Smart launches the #3 in Germany

At the European premiere of the Smart #3 at the IAA Mobility, the manufacturer announced more details about the European market launch of the model. The first European country where the all-electric SUV coupé will be offered is Germany. (UPDATE BELOW)

Smart has also already named the prices: In Germany, the Smart #3 starts from 43,490 euros (Pro+ version). The Premium version is listed from 46,490 euros, the ’25th Anniversary Edition’ from 46,990 euros and the Brabus offshoot from 50,990 euros. Other European markets are to follow in early 2024.

This makes the #3 in the basic Pro+ trim exactly 1,000 euros more expensive than the #1, which costs 42,490 euros in Germany. The #3 Premium, however, is 1,500 euros more expensive than the equipment variant in the #1, and the Brabus model is even 2,000 euros more expensive than the 48,990 euros of the #1. In the ’25th Anniversary Edition’ celebrating the 25th anniversary of the brand (albeit with completely different vehicles than in the late 90s), the #3 has a “panoramic galaxy roof”. LED details are embedded in the panoramic glass roof.

Most of the technical data is the same, but there are slight differences in the range due to the new body. The Smart #3 is 4.40 metres long (~13 centimetres longer than the #1), but only 1.55 metres high instead of 1.63 metres. This means that the rear-wheel drive version with one engine produces 200 kW, and the Brabus version with all-wheel drive (here the driving report of the Smart #1 Brabus) comes up to 315 kW. Acceleration is thus between 3.7 seconds (Brabus) and 5.8 seconds (all rear-wheel-drive models). With 435 to 455 kilometres, 15 kilometres more are possible (at least in the WLTP standard) than with the respective #1 (420-440km) – at least with the rear-wheel-drive models. For the #3 Brabus, it is 415 kilometres.

Even though the wheelbase of the #3 is minimally longer (2.785 instead of 2.75 metres), the 66 kWh battery is also installed here. It can be charged with 150 kW at peak power; according to the factory, it should take 30 minutes to charge from ten to 80 per cent. On the AC side, a 22 kW on-board charger is installed.

The boot holds between 370 litres in the five-seat configuration and 1,160 litres with the rear seatbacks folded down. There is also a 15-litre frunk under the front bonnet. The payload in all variants is 450 kilograms, and the kerb weight is between 1,780 kilograms in the Pro+ and 1,910 kilograms in the Brabus. The maximum towing capacity is 1,600 kilograms. The manufacturer emphasises that the #1 is designed to be “particularly family-friendly”, while the #3 is intended to appeal to drivers “who value dynamic-avant-garde performance and design as well as that little bit extra in the equipment”.

Smart first presented the #3 as an SUV coupé for the #1 at the Auto Shanghai in April 2023. The model has already been on the market in China since June – the Pro+ is available there at prices starting at 27,500 euros.

Update 08 December 2023

Pricing for the new Smart #3 has been announced ahead of its launch in the UK. UK prices start at £32,950 for the #3 Pro, £36,950 for the Pro+, £39,950 for the Premium, £40,950 for the limited-run 25th Anniversary Edition, and £45,450 for the Brabus. The #3 will be available to customers in select EU markets by the end of 2023, with UK sales launching early in 2024. (PDF), (update)


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