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This is one good looking smart car Cabrio EQ. It sad, we will never see this vehicle here, in NA. It so refreshing to see the smart car, in mono color schemes. Love the LED head lamps, and new tail lamps.

Enjoy the You Tube video.

 

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Nice cosmetic refresh, not intended for the North American market as the rear license plate section would not work for US or Canadian plates. :)
 

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2020 smart EQ fortwo edition one - Ground-Breaking Urban Car


2020 smart EQ fortwo Technical Specifications:

Motor/type: Synchronous motor Continuous output (kW): 41 Max. output (kW): 60 Max. torque (Nm): 160 Combined power consumption (kWh/100 km), 4.6 kW on-board charger: 16.5-15.2 Combined power consumption (kWh/100 km), 22 kW on-board charger: 15.2-14.0 Range (km): 147-159 Acceleration 0-60 km/h (s): 4.8 Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s): 11.6 Top speed (km/h): 130

The stated figures were determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method. These are the “NEDC CO2 figures” according to Art. 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. Power consumption and range were determined based on Commission Regulation (EC) No. 692/2008. Power consumption and range are dependent upon the vehicle configuration.

A short wheelbase and an immense track in combination with direct steering make the smart uniquely agile. The all-electric driving experience opens up a completely new dimension in driving enjoyment. With 160 Newton metres of torque available instantly, the new electric models accelerate far better than the 60 kW/82 hp of the separately excited synchronous motor in the rear might suggest. 4.8 seconds for 0 to 60 km/h when the light turns green makes the smart EQ fortwo coupé quick enough to draw astonished looks and provide low-noise driving enjoyment. The new smart models systematically continue to play to all the strengths of the battery-electric powertrain technology. Thanks to clever packaging and the return to the core of the brand, the concept remains light and resource-friendly, and offers sustainable mobility in metropolitan areas. That is why smart offers a deliberately compact high-voltage battery. The lithium-ion battery supplied by Daimler-owned Deutsche Accumotive consists of three HV modules and a total of 96 HV cells, and has a capacity of 17.6 kWh, sufficient for a range of 159 kilometres (NEDC). This corresponds not only to several times the average daily kilometres driven in Germany, but above all to a generous range in the metropolitan environment where energy can be recovered through recuperation. Radar-based recuperation in the city is a particularly convenient feature. It allows the smart to slow down automatically behind a vehicle ahead. Coasting and braking phases are perfectly coordinated to enable the maximum amount of kinetic energy to be returned to the battery. In order for the smart to keep a cool head even in extreme climatic conditions and under extreme stress, special attention was paid to the temperature management in the electric models. While generously sized air cooling is enough for the electric motor, its flange-mounted power electronics are liquid-cooled. Even the high-voltage battery can be completely conditioned. When needed, it is integrated into the cooling circuit of the powertrain to remain in the optimal temperature range under high permanent load or during fast charging, for example. The same is true when temperatures are extremely low. A battery heater enables warming up the battery for optimal performance and efficiency.

To make recharging as easy as possible for drivers, smart offers a comprehensive charging concept for its new electric models. With its optional 22 kW on-board charger with rapid-charging function, the new models are charged from 10% to 80% range in under 40 minutes and without having to rely on rare direct-current charging stations if three-phase charging is possible, depending on local conditions. Thanks to the cooperation with charging network partner Plugsurfing, customers can now use virtually all public charging stations. These charging stations can be displayed with the smart EQ control app, and users can sign up with Plugsurfing directly in the app. But even those who only have a conventional household socket at home will be satisfied EV drivers thanks to the low consumption of the smart electric models. The smart charges enough for the average daily driving distance in a little over 3.5 hours at a 230V socket - entirely without a wallbox. Anyone who travels more often and above all farther from home will be delighted with the charging convenience of the smart EQ control app. The seamless integration of the registration and billing process at public charging stations in the completely redesigned smart EQ control app makes the smart a true everywhere charger.

The days when you laboriously read through the price lists are over. With the new-generation smart, the equipment level structure also becomes smarter. In addition to the base model, the three familiar equipment lines passion, pulse and prime are available. Each line can be combined with one of three equipment packages.
 

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I really like the new, lower grill position.
I'm really happy to see that goofy Wallace (friend of Gromit) smile in the front bumper is gone! We haven't had any announcements of smart being discontinued here in South Africa, but what with the nonexistent level of marketing I wouldn't be surprised if it just quietly disappeared from showrooms altogether. One salesman did talk of new ground-breaking battery technology being introduced in the new year that will, according to him, greatly improve the range.
 
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