Smart Car Test Ride
A brief test ride in the NEW Smart Car, scheduled for US arrival in Q1
smart fortwo Transmission Shifting Extended Version
Video of a smart fortwo showing acceleration runs, skip gear changes, and a
stop and go simulation to demonstrate how the transmission shifts in
The liquid container on the dash is a quart jar half filled with tap water
and green food coloring added for contrast. The "slosh markers" are rubber
Smart Fortwo demo ride with Tim & Chuck
We still continue to get hits on this video so I am leaving it up. I'm
looking into the Smart Electric as a possibility of a commuter vehicle.
All I need is a charging station at home and at the office. That's not
impossible. This lease deal Smart has for $139 is something to consider.
If you sign-up for the battery plan (which is part of the $139) then there
is no annual mileage limitations on the lease - the usual deal-killer for
me on leasing a car as my commute is 40 miles one-way. I'm looking into
doing this but I do need to resolve the charging-station issue. The Smart
Electric does not have the herky-jerky transmission of the gas model. It's
quite smooth. As a commuter and for that price, it is something to
Since I originally posted this video I have modified my impressions a bit.
I discovered other cars in this same price range that have better mileage
on regular gas (the SmartCar uses premium), will seat 4 people, and have a
better air-conditioner and smoother transmission. All that said, I will
stick with my original statement that it is a fun car to drive, handles
well even on the highway, is a cinch to park, still is a head-turner, and
serves a certain market niche. Good luck!
This video really is for my god-daughter in Canada who wanted to see my
Smart Car. So this is a Smart Fortwo demo ride video taken on Easter,
2010. As explained in the video, it takes a bit of getting used to the
automatic shifting mechanism. It can be driven fairly smoothly but
requires about an hour to get the right touch of the gas and brake. The
brake is sensitive and is hinged from the bottom which is unusual these
Great little car. Lots of fun. Good price. Good gas mileage, although
premium fuel is needed. Basic stereo is pretty good. A/C ran well. About
the only accessory not available is cruise-control. Highway speeds were
good, stable, and responsive. There never was a feeling the car is as
small as it it. The view from inside seems very similar to any sub-compact
car, contrary to what one might think.
Comfort is quite reasonable on smooth highway. However, in-town potholes
and rough road can be quite jarring, as might be expected for such a short
car. Ground clearance is good and one sits quite high up for a good view.
Two large people are easily handled with no noticeable performance issues.
Interior room and head-room is excellent. There is no need get down and
crawl into the car. Seating is high and doors open wide for easy access.
There is an all-electric version but it is not yet available in the USA. I
suspect it would be very smooth as most electrics do not really require a
Overall, I think it is a great car, a bit of novelty, and probably a good
commuter car. It really is limited to two seats and groceries. Probably,
for a few thousand more, one could purchase a true 4-seat car that is more
traditional such as a Honda Fit. If one lived downtown in a major city,
though, this would be an excellent car as one can park it just about
anywhere. A major trip of a few hundred miles would not be unreasonable,
either, so it is quite useable all-around. Reports and videos elsewhere on
YT give the vehicle good safety marks.
Overall, I liked it and felt quite comfortable in the vehicle after a
weekend of use.
The AMAZING Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo 'iBusiness' S-Class - IAA Frankfurt 2013 (1080p Full HD)
It doesn't really get any better than this.. the Brabus 850 'iBusiness' is
Brabus' take on the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It is packed with a lot
of power (850HP), luxury and gadgets. Brabus even calls it the fastest and
most powerful luxury sedan in the world! We recorded this amazing sedan in
full detail, showing you the beautiful exterior, as well as the stunning
interior! What is your opinion on the 2014 S-Class by Brabus? Let us know
in a comment!
Some more info about the performance:
The torque is limited to 1,150 Nm, 0-100 km/h is achieved in 3.5 seconds
and the Brabus 'iBusiness' has a top speed of 350 km/h!
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Initial Start Up - Blueprinted Turbocharged SMART Car Engine
This is the first start up of a blueprinted turbocharged SMART Car Engine.
-Bored out and fitted custom made forged JE piston
-Custom manufactured ARP connecting rod bolts.
-Bespoke lightened flywheel with kevlar steel backed clutch plate and
heavier clamp load pressure plate.
-Water to air Intercooler
-Stainless steel headers
-Return fuel line system with RC Engineering racing injectors
-Electronic water thermostat system
Just to name a few...
Smart CDI review
Rowan Horncastle from Motormorph.com and Greenbang.com takes the new Smart
ForTwo diesel out of the city for a review.
Smart BRABUS tailor by WeSC
See more details at: http://www.autoblog.gr/
smart WeSC cooperation
Talk is silver, driving is golden
smart and the street fashion brand WeSC have joined forces in a partnership
and will be presenting what are quite literally the golden results of their
work from 13 September at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt: the
"smart BRABUS tailor made by WeSC" and the "headphones for the smart by
WeSC have selected classic elements with elegant colour contrasting from
the countless individualisation options in the smart BRABUS tailor-made
range: the smart fortwo cabrio is painted in gold shades all over, partly
matt, partly high-gloss, and all the colours have been created for the
Swedish label by the car tuner BRABUS. The jet black wheels and the leather
seats with crossways quilting bear the unmistakeable signature of the
streetstyle experts. Meanwhile smart took care of the design of the 32-ohm
headphones from WeSC, giving a nod to the car's look, as can be seen in the
perforated black ear pads and high-gloss golden highlights.
The headphones will be available from spring 2012 via http://shop.wesc.com/
and in WeSC shops and Concept Stores all over the world. The golden city
runabout will also be seen on the streets then, and advance orders can be
placed via BRABUS with immediate effect. The equipment of the "smart BRABUS
tailor made by WeSC" includes air conditioning, the leather BRABUS sports
steering wheel with steering wheel gearshift, the 75 kW engine with turbocharging and lots of other features. The
gold-plated horse-head knob, which adorns the shift lever of the WeSC
original, is a one-off and not for order.
Orders to: email@example.com, subject: WeSC tailor made.
Smart Car Oil Change with Topside Oil Changer
View this BMP Repair Tech Tip - follow this link:
This demonstrates a preferred method to changing the oil in a Smart Car
Fortwo or Forfour. Using the Topside Oil Changer opposed to traditional
methods is recommended due to the factory oil drain plug being notorious
for cross-threading and stripping out. **Note: The Smart Car used in this
video is an earlier NON-US version that does not have an oil drain plug.
Smart ForTwo Passion Coupe--D&M Motorsports Video Test Drive 2012 Chris Moran
Smart ForTwo Passion Coupe Review with Chris Moran. Presented by D&M
The Smart Fortwo is an all-new brand and model in the United States for
2008, sold at a select number of United Auto Group and Mercedes-Benz
dealerships across the country.
Revolution, dud or something in between? The 2008 Smart Fortwo could be any
of these, but which one depends on how Americans respond to this
long-awaited city car as it starts to trickle into dealerships around the
country. The previous generation has sold more than 770,000 units in other
parts of the world since 1998, appealing to urban customers who gravitated
to its sky-high fuel economy and park-anywhere size. While most Americans
have probably seen a Smart car, only time will tell how many pick one as
their daily commuting partner.
Not that it comes as a news flash, but the Mercedes-built Smart is small.
Really small. It's more than 3 feet shorter than a Mini Cooper and only a
foot longer than an E-Z-GO golf cart. It seats only two people, with a
fair-sized trunk above the rear-mounted engine. Yet that silver or black
strip that loops around the Fortwo's side is what differentiates this
minicar from the E-Z-GO.
Known as the Tridion safety cell, this cage of high-strength steel allows
the Smart car to withstand impacts as well as or better than much larger
cars. An impressive array of other safety systems -- side airbags, antilock
brakes, brake assist, stability control and traction control -- add to its
ability to thwart occupant injury. Plus, axles placed close to the
passenger compartment provide additional protection in side impacts.
Other markets get diesel and turbocharged gasoline engines, but the
America-bound Fortwo will only come with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder
gasoline engine. Saddled with 71 horsepower, this powertrain
will be able to motivate the 1,804-pound Smart from zero to 60 mph in 14.1
seconds. The wonky five-speed automanual transmission found in the last
Smart car has been replaced by an allegedly improved one, which makes us
wonder how awful the predecessor was, considering the new car's herky-jerky
motions and extreme shift lag. After a quick drive, it will leave you
wondering how it's in any way superior to a traditional automatic or
In total, the Smart has just enough pep around town, but it feels woefully
lackluster (and a little worrisome) on the highway. But that's a pretty
good way to sum up the entire Smart Fortwo experience. For those who spend
90 percent of their driving time by themselves in traffic or meandering
through congested city streets, the Fortwo makes sense (as long as they can
put up with the wonky transmission). Its tiny dimensions make finding a
parallel parking spot a relatively simple exercise -- although the new
model is now too long to be parked perpendicularly on the street. Also,
speeds in the city should rarely get so high that the mere sight of a
Navigator makes you pack the dashboard with statues of St. Christopher.
But for those who routinely drive on the highway, the Fortwo just doesn't
make sense -- even if it gets excellent gas mileage. A similarly priced
subcompact will handle high speeds better; ditto the more expensive but
greener Prius. The 2008 Smart Fortwo isn't a good choice for most
consumers, but for certain urban-based drivers, it's most definitely worth
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The 2008 Smart Fortwo is a two-seat, subcompact city car available in two
body styles. The hatchback Coupe is offered in Pure and Passion trim
levels, while the convertible Cabrio only comes in Passion. The base Pure
comes with 15-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, leather steering wheel and
electric rear window defroster. Power steering, air-conditioning, radio,
power windows and alloy wheels are optional on the Pure. The Passion gets
all those basic features, plus a panorama glass roof, sport steering wheel
with shift paddles, power heated side mirrors and a CD player. The Passion
Cabrio adds an upgraded stereo with MP3-compatible in-dash six-CD changer,
along with a manually operated canvas roof. Passion options include partial
leather upholstery and additional gauges.
Powertrains and Performance
The 2008 Smart Fortwo is powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that
produces 71 hp and 68 pound-feet of torque. Surprisingly, it requires
premium fuel. The maximum speed is 90 mph, with a 0-60-mph time of 14.1
seconds. A five-speed automanual transmission drives the Fortwo's rear
wheels and is shifted without a clutch pedal via a simple console-mounted
stick (and column-mounted paddles on Passion models), and there is a fully
automatic mode as well. With its 8.7-gallon tank, the Fortwo will return 33
mpg city, 41 mpg highway and 36 mpg combined.
smart fortwo cdi -12C Startup (barely)
Having lots of trouble this winter with cold starts. -12 C wouldn't have
been a problem other years, but something's not right... Went to change the
glow plugs out but they're seized into the engine head. Battery seems OK.
Could be low compression, I guess? At just over 262 000 km (4 years), now.
Smart Car Front Panel Removal Change Headlamp headlight bulb light
I have never changed a headlamp bulb in a Smart car before and I was told
that you need to remove the front panel. Having NEVER done this before and
with a few online pictures to look at I decided to grab my camera and give
it a go. The film shows all my mistakes. And the Smart car is OLD so
breaking clips and scratching the front panel was no heartache. But I hope
you gain a clue as to how hard it is to change a light bulb headlamp in a
6 Peoples Reactions to the CRAZY 900hp 3Dx Evo
We had a blast giving people rides in the Evo, even had a guest driver when
we gave Miss Thai Thai a ride after her photo shoot! See what people
thought about the car, caught a lot of people off guard.
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