2015 Smart ForFour Edition 1 unveiled

Article by Christian A., on July 28, 2014

Almost two weeks ago, Smart introduced the second-generation ForTwo and ForFour models and told us something about the Edition 1, but didn’t show us any photos. Today, the first photos showing the 2015 Smart ForFour Edition 1 emerged on the Web.

Available for a limited period, the new edition features a tridion safety cell in Lava Orange which is combined with body panels/body in white on the ForTwo and Graphite Grey on the ForFour.

Moreover, the vehicle comes with the Edition 1 badge on the B-pillar and a chromed tailpipe for the exhaust system. In addition, there is a gloss black front grille but also a panoramic roof, as well as a new set of 16-inch alloy wheels and a new sports suspension that lowers the vehicle by 10 mm.

The interior continues the same color scheme seen at the exterior and includes a black and orange upholstery, a 3-spoke steering wheel, stainless steel sport pedals, a leather-wrapped gear knob and new floor mats wearing the Edition 1 badge.

Smart also offers the Cool & Audio Package for the Edition 1, which includes automatic climate control and audio system. The interior of the Edition 1 features a 3.5-inch TFT display too and is offered with cup holders for the front passengers and height-adjustable seat belts for the driver and passenger.

Drive power is supplied by state-of-the-art three-cylinder engines rated at 45 kW/60 hp, 52 kW/71 hp and 66 kW/90 hp, while power transmission is performed by a five-speed manual transmission or the twinamic automatic dual clutch transmission.

The new generation of the smart models still retained the hallmark proportions of its current vehicles -- extremely short overhangs at front and rear. Furthermore, the next-gen models have a wider track (plus 100 mm), allowing the wheels to be positioned further outwards. Thanks to these distinctive proportions, the next-gen smart models deliver excellent visibility and agility. Along with the fact that the engine is mounted on the rear, these attributes allow these new models to offer a spacious cabin despite their compact dimensions. Just like before, the tridion cell and body panels are finished in contrasting colors.

Smart’s designers endowed the next-gen model with the so-called "one-and-a-half box" design, marking a departure from the previous one-box proportions. This evolutionary development of the silhouette employs a higher bonnet, lending the new model with a more mature and sportier character.

The new smart model is provided with a friendly yet confident face marked by the slightly larger signature smart grille, with a perforated structure that is made possible by a honeycomb pattern. The honeycomb pattern fades as it flows outside. Meanwhile, the radiator trim could be finished in any of the available colors like black, cool silver and white, allowing customers to match or contrast with the body panels. This honeycomb pattern is also found in the second, black cooling air opening in the bumper.

Meanwhile, the new smart features a larger updated smart logo centrally located on the grille. Featuring a three-dimensional shape, the smart logo elegantly harmonizes with the car’s more sensuous lines. This logo comes with a matt finish, similar to the applied chrome accents.

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