2016 Smart Fortwo Automatic

2016 Smart Fortwo Automatic
Even bicycles gets more respect to Smart Fortwo. Third generation is somewhat better than second generation, being small in length becomes easy to park, two seats remains unchanged, better and new 898 cc turbo 3 cylinder produces 89 hp and 100 lb-ft of torque.

With this version accerelation got improved now it takes 9.9 seconds to touch 60 mph to what it took 14.4 seconds in past. Lurching and leaping forward encountered during shift changed, got removed due to dual clutch six speed automatic transmission.

Plenty of leg room and headroom, high seat and bigger windshield provides a truck or bus like view. Seats are very comfortable.
Trim level called Proxy has blue fabric used for interior includes ambient lighting, automatic climate control, a glass roof, JBL audio system and heated seats.

73.7 inch wheelbase provides somewhat tight turning circle and has 22.8 foot of turning radius. In case of extreme braking Smart Fortwo generates nervous ride. EPA is ok considering its length.

Price for Proxy is $20.570 which is remains a worry for customer and company. Unless you get convinced about look and length there can be no other reason to go for Smart Fortwo.

Starting Price $15,400
Vehicle Type 2 door hatchback, mid engine, rear wheel drive
Engine turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 12-valve inline-3, port fuel injection
Transmission 6-speed dual-clutch automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 89 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 100 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Displacement 55 cu in
Wheelbase 73.7 in
Length 106.1 in
Width 56.3 in
Height 61.2 in
Curb weight 2203 lb
Passenger volume 45 cu ft
0-60 mph 9.9 secs.
0-100 mph 24.2 secs.
Top speed 95 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 11.2 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 5.8 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 7.8 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 177 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 34/39 mpg
C/D observed 30 mpg
Pros cute, very easy to park, better transmission and power
Cons dimensions resembles to some cabin, slow