The manufacturer performed this crash test to prove the ForTwo “offers a comprehensive occupant protection”. The collision was made at 50 km/h (31 mph) with 50 percent overlap and the result is that, despite its size, the Smart “offers its two passengers an intact occupant space and excellent chances of survival”.
Daimler says the city car “has undergone the same development program as, for example, the new Mercedes-Benz S- or C-Class” and it “meets high safety standards, some of which far exceed legal requirements”.
The new ForTwo and ForFour were officially revealed two days ago. Both vehicles will be available with a naturally aspirated 1.0-liter unit with 71 PS (52 kW) and 91 Nm (67 lb-ft) of torque, and a turbocharged 0.9-liter engine, which develops 90 PS (66 kW) and 135 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque. In the coming months, the models will be offered with a "basic petrol engine" with a maximum power of 60 PS (45 kW).