Driving pleasure.

Driving pleasure

Manoeuvrable and agile.

Urban driving fun. This is what smart has stood for from the very beginning. And it is why the smart forfour, too, has been consistently designed for the demands of city driving – right down to the last detail. See for yourself!


Agile city driving: wherever you’re going, the smart forfour will bring you quickly to your destination. And on the way there you'll enjoy every minute behind the wheel. So you might even find yourself deliberately making a detour!

smart forfour – manoeuvrability
smart forfour – turning circle

Turning circle.

Its size coupled with the Direct-Steer system gives the smart forfour the smallest turning circle in its class of just 8.65 m measured from wheel to wheel. So if you’ve taken a wrong turn just do a U-turn.

Parking: not an issue.
Parking in cities isn’t always easy. But with the new smart forfour, you can make the most of even the smallest parking space. Thanks to its rear-mounted engine this exceedingly compact four-seater car is just 3.49 m long, enabling it to fit in parking spaces that other drivers have to reject on sight.


smart forfour – agility

Rear-wheel drive.

Thanks to the rear-mounted engine and rear-wheel drive the smart forfour is exceedingly compact. And with the powerful yet economical engines (52 kW and 66 kW turbo) refuelling stops will be a rare pleasure.

Direct-Steer system.

Noticeably lighter: the Direct-Steer system greatly facilitates parking and manoeuvring. The Direct-Steer system combines the comfort of speed-sensitive power steering with variable transformation ratios depending on the steering wheel angle. Not only does this make for greater cornering agility, it also noticeably reduces the steering effort required when parking. And helps you stay on track at higher speeds.

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