life cycle impulse in 2003 for the coupe version and restyled the tiny car. After Mercedes-Benz and Swatch watchmaker split, the German carmaker had to deal with the new brand and the MCC (Micro Car Company). Even though it knew nothing about small-sized vehicles, it pushed forward and launched the car with internal c...

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1998 - 2002

Result of the cooperation between Mercedes-Benz and the Swiss watchmaker Swatch, the smart city coupe was the smallest car on the European roads, and it broke covers in 1998. Combining advanced automotive engineering with a precision watchmaker resulted in this tiny little car that could safely carry two people in crowded European cities. The entire vehicle was based on a factor of three: it ...

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