smart.

The gearshift.

The best ratio every time.

twinamic 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The illustration shows the automatic gearbox of the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission with twinamic in smart models.The illustration shows the automatic gearbox of the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission with twinamic in smart models.

For short trips, long distances and jaunts.

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 illustration shows the "Comfort" shift programme of smart models.The illustration shows the "Comfort" shift programme of smart models.

The "Comfort" gearshift programme.

The automatic "Comfort" gearshift programme shifts to the next gear at low revs - so you cruise comfortably and fuel-efficiently around the city.

The illustration shows the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission with twinamic in smart models.The illustration shows the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission with twinamic in smart models.

The "Dynamic" gearshift programme.

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.

The illustration shows the manual mode of the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission with twinamic in smart models.The illustration shows the manual mode of the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission with twinamic in smart models.

Manual mode.

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.

5-speed manual transmission

A young woman and a young man refreshing with a coffee. A young woman and a young man refreshing with a coffee.

Geared for relaxation.

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.

Illustration of the 5-speed manual transmission in smart models.Illustration of the 5-speed manual transmission in smart models.

The features of the 5-speed manual transmission at a glance:

  • Two-shaft design
  • Integrated differential
  • Five forward gears and one reverse gear
  • Manually actuated cable gearshift with three shift gates (1-2, 3-4, 5-R)
  • Double-synchronised first and second gear