As the first model of the new smart generation, the Smart ForTwo rated at 52 kW/71 hp is now available for ordering with the twinamic dual clutch transmission. This enables gear shifting to be carried out either fully automatically or manually. Manual shifting is possible using the selector lever in a separate gate or by means of the shift paddles included in the Sports package. The additional charge for the twinamic in Germany in the standard version is 1275 euros. The first Smart ForTwos with twinamic will be delivered in March 2015.
The twinamic offers the advantage of smoother gear changing without interruption in tractive power. With twinamic, the ForTwo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 15.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 151 km/h. The combined fuel consumption stands at 4.1 liters of petrol per 100 kilometers, corresponding to a CO2 figure of 94 grams per kilometer.
The twinamic dual clutch transmission is unique in the small car and microcar segments and meets the wishes of drivers who appreciate the convenience of an automatic transmission in urban traffic.
The Smart Fortwo data at a glance
|smart fortwo twinamic 52 kW|
|Number of cylinders/arrangement||3 in-line|
|Rated output (kW/hp) at rpm||52/71 at 6000|
|Rated torque (Nm) at rpm||91 at 2850|
|Combined fuel consumption (l/100 km)||4.1|
|Combined CO2 emissions (g/km)||94|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)||15.1|
|Top speed (km/h)||151|
|Price (euros) starting at||12,170|
The twinamic dual clutch transmission
The twinamic automatic transmission is designed as a 3-shaft dual clutch transmission and has six forward gears and one reverse gear.
Thanks to the two sub-transmissions, changing to the next highest or lowest gear is immediate and without any loss of tractive power. If required, the electronic controller skips individual gears instead of changing down through each individual gear. It therefore offers the comfort of an automatic transmission combined with the efficiency of a manual transmission.