The Smart Forfour was presented in 2004 and, unlike its "little brothers", is a more traditional 5-door hatchback supermini with a spacious dashboard, available as a four or five seater.
The vehicle was manufactured at the Nedcar factory in the Netherlands in conjunction with Mitsubishi Motors. This is the same factory that manufactured Volvo 340 vehicles in 1970s and 1980s. To save production costs, the Smart Forfour shares most of its elements with the 2003 Mitsubishi Colt. This contains the chassis, suspension and a new generation of MIVEC petrol engines, ranging from the three cylinder 1. 1 to to the four cylinder 1. 3 and 1. 5 L with performance up to 80 Kw (109 PS). The 1. 5 L cdi diesel motor, on the contrary, is a three-cylinder Mercedes-Benz motor derived from the four-cylinder of the Mercedes-Benz A-class, and is available with either 68 PS or 95 PS.
A Brabus-prepared sports version has been available since 2005. It is powered by a turbocharged Mitsubishi 4G15 motor, developing 130 Kw (177 PS), 27 PS more than its "brother", the Mitsubishi Colt CZT. It can reach a maximum speed of 221 km/h (137 mph) and accelerate up to 100 Km/h (60 mph) in 6. 9 seconds. thanks to slow sales, the Forfour has been phased out from production.
The Volkswagen Polo GTI is rear. A comprehensive 132 Kw / 180 PS comeback! This GTI lives up to its legendary name: Superior handling features unified with uncompromising motor dynamics and a maximum of security. The list of innovative features runs via the new Volkswagen Polo GTI like a common theme. Take the engine: This Volkswagen Polo is powered by a new 1. 4-litre TSI with petrol direct injection plus turbo- and supercharging. Textbook downsizing. Performance is transferred to the front wheels via a 7-speed DSG, which is traditional equipment. An electronic transverse differential lock (XDS) reduces the tendency to understeer and especially enhances handling in quick driving via curves.
Equipped in this way, the Volkswagen Polo GTI - available in a 3-door and a 5-door version - is extremely agile and super efficient underway: Weighing 1184, kg, the Volkswagen Polo GTI accelerates to 100 km/h in just 6. 9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 229 km/h. At the same time, it is the most economical and lowest emitting GTI of all times. Combined fuel consumption: just 6. 0litres per 100 kilometres. That is equivalent to CO2 emissions of just 139 g/km.
By comparison: Its direct predecessor with regard to performance - also equipped with a 180 PS 1. 8-litre turbo motor - consumed 7. 9 litres per 100 kilometres (equivalent to 188 g/km CO2). This means that the new vehicle is 25 percent more economical. That's real progress. The GTI is also the first Volkswagen Polo to be available with bi-xenon headlights including cornering light, LED daytime running light and corner marker light as well as a panoramic tilt/slide sunroof.
The tradition of the sporty top Volkswagen Polo model versions reaches rear nearly a quarter of a century and is based on the legendary Volkswagen Polo Coupé G40 from 1986. As the first vehicle ever to be equipped with a mechanical G-charger - it re-defined the car dynamic limits in this segment. Its motor had a performance of 83 Kw / 113 PS and made the Volkswagen Polo G40, which in top condition today is a coveted collector's item, nearly 200 km/h quickly. In contrast, the predecessor of the new Volkswagen Polo GTI first switched over to turbo technology in the year 2006. Its base version had a performance of 110 Kw / 150 PS; the legendary Cup Edition then took this figure up to 180 PS.