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MetroMPG 11-28-2007 07:24 PM

Daimler smart car forum/site - worth a look
 
If you're interested in peeking in and reading about the fuel economy issues relating to the smart car (the diesel version has been available in Canada for several years) here they are:

http://www.clubsmartcar.ca/forums/viewforum.php?f=30

MetroMPG 11-28-2007 07:25 PM

FYI, the NRCAN ratings for the smart are:

City: 4.6 L/100km (51.1 mpg US)
Highway: 3.7 L/100km (63.5 mpg US)
Combined: 4.2 L/100 km (56 mpg US)

igo 12-03-2007 05:28 PM

I might have to take a peek. Thanks.

Lazarus 12-24-2007 09:20 PM

What a big disappointment on the US version. From the Web site.

Quote:

Engineering and testing continues to take place on the vehicle that will be produced for the United States. The vehicle is designed to achieve 40 city/45 highway mpg according to 2007 EPA standards and 33 city/41 highway mpg according to 2008 EPA standards. The mpg rating for all vehicles will decrease in 2008 due to new calculation methods that the EPA has adopted. These methods involve measuring mpg while taking into account real life driving conditions such as start/stop city traffic, air conditioning, heating, etc. The gas tank of the smart fortwo is 8.7 gallon
Please say it aint so:( Does anybody know if they have real world results yet? I wanted one but that a deal killer for me.

Peakster 12-24-2007 09:55 PM

Quote:

We are happy to announce that pricing for the smart fortwo has been determined. The smart fortwo pure will start at $11,590
That's pretty inexpensive for a new smart, even though the EPA ratings aren't stellar for this USA version. A quick look at www.canadatrader.com and the cheapest used 2005 smart diesel in my province is $15,995!

smartzuuk 12-29-2007 03:57 PM

New URL:

www.clubsmartcar.com

Also note - we tend to use www.spritmonitor.de to display fuel economy
It can show MPG, though, not sure if US

smartzuuk 12-29-2007 04:09 PM

I hope Serge will show up here to explain this 108 mpg US result:

http://www.gassavers.org/garage/viewgaslog/433?

I have not read about this anywhere.


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