From July 1, 2012 Mercedes-Benz dealers in Russia will start accepting orders for the compact city car Smart two-seater. According to the site Autonews.ru, Smart Fortwo will go on sale July 31.
Its price will be 640 thousand rubles or more.
According to Autonews.Ru microcar in Russia will be available in 2 variants of the complete set, namely Pure and Passion. The engine options will be 2 - Smart Fortwo 62 kW and Smart Fortwo 52 kW mhd. With the first engine, the car can accelerate to hundreds of kilometers per hour in 10.7 seconds, and with the second - for 13.7 seconds. The fuel consumption of the new Smart microcar is about 4.2 liters per hundred kilometers in a mixed cycle. The release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere will not exceed 97 grams per kilometer.
The basic Smart package includes airbags, electronic stability control, or ESP, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electric power steering, heated seats and air conditioning.
Compact Smart Cars in the European marketWere also produced in versions of Roadster (sports coupe), Crossblade (cabriolet) and Smart Forfour (four-seater). In addition, in 2008, the concern Mercedes-Benz introduced a double electric Smart Fortwo ED.
But what do they think about new micro cars fromMercedes-Benz motorists. It should be limited to listing the obvious pros and cons of this type of car. The minuses can be attributed, so to speak, the austerity of the cabin, that is, the car is far from cheap, and the equipment at it is rather meager.
People of high stature will be uncomfortable to sit inSmart, because the seat is not far removed. There is no height adjustment, and even the backrest is static in the passenger seat. However, the review is not bad - the windshield is low. The Smart hood does not have a motor, the engine is very low, there is no protection for it, so it is possible to pierce the crankcase in off-road conditions in two counts.
A separate story is service. Smart service workshops are very small, as it has a specific device, and its cost will fly in a pretty penny. Fortunately, the high cost of repair pays off with low fuel consumption.
As for the pros, they are not so little. As already noted, fuel consumption is very low. Appearance is quite nice with Smart. You are provided with attention on the roads. Although there are more and more cars on the roads every year, they are gradually getting used to them, there are such spectacular and still new looking copies as the Smart Roadster.
Obviously the convenience of parking - the car is small, can stand where the rest simply will not turn around.
The behavior on the roads of Smart vehicles evaluates high ratings. They are stable, even at the maximum speed, namely 140-160 km / h, nothing cracks and rattles, the steering wheel does not get out of hand.