As we pass Smart cars on the road, many of us can’t help but wonder how much they weigh. This article will provide a brief overview of the Smart brand and list the different models of Smart cars and their respective weights.
How Much Does A Smart Car Weigh?
The weight of a Smart car depends on the model. Smart cars have a weight that ranges between 1,610 pounds and 2,150 pounds.
Brief History Of Smart Cars
The brand Smart started as a joint venture between Swatch Group Ltd, a Swiss watch manufacturer, and Mercedes Benz the German luxury automobile manufacturer. The name Smart is a portmanteau word that is a combination of the names of both manufacturers Swatch and Mercedes.
The name stands for Swatch Mercedes Art, and the joint venture was held as a subsidiary of Mercedes Benz. The first Smart cars began to be sold in 1998.
Smart Fortwo aka Smart City-Coupe
The Smart Fortwo is a microcar that was manufactured by Smart. The Fortwo is a rear-wheel-drive vehicle that was offered in a 3-door hatchback or a 2-door convertible.
Smart Fortwo First Generation
The first-generation Smart Fortwo was manufactured from 1998-2007 and was powered by several variations of a turbocharged 3-cylinder engine. The Smart Fortwo weighs 1,610 pounds in most of its trim levels.
The Fortwo Crossblade was a limited-edition model that was sold in 2002. The Crossblade was a roadster that was manufactured without a windshield or doors and was powered by a Brabus tuned engine. The Crossblade weighs 1,630 pounds.
The Smart Fortwo CDI is a diesel-powered Smart car, and it has a weight of 1,775 pounds.
Smart Fortwo Second Generation
The second-generation Fortwo was a 3-door hatchback manufactured between 2007-2014 and was offered in a coupe and a convertible.
The second-generation vehicles offered three engine options: a 0.8L turbo diesel, a 1.0L 3-cylinder gasoline-powered engine, and a 1.0L turbocharged 3-cylinder gasoline engine.
The coupe weighs between 1,653 to 1,753 pounds, while the convertible weighs between 1.720 to 1,808 lbs.
Smart Fortwo Third Generation
The third-generation Fortwo began production in 2016 and is still manufactured and sold in certain markets outside of the United States. This generation is powered by either a 0.9L turbocharged 3- cylinder engine, a 1.0 L naturally aspirated 3-cylinder, or an electric motor.
The third generation can be purchased in a 3-door hatchback or a 2-door convertible. These vehicles have an average weight of 1,940 lbs.
The Roadster was Smart’s attempt at manufacturing a sportier version of their micro-cars. The Roadster was a rear-wheel-drive vehicle that had the engine mounted in the rear of the car. The vehicle was manufactured from 2003 to 2005 and was available in both roadster and coupe styles.
The Roadster was powered by an inline 3-cylinder turbocharged engine, which contributed to the vehicle’s weight of 1,742 pounds.
The Smart Forfour would be considered by many people to be a micro-car given its size, but it is actually classified as a city car. City cars are small passenger cars that are designed specifically for use in cities where space can often be limited.
First Generation Forfour
The first generation Forfour is a 5-door front-engine hatchback that was produced from 2004 to 2006.
The Forfour of this generation offered 4 engine options. This vehicle could be purchased with a 1.1L inline 3-cylinder, a 1.3L inline 4-cylinder, a 1.5L inline 4-cylinder, and a 1.5L inline 3-cylinder diesel engine.
The first-generation Smart Forfour weighs 2,072 pounds.
Second Generation Forfour
Smart began manufacturing the second generation Forfour in 2014 and continues to manufacture and sell the Forfour in some markets.
The second generation remains a 5-door hatchback but many of the engine options offered in the previous generation have been eliminated. The second-generation Forfour is powered by either a 0.9L turbo inline 3-cylinder or a 1.0L inline 3-cylinder engine.
The second-generation Forfour has an average weight of 2.150 pounds.
The weight of the Smart car depends largely upon the model and generation being analyzed. While Smart cars have not changed their overall length very much over the years, they have gotten a bit heavier as the various models evolve through their life cycle.
The lighter Smart car models weigh 1,610 pounds while the “larger” Smart models can weigh as much as 2,150 pounds.