Made in Rennigen, Germany

Smart ForTwo Brabus

Cabrio- 04

A 2002 limited-edition variant of the city cabrio, a

roadster without a windshield, roof or conventional

doors. Its weight was still 740 kilograms (1,630 lb). The

Brabus-tuned engine developed 52 kW (71 PS) from its

599 cc engine. After Robbie Williams purchased

Crossblade number 008, Smart began a marketing

association with him, using him to promote the brand and

the new Forfour.

The    Smart    Fortwo    is    a    rear-engine,    rear-wheel-drive,    two-passenger,    two-door    city    car manufactured   and   marketed   by   the   Smart   division   of   Daimler   AG,   introduced   in   1998,   now transitioning   into   its   third   generation.   Marketed   in   46[2]   countries—in   Asia,   North   and   South America,   Africa,   Australia   and   Europe—production   of   the   Fortwo   had   surpassed   1.7   million   units by early 2015. The   Fortwo   is   noted   for   its   2.69   meter   overall   length,   high   H-point   seating,   offset   passenger   and driver   seats   (in   the   first   and   second   generation,   the   passenger   seat   is   15   centimetres   further rearward   than   the   driver’s),   automated   manual   transmission   (1st   and   2nd   generation),   De   Dion tube   rear   suspension,   low   CO2   emissions   (119   grams   per   kilometre,   North   America,   1.0   Liter), two-part   rear   hatch,   interchangeable   plastic   body   panels   and   prominent   steel   hemispherical safety-cell,   which   is   marketed   as   the   Tridion   cell   and   is   often   provided   in   a   contrasting   color   to the vehicle's body panels. Fortwo    models    are    manufactured    at    Smartville—a    dedicated    Daimler    assembly    plant    in Hambach,   France—in   Coupé   (i.e.,   hatchback)   and   Cabrio   (i.e.,   convertible)   body   styles,   each   in a   mono-box   configuration.   Generations   are   internally   designated   as   the   W450   build   series, introduced   at   the   1998   Paris   Motor   Show,   and   the   W451   build   series,   introduced   at   the   2006 Bologna   Motor   Show.   Smartville   underwent   a   200   million   euro   upgrade   beginning   in   mid-2013   for the   third   generation   Fortwo   (2014–),   internally   designated   as   the   C453   build   series.   The   third generation   Fortwo   made   its   formal   global   debut   on   July   16,   2014   at   the   Tempodrom   in   Berlin along   with   a   closely   related   four-door   version,   the   Smart   Forfour,   co-developed   and   sharing   the same platform and engines with the third generation Renault Twingo. With   the   second   generation,   Smart   introduced   a   version   with   automatic   start-stop,   marketed   as the   MHD,   or   Micro-Hyrbrid   Drive—offered   only   in   certain   markets.   A   sport   model,   marketed   as the   Brabus   model,   has   been   available   in   both   generations,   and   Daimler   introduced   the   Smart electric   drive,   an   all-electric   version,   in   2007.   The   Fortwo   forms   the   basis   for   Daimlers   Car2go fleet, the largest car-sharing enterprise worldwide. In   2002,   the   New   York   Museum   of   Modern   Art   (MoMa)   introduced   a   first   generation   Fortwo   into its   permanent   collection   (the   only   vehicle   to   be   included   into   the   collection   while   still   in   series production),   and   in   2014   the   Fortwo   was   voted   the   Best   Microcar   for   the   fifth   year   in   a   row   by readers   of   the   Chinese   edition   of   Auto,   Motor   und   Sport.   The   Smart   Fortwo   diesel-engined variant,   the   Cdi,   has   the   world's   lowest   carbon   dioxide   emissions   for   an   internal   combustion engine, at 88 grams per kilometer. The   brand   name   Smart   derives   from   its   early   history   as   a   cooperative   venture   between   Swatch and Mercedes: Swatch Mercedes ART. The Fortwo nameplate derives from its two-person seating capacity. Until 2004, the Fortwo had been marketed as the smart City-Coupé.


The   2001   marketing   brochure   for   the   W450   build   series   cites   a   .37   drag   coefficient.   Auto   Motor und   Sport   cites   a   drag   coefficient   (Cd)   of   .35   and   Alles   Auto   cites   a   Cd   of   .345   for   the   second generation   W451   series   For   comparison,   the   current   Fiat   500   offers   a   .38   Cd   and   the   first generation   Honda   Insight   offers   a   Cd   of   .29.   The   W450   and   W451   series   each   have   a   frontal   area of 1.95 square meters and 2.057 square meters respectively.

Automated manual transmission

The   Fortwo   employs   a   automated   manual   transmission,   designed   and   manufactured   by   Getrag, that   eliminates   the   clutch   pedal.   The   first   generation   used   a   six-speed   version,   and   the   second generation   uses   a   five-speed   version,   model   5AMT130.   Input   from   floor-mounted   shifter   or optional    steering-wheel-mounted    paddles    controls    a    servo-operated    clutch    and    sequential automated   gearbox.   The   vehicle   may   be   driven   in   automatic   mode   or   via   paddle   shifters,   where the operator controls the shift points but cannot feather or adjust the speed of the clutch. From    2009,    revised    transmission    software    enabled    smoother    and    faster    gear    changes.   The software,   available   via   an   ECU   upgrade,   was   also   made   available   for   2008   second   generation cars, with a new battery as required.


With   an   overall   length   (first   generation:   2.5   m   (98.4   in))   approximately   equal   to   the   width   of regular   parking   space,   a   smart   Fortwo   can   park   perpendicularly   in   spaces   typically   designed   for parallel   parking,   allowing   two   Smarts   to   park   in   one   space—a   manner   of   parking   not   permissible in many jurisdictions worldwide (e.g., Munich, Germany, and California).

First generation (Build series W450, 1998–2007)

The first generation, build series W450, debuted in 1998 and received a facelift in 2002.


The   engines   are   turbocharged   with   three   cylinders.   Originally   the   basic   petrol   engine   was   599 cc,   and   came   in   three   versions—45   hp   (33   kW),   51   hp   (41   kW)   and   61   hp   (45   kW).   The   engine displacement   was   increased   to   698   cc   with   the   facelift   in   2002,   in   37   kW   (50   hp)   and   45   kW   (61 hp) variants. The turbo-diesel engine had 799 cc displacement giving 30 kW (41 hp).


The   Fortwo   is   available   as   a   coupe   or   cabriolet,   originally   called   the   "city   coupe"   &   "city   cabrio", now   the   "Fortwo"   &   "Fortwo   cabrio",   introduced   in   2000   and   restyled   in   2002.   Trim   levels   include the Pure, Pulse, and Passion. Limited   1:   The   first   limited   edition   of   which   7500   were   made.   All   left-hand   drive. Released   at   the   original   launch   in   1998.   Black   Tridion   cell   and   White   body   panels.   Alloy wheels,   Limited   1   insignia,   blue   interior   with   beige   leather   finishings.   Supplied   with certificate   showing   which   number   out   of   the   7500,   and   a   plaque   with   this   number   below the windshield on the inside. SE:   This   was   the   second   limited   edition   that   smart   made,   it   was   sold   in   mid   2001   (Mk5) and   all   were   left   hand   drive.   They   were   all   Pulse   specification   with   a   redesigned   steering wheel,   soft   touch,   air   conditioning,   CD   Multichanger   and   drinks   holder   as   standard.   The engine   power   was   upped   to   61BHP   from   the   standard   55BHP   normally   applied   to   the   Pulse in   the   600cc   G1   cars.   It   was   designated   by   a   SE   badge   on   the   boot   and   was   sold   in   Bay Grey with grey interior and dark blue twist fabric. Cdi:   has   the   world's   smallest   production   car   diesel   engine,   which   uses   common-rail   direct injection. With a consumption of 3.3 litres (NEDC) per 100 kilometres (71.2   mpg)   and   CO2   emissions   of   just   88   grams   per   kilometre,   it   has   the   lowest   current production   car   CO2   emissions   worldwide,   since Audi   and   Volkswagen   retired   "3   litre"   cars, the A2 1.2 TDI and the Lupo 1.2 TDI respectively. Crossblade:    a    2002    limited-edition    variant    of    the    city    cabrio,    a    roadster    without    a windshield,   roof   or   conventional   doors.   Its   weight   was   still   740   kilograms   (1,630   lb).   The Brabus-tuned   engine   developed   52   kW   (71   PS)   from   its   599   cc   engine.   After   Robbie Williams   purchased   Crossblade   number   008,   Smart   began   a   marketing   association   with him, using him to promote the brand and the new Forfour. Crosstown:   a   convertible   with   a   foldable   windshield   based   on   the   Fortwo,   was   presented at   IAA   Frankfurt   in   2005.   No   plans   have   yet   been   announced   to   bring   this   model   to market. Nightrun:   includes   instrument   panels,   steering   wheel,   paddles,   shifter,   Monoblock   VI   alloy wheels,   leather   seats   and   engine   upgrade   from   Brabus.   Edition   Nightrun   is   only   available with the Fortwo coupé. Truestyle: painted in metallic ruby red, available in pure trim. i-move:   a   special   edition   run   of   70   Fortwo   cabrios,   based   on   the   Passion   cabrio   specs   with Brabus   Monobloc   VI   wheels,   leather   interior   trim,   Lite   White   panels,   an   iPod   cradle   with special   edition   20Gb   3G   iPod,   and   an   aluminium   name   plate   on   the   dash   confirmed   its special edition status. Forfun2   Concept:   an   off-road   version   of   the   Fortwo   introduced   at   the   2005   Athens   Motor Show   by   Greek   4x4   Rally   Champion   Stefan   Attart.   It   combines   the   body   of   a   Fortwo   with the chassis and drivetrain of a Unimog. It sports monster truck-like 26-inch   wheels   wrapped   in   1.4   m   diameter   tires   and   winding   keys   where   the   Fortwo's   rear wheels are supposed to be. Brabus:   In   2003   Smart   and   Brabus   introduced   the   jointly   developed   version   of   the   Fortwo with   the   698cc   engine.   It   had   75   PS   (55   kW;   74   hp)   of   power   and   110   Nm   of   torque.   It   was available   in   both   coupe   and   convertible   versions.   It   also   featured   wider   wheels,   revised front spoiler and grille, and a revised rear exhaust. K:   launched   in   October   2001,   exclusively   for   the   Japanese   market.   It   was   designed   to   fit the    Japanese    kei    car    regulations    by    adopting    specially    developed    rear    fenders    and narrowing   the   track   width   and   tire   dimensions   and   the   width   reduced   to   1.47   m.   The engine   displacement   remains   unchanged   at   598   cc,   as   specified   in   the   standard.   Safety features   include   ESP   (Electronic   Stability   Program)   and   BAS   (Brake   Assist   System)   as standard.   The   Smart   K   also   facilitates   the   starting   procedure   with   the   Hill   Start   Assist that makes a starts on slopes easier. The Smart K was discontinued in November 2004. Fortwo   Edition   Limited   One:   Featured   special   metallic   grey   body   panels;   silver   Tridion cell;   brown   leather   for   the   seating,   steering   wheel,   and   shift   lever—along   with   matching floor mats. The model marked the launch of the W451 build series.


Engine 700 cc 3-cylinder 75 htp
Photos mainly by Matti Kreivilä. Historical facts and technical details of the vehicles provided by Wikipedia. Movies YouTube.