Following a “near production” idea reveal final 12 months, the 50/50 Mercedes-Benz and Geely Automobile partnership that’s the new Smart has now debuted the manufacturing model of its #1 compact electrical crossover SUV in Berlin.
“The world premiere of the Smart #1 in Berlin marks another milestone on the incredible road of development we began with the brand’s renewal,” stated Smart CEO, Tong Xiangbei. “As the first of the new generation all-electric product family, the all-new Smart #1 is the perfect embodiment of this renewal. Now, Smart has entered a new phase of full speed development, further spurred on by our Europe and China “dual-home” business strategy. Our team, working between Europe and China, are making fantastic progress, and we are extremely confident that the global market will embrace the unique, premium all-electric urban mobility experience offering from Smart.”
As we predicted again in September 2021, the at all times eye-popping suicide doorways have not made it from idea to manufacturing mannequin, however the panoramic glass roof and 12.8-inch infotainment panel stay, as do the customizable ambient inside lighting setup and onboard AI digital companion.
The Smart #1 is available in a little bit smaller than the Concept #1 too, at a nonetheless comparatively giant (for a Smart automobile) 4,270 x 1,822 x 1,636 mm (168 x 71.7 x 64.4 in), with a 2,750-mm (108.2 in) wheelbase and empty weight of 1,820 kg (4,012 lb). And 19-inch wheels wrapped in 235/45 R19 tires change the idea’s 21-inch wheels.
The 200-kW motor produces 343 Nm (252.9 lb.ft) of torque and provides the compact SUV a prime velocity of 180 km/h (112 mph). A 66-kWh NCM (nickel/cobalt/manganese) battery pack is reported good for between 420 and 440 km (260-273 miles) of per-charge vary on the WLTP cycle, and there is assist for 150-kW quick charging for a prime as much as 80 p.c capability in underneath half-hour.
Cool touches on the outside embrace hidden electrical handles within the frameless doorways which are surrounded by lighting because the approved driver approaches, a cool gentle bar between toppled Y-shaped daytime working lights back and front, fluid flip signaling and Matrix LED headlights.
Inside, a “floating” middle console stylishly divides the driving force and passenger whereas that Full HD touchscreen infotainment show is joined by a 9.2-inch digital instrument cluster and 10-inch head-up show. Smart has handled occupants to a Beats Audio sound system with 13 speaker modules, together with a sub. And as much as 411 liters of trunk house is offered, plus 15 L extra within the frunk.
A driver help bundle contains adaptive cruise management with cease and go performance, lively lane conserving, blind spot help and auto parking help. Smart connectivity tech is designed to “form one coherent, intuitive, and adapting ecosystem” and features a companion cell app and cloud knowledge storage all linked to a private ID protected by the “highest cyber security encryption standards.”
Owners are in a position to allocate a digital key to associates or household through the app for shared use potential, and greater than 75 p.c of the automobile’s ECUs can obtain over-the-air updates to assist future-proof the automobile.
The Smart #1 seems able to roll on Europe’s roads, however the firm hasn’t revealed mannequin pricing or availability right now. The video under has extra.
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