New smart EQ fortwo and forfour revealed

New smart EQ fortwo and forfour

The facelifted smart EQ fortwo and forfour finally get optional Full-LED headlamps. However, the battery remains the same, which is very disappointing.

 

The lithium-ion battery supplied by Daimler-owned Deutsche Accumotive consists of three HV modules and a total of 96 HV cells, and has a capacity of 17.6 kWh, sufficient for a range of 159 kilometres (NEDC).

 

Having to advertise the range in the obsolete test cycle NEDC is embarrassing. We’ll have to wait for the new generation that comes in 2022 to get a Smart electric car with decent range.

 

Under the joint venture agreement, a new generation of smart electric models will be assembled at a new purpose-built electric car factory in China with global sales due to begin in 2022.

 

Anyway, let’s see the press release.

 

Mature design for a new era

Cool, trimmed-down design with pronounced, powerful wheel wells. Plus short overhangs and customisable touches. The exterior of the new generation is typically smart. Integrated optional Full-LED headlamps and redesigned radiator grilles tie in seamlessly with the last show cars.

Clever operation

The revised interior impresses above all with new, expanded stowage options and a re-designed UX concept. The future infotainment generation features smartphone integration and thereby offers customers their accustomed digital user environment in their own car.

Intuitively informed

Be it status information about the car itself, electric charging, finding parking and getting directions, loading the smart efficiently, sharing it with friends and family, or easily finding your way back to the smart – the smart EQ control app and the “ready to“ services do this in intuitive mobile applications. The all-new user interface makes operating the services child’s play and turns any smart into a true connected car.

Simply configured

The new equipment level structure is radically simple – simply smart. The base model is available with three equipment lines: passion, pulse and prime. In addition, customers can choose one of three equipment packages: Advanced, Premium or Exclusive, and finally their preferred colour. Done. As a result, every smart is fully customisable in three steps.

Electrifying driving fun

The all-electric driving experience opens up a new dimension in driving enjoyment. Instantly available torque, seamless acceleration, and almost absolute silence to boot. The new smart models systematically continue to play to all the strengths of the electric technology. Thanks to clever packaging and the return to the core of the brand, the concept remains light and resource-friendly, and offers sustainable mobility in metropolitan areas.

Quick and everywhere charger

With its optional 22 kW on-board charger with rapid-charging function, the new models are charged from 10% to 80% range in just under 40 minutes if three-phase charging is possible, depending on local conditions. Thanks to the cooperation with charging network partner Plugsurfing, customers can now use virtually all charging stations. Registration and billing for all of this is done with the all-new smart EQ control app.

Sharpened appearance

It’s not only the products that are getting a model refresh. The brand appearance has also been completely revised and realigned. The corporate identity is based on the new brand positioning, which heralds the transformation into an all-electric brand. Because just as the smart makes life in the city easier, so the new design becomes consistently simple, clear and minimalist yet emotionally appealing nonetheless. This is reflected in the new online presence and in all of the brand’s communication activities.

 

New smart EQ forfour

 

Technical specs

 

smart EQ fortwo

smart EQ fortwo cabrio

smart EQ forfour

Motor/type

Synchronous motor Synchronous motor Synchronous motor

Continuous output (kW)

41 41

41

Max. output (kW)

60 60

60

Max. torque (Nm)

160 160

160

Combined power consumption (kWh/100 km), 4,6 kW on-board charger

16,5-15,2 16,8-15,4

17,3-15,9

Combined power consumption (kWh/100 km), 22 kW on-board charger

15,2-14 15,4-14,2

15,9-14,6

Combined CO2 emissions (g/km)

0 0

0

Efficiency class

A+ A+

A+

NEDC range (km)

147-159 145-157

140-153

Acceleration 0-60 km/h (s)

4,8 4,9

5,2

Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

11,6 11,9

12,7

Top speed (km/h)

130

130

130

Unless these electric cars from Smart are priced below 15.000 euros, the VW triplets will easily dominate the A-segment. This is a very important segment for people who are buying their first car, but also for car-sharing fleets in Europe.

 

 

More info:

https://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/ko/en/44311511

https://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/ko/en/44311552

https://www.eqpassion.de/en-gb/smarteqfortwoforfour-facelift

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. I really don’t understand why it is so hard to make a compelling and competitive EV.
    Charging:
    Option 1: 7,2 kW
    Option 2: 22 kW
    Option 3: 100 kW

    Range:
    Option 1: 125 km wltp (17,6 kWh)
    Option 2: 250 km (35 kWh)
    Option 3: 375 km (53 kWh)

    This way they could keep the base price low and then let people pay for what they want. If it’s easier on production or not technically possible otherwise they could pair up the charging options with the range options 1-3.

  2. why does the one with the slower 4.6 kw on board charger have a higher consumption? wat?

    1. I noticed that too. It’s probably a typo from Smart because in the outgoing model it was the other way around. The 22 kW on-board charger made by Renault was the more inefficient one.

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