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The new smart fortwo cdi - The world's most economical production car with the lowest CO2 emissions

Here is what the AutoChannel thought about the smart fortwo CDi.
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2007/06/10/051445.html

With fuel consumption of just 3.3 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC) and emissions of 88 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre the new smart fortwo cdi is the most economical production car worldwide. A full tank of fuel costs around
 

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And here is what or friends at Autoblog green had to say about this...

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/06/07/71mpg-smart-fortwo-cdi-is-the-most-efficient-car-on-the-road-tod/

The Smart ForTwo CDi has a 799cc that puts out 45hp and consumes diesel fuel at prodigiously frugal pace. It consumes a mere 3.3L/100km or approximately 71mpg which with a 33L tank means a potential range of over 620 miles. In addition it only emits 88g/km of carbon dioxide, putting it well ahead of any other internal combustion car on the road today. Power is transferred to the wheels through an automated five speed manual gearbox that can also run in full auto mode. There's more details in the DaimlerChrysler press release after the jump.

[Source: DaimlerChrysler]

with fuel consumption of just 3.3 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC) and emissions of 88 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre the new smart fortwo cdi is the most economical production car worldwide. A full tank of fuel costs around €38.00* and 33 litres of fuel will take the 33 kW/45 bhp two-door car approximately 1,000 kilometres – for example theoretically from central Berlin to the outskirts of Paris without refuelling. With an annual mileage of 15,000 kilometres drivers of a new smart fortwo cdi would only have to refuel 15 times a year. In other words: the smart fortwo cdi is the right small car at the right time.
*assuming a litre price of €1.15
The smart engineers have improved the successful cdi engine from the predecessor model and equipped it for the future. The power and torque have each increased by ten percent, whilst the fuel consumption has decreased by around 13 percent. In figures this means power of 33 kW/45 bhp and maximum torque of 110 metres that is delivered between 2,000 and 2,500 rpm. The new smart fortwo cdi thus offers a combination of agility, economy and environmental compatibility that is unique in this class and that adds up to all-round driving fun.
This is thanks to the world's smallest direct-injection diesel engine – a masterpiece of engine development – that boasts technology previously only found in larger capacity engines, despite its extremely compact dimensions. For example the latest generation common-rail direct injection which builds up high injection pressure of up to 1,600 bar (previously: 1,350 bar) even at low revs, and injects the fuel into the combustion chambers with newly developed six-hole injectors, enabling an even more efficient combustion process.

A turbo-charger, charge-air cooling, electrically controlled and cooled exhaust gas recirculation, hydraulic compensation of valve clearance and a state-of-the-art light alloy construction are further features that identify the cdi engine as a high-tech package.

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/06/07/71mpg-smart-fortwo-cdi-is-the-most-efficient-car-on-the-road-tod/
 

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Ach Du Lieber....but it will never come here !!. If they come to Canada, it would still be problematic getting one permanently into the USA.

My Bro' who lives in Germany says that 60% of the cars there are diesel/urea-emission based.

Frohe Weihnachten to you all..

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And here is what or friends at Autoblog green had to say about this...

71mpg Smart ForTwo CDi is the most efficient car on the road today

The Smart ForTwo CDi has a 799cc that puts out 45hp and consumes diesel fuel at prodigiously frugal pace. It consumes a mere 3.3L/100km or approximately 71mpg which with a 33L tank means a potential range of over 620 miles. In addition it only emits 88g/km of carbon dioxide, putting it well ahead of any other internal combustion car on the road today. Power is transferred to the wheels through an automated five speed manual gearbox that can also run in full auto mode. There's more details in the DaimlerChrysler press release after the jump.

[Source: DaimlerChrysler]

with fuel consumption of just 3.3 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC) and emissions of 88 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre the new smart fortwo cdi is the most economical production car worldwide. A full tank of fuel costs around €38.00* and 33 litres of fuel will take the 33 kW/45 bhp two-door car approximately 1,000 kilometres – for example theoretically from central Berlin to the outskirts of Paris without refuelling. With an annual mileage of 15,000 kilometres drivers of a new smart fortwo cdi would only have to refuel 15 times a year. In other words: the smart fortwo cdi is the right small car at the right time.
*assuming a litre price of €1.15
The smart engineers have improved the successful cdi engine from the predecessor model and equipped it for the future. The power and torque have each increased by ten percent, whilst the fuel consumption has decreased by around 13 percent. In figures this means power of 33 kW/45 bhp and maximum torque of 110 metres that is delivered between 2,000 and 2,500 rpm. The new smart fortwo cdi thus offers a combination of agility, economy and environmental compatibility that is unique in this class and that adds up to all-round driving fun.
This is thanks to the world's smallest direct-injection diesel engine – a masterpiece of engine development – that boasts technology previously only found in larger capacity engines, despite its extremely compact dimensions. For example the latest generation common-rail direct injection which builds up high injection pressure of up to 1,600 bar (previously: 1,350 bar) even at low revs, and injects the fuel into the combustion chambers with newly developed six-hole injectors, enabling an even more efficient combustion process.

A turbo-charger, charge-air cooling, electrically controlled and cooled exhaust gas recirculation, hydraulic compensation of valve clearance and a state-of-the-art light alloy construction are further features that identify the cdi engine as a high-tech package.

71mpg Smart ForTwo CDi is the most efficient car on the road today
...and today, over half a decade later; it is STILL a worldbeating performer.

*Guess this is the closest we come to the urban legend of a 100MPG car that goes 100MPH and lasts 100 years, and the car company having to kill it before it drove them out of business.
 

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Gray market diesels

Is it me, or does it seem like all of the Smarties with diesels are Gray market vehicles that weren't intended of sale in the US? Why can't someone come up with a Yanmar diesel to fit. Oh yeah that's right I forgot the big 3 won't let that happen. You could one up that by having a Grease Daddy conversion to run on waste cooking oil, but in Wisconsin after you make 500 gallons of bio-diesel the Politburo chases after you claiming of cheating the state of road tax.
 
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