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Smart has unveiled a series of subtle styling tweaks to its Smart Fotwo city car for 2012
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6 March 2012

Smart has unveiled a series of subtle styling tweaks to its Smart Fotwo city car for 2012. The look was first previewed on the electric Smart Fortwo ED at last year’s Frankfurt motor show, and was seen on the rest of the range for the first time at the Geneva motor show.

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Styling tweaks include a new front grille, which now features an integrated Smart logo. There is also new front and rear spoilers, ‘muscular’ side skirts, and revised optional horizontal LED daytime running lights. Three new alloy wheel designs and seven exterior colour choices are also offered.

Interior tweaks include fresh, higher quality leather and fabric trim options, and optional leather trim to surround the instrument panel. Five trim levels – Pure, Pulse, Passion, Brabus and Brabus Xcvlusive – are offered, but UK models will likely receive just three - Pulse, Passion and Brabus.

There have been no chassis tweaks, nor any changes to the Smart’s engine line-up. That means buyers can choose from a 1.0-litre three-pot petrol with 70bhp, 84bhp or 101bhp in the Brabus, or a 0.8-litre diesel with 54bhp.

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superstevie 2 February 2012

Re: Facelifted Smart Fortwo revealed

That 55mpg was hammering it around in Edinburgh's finest traffic jams! Generally averaged about 65 - 68 in mixed driving conditions. Miss that wee car

Los Angeles 2 February 2012

Re: Facelifted Smart Fortwo revealed

You know, Stevie, even at a low 55 mpg, that is remarkable. Attaining over 60 mpg is a minor miracle, a blessing considering today's fast-rising gas prices.

superstevie 2 February 2012

Re: Facelifted Smart Fortwo revealed

I had a diesel, cracking little engine. Not the quietest, or the fastest, but some how more in keeping with the car than the petrol engine. I had the 45bhp engine, and it was enough to get it up to 80 ish. Worst mpg I got was 55. I'd have another in a flash, would be a great saving on fuel compared to the Corolla

Los Angeles wrote:
There's a chap near Edinburgh specialises in boosting hp - Superstevie knows who he is.
That will be Sam at Mcsmarts over Airdrie way. He's a grumpy sod, but a great guy overall.

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