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The EPA mileage figures for the US version has not been released yet, but will be in excess of 40 mpg (so we are told) - and presumably that is the urban (city) figure. By comparison I think the euro and Canadian fortwos start in the mid to upper 40's urban, but I'm not sure. Perhaps someone can give us the correct mpgs, in coverted to US gallons of course! Hopefully there will not be a big difference when it is all said and done.
 

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I understand that the reason the MPG will be different on the US vs EU models is because the US versions will have Japanese engines and not Mercedes Benz.
 

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what eles are these engines designed for ? Are they well tested engine, anyone know?
Riding lawn mowers?? :p :rolleyes:

Seriously, I don't know how long the new Mitsu engine has been in production in Europe, has it been a full year yet? Perhaps our friends across the pond can fill us in. In the past, Chrysler, and then Daimler-Chrysler have had several joint engine ventures with Mitsubishi and I believe by and large the engines have been good (Its the auto transmissions that have always been Chrysler's thorn in the side)
 

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I can't confirm that my driving habits are typical but we've had a Smart Car for a year and average around 45-50 mpg in the city. We check it after every fill up. We've experienced a wide range between 35 mpg and 65 mpg -- yes, we did get 65 mpg but we consciously drove to maximize mpg to see what was achievable. Our dealer told us one of his customers called and raved about getting 70 mpg. Of course, this is with the Mercedes engine and, I think, the Mitsubishi engine will be bigger and if the car is larger and heavier that would have an impact.
 

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I understand that the reason the MPG will be different on the US vs EU models is because the US versions will have Japanese engines and not Mercedes Benz.
They have the same engines, there will be very little differences between models...only the ones before 2006 have MB engines..

My avg. city is 43 mpg and 52 hwy. US gal. extremes are always possible but not in a practical way...
 

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I sure hop that they come out with some numbers soon,, and they are good. 45 mpg for the Smart is not what I would call good. Because of their reluctance,, I darn near bought a new Accent 3 door yesterday. I need a car,, and would hate to do the wait - only to find that I am going to get a mere 45mpg on the Smart... I live in Florida,, flat land (no hills) and would hope to get much more than 45.
 

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just depends on how you drive. If you're going to use you fortwo just to go down to the corner store or in the big city, mpg in the 40's is all you're going to get! Now if you do some highway travelling, then expect 50 - 60 mpg.

Sounds pretty good to me!:)
 

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Every place in the world that quotes gallons (except for the oil industry) quotes Imperial gallons, including Canada. One Imperial gallon = 1.201 U.S. gallons. That's why scotch used to come in "fifths."
 

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Smartmx Quote: "They have the same engines, there will be very little differences between models...only the ones before 2006 have MB engines..."

Smarts had Mercedes engines up through 2006. The 2006 and 2005 smarts are identical. Just a clarification...

Ron Gaus, aSmartCar.com
 

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Does anyone know for certain if it is a Japanes Mitsu engine or actuallly a Brazilian Chrysler as is my MINI engine? It's cheaper to build engines in Brazil than in Japan.
 

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Wow. Does this win in the "oldest resurrected thread" contest? I didn't even know that we HAD posts dating back to 2007.

It's funny to see how everyone overestimated the mileage.

I'd have to guess that the 'average' mileage for highway driving is about 41-42 mpg, or what the EPA says. Or maybe even a bit less. I'm not sure what speeds they use.

 

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Wow. Does this win in the "oldest resurrected thread" contest? I didn't even know that we HAD posts dating back to 2007.

It's funny to see how everyone overestimated the mileage.

I'd have to guess that the 'average' mileage for highway driving is about 41-42 mpg, or what the EPA says. Or maybe even a bit less. I'm not sure what speeds they use.
Yeah, it's funny to read people who were saying, "If it only gets 40-something in the city, that's too low!" :rolleyes:

I think our '09 is about average for MPG. All city, around 32; mix of city and highway (urban driving, to work, etc.,.), around 36; more highway (a couple of trips to the casinos in CT), around 40; and nothing but highway (going from RI to NJ and back again) around 46.

I don't care enough to think about hypermiling. I have no interest in shutting my car off at red lights, or drafting a truck, or anything else. All I know is, 1) I get the best MPG of any non-hybrid car, and 2) the car is the cutest damn thing I've ever seen in my life. Every time I leave the house and look at it, I smile. Worth every penny. :)
 
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