Body: Coupe Year: 18/18
Colour: bodypanels in black
Fuel Type: Electric
Quote Reference Number: SM4-507058
- Insurance Group12E
- Performance (BHP)82
- Number of Seats2
- CO2 (g/km)0
- Road Tax£
"As a current demonstrator we would advise a call in to the branch to confirm availability and current mileage. Why not talk to one of our business managers about a PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) a simple cost effective way to buy your new or nearly new car. You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender."
Rob Walford, General Manager
Mercedes-Benz of Reading
- Air Conditioning
- Metallic Paint
- Alloy Wheels
- Leather Seats
- Heated Seats
- Parking Sensors
|Electric front windows|
|Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting|
|Heated rear window with timer|
|Comfort windscreen wipers|
|Electronic brake force distribution|
|ESP + Hill Start Assist|
|Voice control system|
|Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone|
|Rear Park assist|
|Speed sensitive variable PAS|
|Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter|
|Service interval indicator|
|Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarm|
|Cockpit clock and rev counter|
|Instrument cluster with display|
|Smart media navigation with 7" touch screen|
|Mirror link for smart media system|
|Aspherically curved door mirror glass|
|Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors|
|Driving mirrors in tridion colour|
|Matt Chrome interior door handles|
|Chrome effect gear lever|
|Charging cable for household socket|
|Charging cable for wall box/charging stations|
|Bluetooth audio streaming|
|Smart audio system with aux/USB interface|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Black radiator grille|
|Panoramic glass roof with sunblind|
|Black fabric roof|
|Charge cable bag|
|White side indicators|
|LED daytime running lights|
|Automatic climate control|
|Through load facility|
|Height adjustable steering wheel|
|Front passenger grab handle|
|12V Accessory socket|
|Front door storage bins|
|Rear seat bag hooks|
|Leather gear knob|
|Passenger footwell storage net|
|Centre console storage tray|
|Storage compartment in tailgate|
|3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheel|
|Storage compartment in front doors|
|Dashboard and door centre panel in black fabric and grey highlights|
|Comfort pack - ForTwo with Heated door mirrors|
|Driver and passenger airbags|
|3 point seatbelts|
|Front door side impact protection system|
|Seat belt force limiter|
|Seat belt tensioners|
|Front side airbags(head+thorax)|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Airbags - windowbags|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|Crash sensor (auto switch - on of hazard warning lights/interior lighting)|
|Airbag deactivation switch|
|Heated front seats|
|Front seatback pockets|
|Isofix child seat attachment|
|Front head restraints|
|Remote central locking|
|Automatic door locking|
|Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|15" 5 twin spoke alloy wheels painted in black with high sheen finish|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Tyre repair kit|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
If ever there was a car that was a perfect fit for electric propulsion, it's a smart fortwo. Tiny, lightweight and geared to the urban environment, this was one of the very earliest electric cars offered and in its latest EQ form, can be charged in half the time. For urban folk, it's still one of the very best options in this part of the market.
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.
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 (81bhp) 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
This smart fortwo EQ electric drive model costs around £16,500, once the government's generous £4,500 Plug-in car grant is taken into account. That puts this smart against tough competition. An all-electric Renault ZOE would cost around the same - 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 £2,000. 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. Or if I had a work-based or publically-accessible fast-charging point in my vicinity, I might even want to consider paying for the optional 22KW on-board charger that charges in just 45 minutes.
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. To give you some idea 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. All models have a new, powerful on-board charger as standard, which has halved the charging time to just 2.5 hours. With the "smart control" app, the charging process can be conveniently monitored remotely, the app also including many more functions such as intelligent charging. A particularly powerful 22 kW fast charger is available as an option. This enables the car to be charged in as little as 45 minutes.
Electric front windows, Traction control, Voice control system, Rear Park assist, Trip computer, Aspherically curved door mirror glass, Matt Chrome interior door handles, Charging cable for household socket...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||11.5|
|Engine Power - BHP||82|
|Engine Power - KW||60|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||1450|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||118|
|Engine Torque - MKG||16.3|
|Engine Torque - NM||160|
|Engine Torque - RPM||3500|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||0 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||66|
|Standard Euro Emissions||N|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||N|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies||N|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||N|
|EC Urban (mpg)||N|
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PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) a simple cost effective way to buy your new or nearly new car.
You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.
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