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Smart EQ fortwo coupe 60kW EQ Pulse Premium 17kWh 2dr Auto [22kWCh] Electric Coupe

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
NIL Advance Payment

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Fuel: Electric

Body: Coupe
Trans: Automatic

Heated rear window, Electronic Stability Programme, Electric power steering, 22kW onboard charger, Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, Charging cable for household socket, Smart Connect Media-System, 8" touchscreen display, Bluetooth audio streaming with hands-free, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, DAB, AUX/USB, 2 speakers...

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CO2 (g/km)

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Road Tax

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Ten Second Review

If ever there was a car that was a perfect fit for electric propulsion, it's a smart fortwo, now only available in Zero Emissions form. Tiny, lightweight and geared to the urban environment, this was one of the very earliest electric cars offered and in its latest EQ form, gets a standard on-board charger for quicker battery replenishment. For urban folk, it's still one of the very best options in this part of the market.

Background

The internal combustion engine has been the linchpin of the automotive industry from the word go and it's hard to envisage a time when it won't be. We've come a long way together after all. The problem, as you've probably heard, is one of pollution, greenhouse effects, rising sea levels, melting icecaps and sweaty polar bears. The internal combustion engine, it transpires, isn't the most environmentally friendly of man's creations, not when used on the vast and expanding scale it is today. So what's the alternative? The simple answer is that we don't have a viable one, yet. Although cars like the smart fortwo EQ are attempting to change that. smart has been offering battery-powered versions of this model for a decade now and this, as you might expect, is the most sophisticated one yet.

Driving Experience

Around town, this smart's driving characteristics are as agile and lively as ever, aided by an ultra-small turning circle of just 6.95 metres. And on the open road? Well how does the thought of 0-60 in 4.8 seconds grab you? Okay, it's 60km/h but, thanks to 160Nm of torque in something this light, it's still respectably quick. 0-62mph takes 11.5s on the way to 81mph flat out. It's certainly brisk enough to be able to sidestep the brake pedal and catapult the little fortwo off the line. That it does so without anything in the way of engine noise is even more impressive, the merest whirr of the uprated 60kW (82hp) electric motor accompanying a scarcely perceptible whine from the one-speed transmission. It's all very serene and makes city driving rather stress free. On the highway, you can theoretically reach a 81mph maximum, but this does rather chew the battery's range which, when driven a bit more sedately, can be eked out to up to 100 miles. An indicator on the dashboard lets you know how efficiently you're driving. Needless to say, you'll be tempted to gun it everywhere. It's too much fun not to. With all of the batteries mounted in the sandwich floor, the fortwo electric drive has an admirably low centre of gravity and probably corners better than its petrol sibling. The lithium-ion battery's underfloor position is both thermally stable and good for crash protection.

Design and Build

As with any other smart fortwo, the EQ electric drive model feels tightly screwed together and looks good. Whether you opt for coupe or cabrio, it's still an arresting little thing. The cabin features as many quirky touches as you can stomach and it's good to see smart pushing the boat out a bit with colours and textures. There's even a bit more luggage space than the previous generation model could offer, the fixed-top version boasting a capacity of 260-litres to the parcel shelf and 350-litres when stacked to the roof. The two-piece tailgate with its separately-opening glass window is wide-opening and the bottom part is strong enough for you to sit on it during, say, carboot sales. If you need more interior room, smart also now offers this electric drive variant with the five-door forfour bodyshape. All but the most freakishly tall should fit in to this fortwo with no headroom issues. This battery-powered variant comes with additional dashboard instruments which show a power meter and battery status display. Overall, the fortwo now feels like a Mercedes-Benz product rather than something hurriedly inherited.

Market and Model

There are four trim levels on offer to smart fortwo EQ customers - 'passion advanced', 'pulse premium', 'prime exclusive' and 'edition 1'. The base 'passion advanced' version costs around £19,200, once the government's generous £2,500 Plug-in car grant is taken into account. That puts this smart against tough competition. An all-electric Renault ZOE would cost not much more - and would give you more interior space - but obviously, it wouldn't be as small and nippy as this fortwo. Smart also offers a cabrio variant at a premium of around £2,400. There's also a five-door smart forfour EQ model. With the "smart control" app that comes with the car, lots of electric drive information can be accessed via smartphone, tablet or PC and functions such as pre-entry climate control or intelligent charging can be conveniently controlled remotely. This improved model has more operating options than its predecessor. For example, two programmable departure times mean that intelligent charging and pre-entry climate control do not always need to be re-set for frequent journeys. Options include a 'winter package' with a heated steering wheel and the 'electric drive design' package that gives the vehicle an expressive look with tridion safety cell and door mirror caps painted in exclusive electric green. There's also the smart BRABUS tailor made individualisation programme for more bespoke wishes. Were I a purchaser, I'd want to talk to my smart retailer about the cost of adding a wall charging box at home to decrease the total charging time from seven to six hours.

Cost of Ownership

Once you've found the upfront list price of this car, the savings just keep coming. So there are no road tax charges to pay, no congestion charges, no bridge tolls, very low maintenance costs, tiny company car tax levies and only the cost of your electricity to pay, variable of course based on your supplier and the time of day you charge. The 96-cell lithium-ion battery is coupled with a - now standard - 22 kW on-board charger, meaning that charging can take less than 40 minutes (from 10 to 80% charge) using a rapid charger, and can be charged in less than six hours using a home wall box. To give you some idea of electricity costs here, smart reckons that owners will be shelling out an average of between £1.60 to £2.40 in electricity charges every sixty miles or so, meaning that 6,000 miles would cost you only around £250 in 'fuel'. And, as long as you're buying your electricity from a renewable source, a warm and fuzzy green conscience comes as part of the deal. There's a three year warranty as standard, which you can extend to five years if you wish. With the "smart control" app, the charging process can be conveniently monitored remotely, the app also including many more functions such as intelligent charging.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Bodypanels in Black
  • TRIDION safety cell in black
  • Bodypanels in solid paint
  • Fabric - Black with white double stitching

Body Glass

  • Heated rear window
  • Electric front windows with convenience feature and obstruction sensor
  • Rear window wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash function
  • Comfort front windscreen wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash function

Brakes

  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • Hill start assist
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic brake force distribution
  • Active brake assist with autonomous braking function

Driver Aids

  • Electric power steering
  • Rear view camera
  • Rear Park assist
  • Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Acoustic presence indicator

Driver Information

  • 22kW onboard charger
  • Dashboard instrument with battery charge status and power indicator
  • Exterior temperature indicator with frost warning
  • Instrument cluster with multifunctional 3.5 inch colour TFT display and trip computer

Driving Mirrors

  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Driving mirrors in tridion colour
  • Door mirror with aspherically curved mirror glass on the driver's side

Engine

  • Charging cable for household socket
  • Charging cable for wall box/charging stations

Entertainment

  • Smart Connect Media-System, 8" touchscreen display, Bluetooth audio streaming with hands-free, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, DAB, AUX/USB, 2 speakers

Exterior Body Features

  • Roof antenna
  • Body colour radiator grille
  • Charge cable bag
  • Fixed panoramic roof with sun protection
  • Lockable service cover

Exterior Lights

  • White side indicators
  • H4 halogen headlamps with integrated LED daytime driving lights
  • Manual headlamp range adjustment
  • Third brake light featuring LED technology

Hoods

  • Tritop fabric soft top - Black

Interior Features

  • Height adjustable steering column
  • Black leather gear lever knob
  • Storage compartment in tailgate
  • 12V socket with cover
  • Storage compartment in front doors
  • Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Matt chrome interior door opener
  • Dashboard and door centre panel in black fabric and accent trim in black/grey
  • 3 spoke leather multifunction Sports steering wheel with anthracite bezel
  • Centre console with roller cover and folding front armrest
  • Roof lining- black
  • Stowage net on centre console
  • Glasses compartment for driver and front passenger
  • Luggage compartment roller cover with mesh bag
  • Fabric upholstery with white double stitching

Interior Lights

  • Boot light
  • Driver/front passenger reading lights

Safety

  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Airbags - windowbags
  • Airbag deactivation switch
  • Seat belts - Three-point, with seat belt tensioners and belt force limiters
  • Crash sensor for activation of hazard warning lights
  • Airbags - kneebag for driver
  • Airbags - sidebags for driver and front passenger (combined pelvis/thorax airbags)

Seats

  • Isofix child seat attachment
  • Front head restraints
  • Front passenger seat with through loading function with fully folding backrest
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Backrest adjustment with one-touch function for driver and front passenger
  • Front passenger seat item retaining strap

Security

  • Central locking with radio remote control + visual locking verification signal and immobiliser
  • Drive lock - automatic door locking when driving
  • Folding key with remote control (Second key with fixed bit)

Transmission

  • Single speed transmission

Vanity Mirrors

  • Vanity mirrors
  • Driver/front passenger sunvisors with ticket holder

Wheels

  • Summer tyres

Wheels - Alloy

  • 16" 5 twin spoke alloy wheels painted in black with high sheen finish

Wheels - Spare

  • Breakdown kit with air compressor and sealant back

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 11.6
  • Engine Power - BHP 82
  • Engine Power - KW 60
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Power - RPM 4000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 118
  • Engine Torque - NM 160
  • Engine Torque - RPM 3500
  • Top Speed 81

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