It could be that many of the Carmudians have not had time to see or recognize the detailed details of a car called the Smart Fortwo. This small-dimensional car is often called small chili peppers, you know.
The reason is, on paper this Smart Fortwo has details that can make ordinary people astonished. Despite its small size, this car can’t be put aside like that, you know.
In Indonesia, this car was legally sold by Mercedes-Benz. But the sale was stopped because it was estimated that it was not selling well in the market.
Carmudian, who will own this car, can see the details of the Smart Fortwo on this base. We want to reveal some things about the specs of this 2-passenger car.
The origin of the Smart Fortwo
Before discussing the details of the Smart Fortwo, know that this car can first appear on earth.
The story begins in 1992 when Nicholas Hayek of the Swiss watchmaker industry, Swatch opened a conversation with Volkswagen (VW).
At that time, Nicholas Hayek vowed to produce a modern micro car with a hybrid engine or electric drive. Unfortunately talks with VW did not meet a clear point.
This made Hayek look for alternatives by carrying out similar activities with other manufacturers.
Mercedes-Benz also considers that Hayek’s design has a good chance and plans to make it happen.
In 1994, Hayek also established the Micro Compact Car AG (MCC) industry in Biel, Switzerland as an industrial subsidiary of Daimler-Benz and Société Suisse de Microélectronique et d’ Horlogerie (SMH SA).
When the industry was established, MCC considered that the design of electric or hybrid-driven transportation equipment was deemed inappropriate. Hayek also felt disappointed and chose to leave the blueprint.
Long story short, Daimler-Benz and continues to continue the blueprint for making the Smart Fortwo but with a gasoline engine.
In essence, the concept that was carried out in the early stages of manufacture with Swatch was not implemented to introduce electric or hybrid transportation.
Smart Fortwo Gen 1 or W450
After 4 years, precisely in 1998 at the Paris Motor Show competition, Daimler-Benz issued an early generation Smart Fortwo that appeared with a W450 body shape signal.
The form that is sold appears in 2 options, namely the coupe and cabriolet.
The variant consists of 3 options namely, Pure, Pulse, and Passion. Pure is the lowest version that comes with alloy rims and audio only.
While the Pulse appears with a panoramic glass roof and paddle shift.
Then Passion appeared with more complete features with AC and automatic or sequential transmission options.
For the literature that Carmudi encountered, the Smart Fortwo was made at the Smartville factory formed by Daimler-Benz and Swatch in Hambach, France.
Smart Fortwo Gen 1 or W450 format
Why is this car called a small car? When looking at the dimensions, Smart Fortwo is indeed very small.
It is only 2.5 m long, 1.5 m wide and 1.5 m large. It weighs only 730 kilograms.
For a leaning position, the Smart Fortwo is said to have H-point seating with the back seat made 15 centimeters further back.
Smart Fortwo Gen 1 or W450 Mesin engine
Because it has a small format, automatically the machine that is carried is also small in size. Smart distributes 2 alternative machines to its clients.
Initial engine capacity of 599 cc, 3-cylinder with 3 alternatives. The first 45 hp, the second 51 hp, and the third 61 hp.
While the next engine option is a diesel with a capacity of 799 cc, 3 cylinders, turbocharged 41 hp.
That power is channeled through a 6-speed manual manual transmission to the reciprocating disc created by Getrag, where everything is controlled by the PC via electrohydraulic, thus eliminating the need for clutch paddles.
When observed, the power obtained is indeed quite small, right.
Oh yes, the data for this initial batch was made from 1998 to 2006 before changing forms.
Smart Fortwo Gen 2 or W451
In 2006, exactly in November, Smart Fortwo received a refresh. This second batch comes with the W451 body shape cue.
The difference can be seen from the details of the Smart Fortwo that is carried in this second batch. Some of them that are quite visible are shapes, more advanced formats, and more features.
The length is increased by 200 millimeters, resulting in overall dimensions being 2,690 millimeters. While the area and height are like the initial generation.
Smart also provides a better form of impact resistance.
Smart Fortwo Gen 2 or W451 Use Mitsubishi Engine
Interestingly, this second generation of Smart Fortwo uses an engine made by Mitsubishi. The machine is coded 3B2 which has a capacity of 999 cc, 3-cylinder that comes with turbo or non-turbo options.
Although the capacity is small, the material is pretty good. At that time the machine had
nyai cylinder coils and aluminum heads with double overhead camshafts (DOHC), 4 valves per cylinder, and MIVEC.
The power obtained reaches 70 hp with a maximum torque of 92 Nm. For the transmission, it also uses the Getrag 5 speed creation, where everything is controlled by the PC via electrohydraulic, so there is no need for a clutch paddle.
In view of the capabilities of this engine, the tuner industry from Germany, Brabus was attracted to a joint venture with Smart. As a result, Brabus issued a Smart Fortwo which has a more powerful engine appearance.
If the standard engine is only 70 hp, the Brabus type can generate power up to 101 hp through turbocharged boost. Maximum torque reaches 148 Nm with a maximum dexterity of 155 kilometers or hours. Action right?
Smart Fortwo Security Features Details
Manufacturers also began to understand the meaning of security features, so the Smart Fortwo appeared with better details.
In the second generation, it has been equipped with airbags on the front and sides that are planted in the Tridion or pole.
There is also a seatbelt tensioner, ABS brakes, brake force distribution, and electronic stability control. Thanks to the planting of this feature, Smart Fortwo found the best results from the front and side impact experiments by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in 2008.
In that test, Smart Fortwo achieved the best 8 points out of 11 types of injuries measured. What’s special, when trying to crash using Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class, Smart even found the numbers not good.
Smart Fortwo Remaining Price in Indonesia
Although in detail and the Smart Fortwo format is considered standard, the cost is quite expensive, you know. This can be seen from the remaining price of the Smart Fortwo in Indonesia.
For example, for the remaining price of the Smart Fortwo type of Passion creation in 2013, it has a range of IDR 285 million to IDR 300 million. As for the 2010 creation, the used price is smaller, in the range of Rp. 180 million.
It’s different with the Brabus version which has a fiercer engine, the cost is much higher than other versions.
Based on the Carmudi page, the remaining price of the 2011 Brabus version of the Smart Fortwo is valued at IDR 475 million.
There are also those who sell Smart Fortwo Brabus created in 2011 in the range of Rp. 359 million. That is, the car can be said to be small chili peppers.
Although the dimensions are small, the used price is quite expensive for some people. What is clear is that the car has always had rabid fans.
One of the reasons why this car is quite expensive is that the current price tag is also quite expensive. Moreover, the population in Indonesia is not that large, making it one of the cars that deserves to be collected.
After looking at the details of the Smart Fortwo above, is it more or less that Carmudian is attracted to buying this car or not?