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Old 06-02-2022, 12:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I didn't even remember there was more than one power rating for this engine...

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Old 06-02-2022, 10:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The cdi of the First gen had a 0.8 liter engine with 42 horsepower. After that there were two more cdi versions, first one had 45 horsepower and the later one had 54 horsepower.
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Old 06-06-2022, 02:15 AM   #13 (permalink)
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That 54hp engine might be quite cool for such a small car...
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Yes, the engine is great, the transmission not so much.
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Old 06-08-2022, 10:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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IIRC that was a single-clutch AMT. People often complain a lot of such transmissions, even though dual-clutch AMTs are often praised. Odd enough, single-clutch AMTs have been way more popular on trucks and even some long-distance coaches.
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Good write up and thanks for also adding l/100km

What model year is the Smart CDI and is it the 41 hp, 45 hp or 54 hp CDI engine?
Sorry, missed this before. It's a 2011, and the 54hp version, so includes a diesel particulate filter. The 54hp versions are definitely easier to find here, and given my experiences so far, I'm glad that's the one I bought - the 45hp really would be borderline for performance.
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the 45hp really would be borderline for performance.
45 hp for such a small car doesn't really seem so low at all
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I have always liked the Smart lineup personally, looked at a 08 or 09 I can't remember before we purchased our 14 Spark. I'm grateful for the size of our Spark but I couldn't help myself wanting to drive a go-cart around. My issue was the concern with our winters and that vehicles design.

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I'm grateful for the size of our Spark but I couldn't help myself wanting to drive a go-cart around.
You would love a 4-seater Smart lookalike made in China that a guy in my hometown had. As it was FWD and front-engined, unlike the Smart, most of the go-cart handling might've been lost though...


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With a rear engine, RWD and most of the weight bias always closer to the rear axle, it might compare to a VW Beetle somehow.
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45 hp for such a small car doesn't really seem so low at all

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With a rear engine, RWD and most of the weight bias always closer to the rear axle, it might compare to a VW Beetle somehow.
I bit my tongue the first time. 36HP should be enogh for anyone.



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