Arriving as an ultra-compact car with a small turning circle, the new Smart ForFour EQ Premium embodies an aspiration to improve automotive life in the city with its intelligent connected-car technologies and innovative, digital services.
Under the bonnet of this all-electric urban car is a three-phase synchronous motor that generates 82 hp and 160 Nm of maximum torque. Combined with a single-speed automatic transmission, it accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 12.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 130 km/h.
With its brilliant charging performance, plenty of storage space, and the pleasure of driving an electric car, the new Smart ForFour EQ Premium is the perfect city car for four passengers or lots of luggage.
Special Features of the Smart ForFour EQ Premium
8-inch Touchscreen Display
Allowing you to operate almost all in-car power features with just a tap, the smart media system comes equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen display.
This touchscreen display also works like your smartphone as it includes Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, giving you the freedom to use your favourite mobile apps while driving.
Comfortable Driver’s Seat
Experience a whole new level of comfort as the new Smart ForFour sports backrest and height adjustments with a one-touch function.
This feature allows you to adjust the backrest and seat height with only a one-touch operation, giving you comfortable and convenient driving.
Enjoy a panoramic view of the sky as this all-electric urban car comes equipped with a panoramic roof.
It also gets more convenient and comfortable as it also comes with a sunblind that keeps the sun from reaching the cabin and helps reduce the temperature inside.
50/50 Split-Folding Rear Seats
Load your extra luggage or passenger without any hassle as the new ForFour EQ Premium features 50/50 split-folding rear seats.
You can fold these seats down into individual sections to create more space for long, bulky items or carrying multiple passengers.
Giving you a precise beam of light especially when driving at night, these halogen headlamps ensure your safety and other road users with their maximum output of light distribution.
It also gives you an intense white colour and provides you with more light and less energy consumption to help you save costs and additional replacements.
16-inch Alloy Wheels
The 16-inch alloy wheels on the new Smart ForFour features a five-twin-spoke design in black paint with a high sheen finish. These spokes also reduce the effect of torsional vibration and give the car a dynamic appearance.
Interior of the Smart ForFour EQ Premium
The Smart ForFour EQ Premium features a driver-centric dashboard in black fabric with black/grey accents, an 8-inch touchscreen display and a 3.5-inch TFT colour display.
Comfort and convenience are guaranteed with heated seats and a 50/50 split-folding rear bench seat.
Automatic Climate Control
Providing all occupants with an individual feel-good climate, the automatic climate control automatically controls the temperature, airflow and air distribution inside the cabin.
It also controls the fan speed and air circulation, giving you a relaxed and comfortable ride.
Enjoy ample space for your bulky items as the new Smart ForFour features a through-loading function on the front passenger seat.
The front passenger seat can be folded down to make way for your long stuff, making every adventure convenient and practical.
With the fold-down rear centre armrest and storage compartments in the tailgate, doors and centre console, you’ll feel like you are sitting in a luxurious cabin wherever you go.
It also offers plenty of space for your favourite utensils, as well as a 12 V socket with cover and an instrument display with battery charge status in the front storage compartment.
3 point Seatbelts
The 3-point safety belt for the driver or front passenger is like the separate lap and lap belt. In the event of a collision, the three-point belt distributes the energy of the moving body across the chest, pelvis, and shoulders.
As the three-point belt spread the force across more of the body than two-point belts, it also minimises the strength of the force in one area, reducing injury.
With the DAB radio, this all-electric urban car offers you the option of streaming your favourite radio stations digitally instead of receiving them in analogue form.
This offers several advantages, such as a wider choice of stations, exclusive digital content and better sound quality while driving.
Exterior of the Smart ForFour EQ Premium
Cleverly packed with tiny exterior dimensions, this all-electric urban car exudes a more compelling look than any other EV city car, led by a body-coloured radiator grille that gives it a special character.
A set of 16-inch alloy wheels in a five-twin-spoke design rounds off its dynamic profile.
The new Smart ForFour EQ Premium showcases a unique appearance courtesy of its radiator grille in body colour.
It also comes with a Smart EQ ForFour emblem on the upper right side of the grille, boasting a cool looking aura even at a standstill.
The new Smart ForFour features spherically curved exterior mirrors with mirror caps in Tridion colour on the driver’s side.
It makes manoeuvring in tight spaces easier and ensures that your exterior mirrors are protected from scratches and damage.
Comfort Windscreen Wipers
Allowing you to keep your focus on the road without worrying about any distractions, the comfort windscreen wiper provides better visibility on the road when it’s raining.
It ensures that your windscreen stays clear in drizzle and downpour and speeds up depending on the rain detected. This comfort windscreen wiper also includes interval wiper control and an automatic wipe or wash function.
Central Locking System
The central locking is an important safety device for the occupants of the car. As soon as the car is locked with the key, the immobiliser switches off and unlocks or locks the other doors.
It also comes equipped with a radio remote control, a visual locking control and an immobiliser.
Active Brake Assist
When you become inattentive due to a long driving journey, the Active Brake Assist helps you in avoiding accidents, ensuring stability, and lowering the likelihood of a crash.
It features a long-range radar and cross-traffic system that detects approaching vehicles and individuals, providing visual warning signs to keep the minimum distance to vehicles ahead or individuals.
Smart ForFour EQ Premium Specifications
- 12-volt socket with cover in the centre console
- Automatic climate control
- Backrest adjustment with one-touch function for driver and front passenger
- Boot lighting
- Height adjustable steering column
- Brushed stainless steel sports pedal with rubber studs
- Centre console with rollover cover and a centre armrest in front (folding)
- Heated rear window
- Front passenger seats with through-loading function
- 3.5” TFT colour display
- DAB radio
- Height adjustable driver seats
- Luggage compartment lighting
- Height adjustable seat belts for driver and front passenger
- Lockable service cover
- Lockable glove compartment
- Luggage compartment rollover cover with mesh bag
- Load lashing eyelets in the luggage compartment
- Manually operated side windows (rear)
- Retaining strap for the front passenger seat
- 8” touch screen display, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android auto
- Rear bench 50/50 split-folding seats
- Ruffled pocket on driver and passenger backrest
- Front and rear heated seats
- Shift knob in black leather
- Stowage compartment in tailgate, doors, centre console
- Sun visor for driver and passenger with parking ticket holder
- Dashboard and door centre panels in black fabric and accent trim in black/grey
- Upholstery in black with white stitch
- Instrument display with battery charge status
- 85 degrees rear door
- Door mirror caps in Tridion colour
- Panoramic roof with sunblind
- Door mirrors with a spherically curved mirror glass on the driver’s side
- Lights – Halogen Headlamps with integrated LED daytime driving lights
- Radiator grill in body colour
- Side indicators in white
- Third brake light featuring LED technology
- 16” alloy wheels – 5 twin-spoke design
- Active Brake Assist (forward-collision warning system with autonomous braking intervention)
- Acoustic presence indicator
- Airbags – for driver and front passenger with manual deactivation on the front passenger
- Airbags – side airbags for driver and front passenger
- 3 point seatbelts
- Airbags – window airbags for driver and front passenger
- Airbags – knee bag for the driver
- Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
- Central locking with radio remote control, visual locking verification and immobiliser
- Crosswind assist
- I-Size child seat attachment
- Comfort windscreen wipers with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash function
- Drive lock
- Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
- Rear parking aid with acoustic warning and reversing camera
- Rear belt status indicator
- Rear window wiper
- Electric power steering
- Cruise control with limiter
Technical Data of the Smart ForFour EQ Premium
|Max Output||82 hp (60kW)|
|Max Torque||160 Nm|
|Top Speed||130 km/h|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||3,495 mm x 1,665 mm x 1,554 mm|
|Charging Port||Type 2|
360 Tour of the new Smart ForFour EQ Premium
Smart ForFour EQ Premium Reviews
Check out what others say about the new Smart ForFour EQ Premium!
“It’s also zippy and easy to drive in town…”
Read the full review by Whatcar
“The ForFour EQ is still brilliant city car…”
Read the full review by Heycar UK
Video Reviews of the new Smart ForFour EQ Premium
New smart EQ forfour Test Drive and Review | Carparison
2021 Smart EQ ForFour Electric Review | Cheap, Cute, Flexible…But Is The Battery Big Enough?
History of Smart ForFour EQ Premium
The Smart ForFour is a city car that has been presented and produced by Smart for over three generations. It includes a 5-door variant with a front engine for the first generation and a rear engine/electric motor for the second and third generations.
From 2004-2006, the first generation ForFour was marketed only in Europe and Australia as a 4-door, 5-seat hatchback using the same platform as the Mitsubishi Colt. The first generation ForFour was the result of a collaboration between DaimlerCrysler and Mitsubishi to produce a hatchback supermini for the European market.
Mercedes-Benz trusted the Japanese carmaker, which had little or no experience in this segment, to develop a suitable platform for the segment. Unlike its brother ForTwo, however, the ForFour could carry up to five passengers and was easy to park.
After an eight-year hiatus, the second-generation Forfour debuted in July 2014, sharing the platform with the third-generation Renault Twingo and the mechanicals with the third-generation Smart Fortwo. It was offered as a simple mobility solution for four adults in a small package.
The second-generation ForFour was produced in Slovenia at a Renault plant and developed jointly with the French carmaker. It was a vehicle built on a specially developed safety cell called Tridion with a rear engine and transmission in a four-door version of the ForTwo.
Since 2018, a battery/electric version was marketed as EQ ForFour and produced exclusively under Daimler/Mercedes-Benz. The EQ version of the Smart ForFour was initially offered as an option, but after Geely bought 50 percent of Smart GmbH from Daimler, it became the only remaining version.
It is offered exclusively with zero-emission electric powertrains and developed in Germany. For the global market, however, it was mainly manufactured in China.
Since its introduction, sales of the Smart ForFour have doubled in the European market, with the United Kingdom as one of the growing markets, followed by Italy and Germany.
Smart ForFour EQ Premium FAQ
How many seats does the Smart ForFour EQ Premium have?
The Smart ForFour EQ Premium has a four seating capacity.
How many cc/power does the Smart ForFour EQ Premium have?
The Smart ForFour EQ Premium has a Three-phase Synchronous motor that produces a maximum output of 82 hp and 160 Nm of torque.
What is the top speed of the Smart ForFour EQ Premium?
With an acceleration of 0 to 100km/h in 12.7 seconds, it can reach the top speed of 130 km/h.
Where can I view the Smart ForFour EQ Premium?