With the impending start of sales for the second generation Smart ForTwo in Europe, the company has released the final vehicle certification results. Smart had been targeting CO2 emissions of 90 g/km for the CDi version, but the official testing came in at only 88 g/km making it the cleanest of any car on the market. The fuel consumption target was 3.4L/100km (69.2mpg) but the official result was 3.3L/100km (71.3mpg). Unfortunately, the diesel won't be included in the initial lineup when the ForTwo launches in the US market a year from now. The Smart press release is after the jump.
Even better than expected: smart fortwo cdi boasts even lower standard fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
Stuttgart, Feb 28, 2007
The new smart fortwo cdi is even more environmentally friendly than expected: Instead of the previously communicated 90 grams, the CO2 emissions stand at just 88 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre.
The vehicle certification process that has now been completed also established fuel consumption under standard conditions of just 3.3 litres per 100 kilometres. The provisional figure previously given was 3.4 l/100 km.
At present there is no more economical way of running a car
Even more so than before the new smart fortwo cdi has the lowest CO2 emissions of any car on the market today. At present there is no more economical and climate-friendly car than the smart fortwo cdi.
The petrol engine versions of the new smart fortwo also boast impressively low fuel consumption of just 4.7 and 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres respectively. Correspondingly, the CO2 emissions stand at just 112 and 116 grams per kilometre.