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90hp and 100 lb/ft of torque will be alright.
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For North America they'll likely lose the turbo, lower the CR even more and put a 60 MPH speed limiter on it, all the while still requiring premium fuel!
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"Automated manual gearbox and hill start assist much like the old smart gearboxes, however, this one is a dual clutch setup. There is a very good chance that this will be an option in the 453. 6 speed Renault DSG or a 7 speed Getrag automated manual.

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Exclamation it better be a 7-speed at the very least!

even FORD's 1.0 ecoboost will be paired with an 8-speed.
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They'll be making 60 prototype 453's in November and then start of production for the 453 is Jun/July 2014.
Source: Renault Twingo III/Smart Forfour - AutoWeek.nl
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From AutoWeek.nl:
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Lijkt me eerder een oude scoop van de ForMore, die al jaren geleden is afgewezen. De nieuwe ForFour wordt een stuk kleiner namelijk...
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Seems rather an old scoop of formore, who years ago was rejected. The new ForFour is a lot smaller because...


That picture is astounding. Please tell me that's a real prototype!!! That really, really looks good. I'm perfectly fine with the ForFour looking like that. Love it! Now I just want to see the front!

Please be real, please be real, please be real...
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That picture is astounding. Please tell me that's a real prototype!!! That really, really looks good. I'm perfectly fine with the ForFour looking like that. Love it! Now I just want to see the front!

Please be real, please be real, please be real...
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