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Old 08-16-2013, 09:23 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sheepdog 44 View Post
The Smart fortwo has the same horrible drag coeficient as the VW Beetle, 0.38. Which is why the 1 litre Smarts have lower highway mpg then a 4 person sedan. The T-25 has a smaller frontal area, but i doubt it's CD isn't far off. All that engineering, and little thought to aerodynamics.
Aerodynamics in a shorter vehicle are a higher challenge than it might appear initially, but the T25/T27 seems to be actually better than the Smart regarding this matter.

I'm sure it's a fantastic city car.
Eventually it might still be also not bad in short-to-medium road trips.
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