As the front tires/wheels are an integral part of the front crash protection on the Fortwo, it was deemed necessary to retain a 15" front wheel size in order to conform to US crash standards.But why the weird front and rear tire set up? I love the new Brabus style wheels but a 15" in front and a 17" in the rear looks weird? What do you other owners think?
Interesting link but not something I'd put much credibility into. Is my Brabus model "safer" because its 15" front tires are bigger than those on our old Passion model?
This was independently confirmed by the manager of my smart centre, and the information was passed down by smart USA, so whether or not it's "true", that's the reason they have provided. The idea is that there is more sidewall height, which helps absorb energy and provides more "give" in a crash.Interesting link but not something I'd put much credibility into.