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All-new smart fortwo and forfour unveiled in Berlin

The all-new smart fortwo and forfour made their world debut in Berlin this week as the pair readies for a market launch in Europe four months from now.

No word yet on Canadian dates.

The new smart models will offer a selection of 3-cylinder engines including a 71-horsepower unit and a turbocharged variant rated at 90 horsepower. A 60-horsepower gasoline engine will join the lineup at a later time.

Buyers will also get to choose between a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Again, we don't know the exact powertrain options that will be available in Canada.

Despite being slightly larger than their predecessors, the new smart fortwo and forfour are said to be more nimble and easier to manoeuvre due in large part to a significantly shorter turning radius.

In terms of design, the automaker mainly revised the front grille, headlights, and hood. The signature tridion safety cell remains untouched.

The smart forfour offers up to 975 litres of cargo room, making it possible to haul objects up to 2.2 metres in length. The fortwo has 350 litres of cargo capacity.

Finally, advanced driver assistance systems which were previously the reserve of higher classes of vehicles further enhance safety and comfort. These include Crosswind Assist, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Keeping Assist.

All-new smart fortwo and forfour unveiled in Berlin
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