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Smart Pulse
Smart is showing today yet another special edition of the ForTwo, called the smart pulse.
The Smart Pulse comes with restyled front and rear aprons and side skirts as well as a sports package, all included as standard. 3-double spoke design 15-inch alloys have also been added, plus black painted exterior mirror caps and radiator grille.
The smart pulse also boasts a sporty interior. It comes with a 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with additional shift paddles which make shifting with manual softip gearshift a real pleasure. The black fabric/ leather look of the upholstery and the pearl black contrast components underline the dynamic appearance.
The pulse will be available for both the coupe and the cabrio versions and will be offered with three engine choices: 71 hp petrol mhd with micro hybrid drive technology, 84 hp turbo petrol engine and 54 hp diesel fitted with a diesel particulate filter.
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Sindelfingen – The smart pulse is celebrating spring with a sharper profile, making this dynamic variant of the smart model series even sportier. The front and rear aprons and the side skirts of the bodypanel plus sports package, which is included in the standard spec, have a new design with sharper contours. The sharper smart pulse will be available from smart dealers from April 2011. It can be ordered from
1 February.
The pulse is the dynamic smart with a distinct sporty flair that will be even more pronounced in future. This is due to the more angular geometry of the new skirts
that are painted in the bodypanel colour as standard. Boasting 3-double-spoke alloy wheels with wide tyres measuring 175/55 R 15 at the front and 195/50 R 15 at the rear, and door mirror caps and radiator grille in black, the smart pulse, which is available as a coupĂ© and a cabrio, leaves no doubt as to its position among its siblings with its compact and dynamic design promising sporty motoring both in and out of town. The most powerful engine – the optionally available turbo petrol engine rated at 62 kW (84 hp) – is ideal for this.
The smart pulse also boasts a sporty interior. It comes with a 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with additional shift paddles which make shifting with manual softip gearshift a real pleasure. The black fabric/ leather look of the upholstery and the pearl black contrast components underline the dynamic appearance.
The fortwo pulse can be ordered as a coupé or a cabrio with the following three engine versions:
  • 52 kW (71 hp) petrol mhd with micro hybrid drive technology
  • 62 kW (84 hp) turbo petrol engine
  • 40 kW (54 hp) diesel fitted with a diesel particulate filter as standard.