The modern transmission technology shifts so smoothly and efficiently, you barely notice the gear changes while driving. Thanks to the two sub-transmissions, changing gear takes just a few hundredths of a second, regardless of whether you shift fully automatically or prefer to change gear manually with the steering wheel paddles.
The automatic "Comfort" gearshift programme shifts to the next gear at low revs - so you cruise comfortably and fuel-efficiently around the city.
The automatic "Dynamic" gearshift programme has a higher shifting speed. This is the right programme for you if you like a sportier driving style with more dynamic acceleration.
In conjunction with the optional Sports package you can change gear using shift paddles on the multifunction steering wheel without any need for a clutch pedal.
The smart is powered for city driving by a rear-mounted 3-cylinder petrol engine with 5-speed manual transmission. The manual transmission provides for sporty and dynamic motoring pleasure – even on short journeys.