Shaped by efficient air flow: New smart #3 body shape enables low drag coefficient

  • smart has released the latest design details of the aerodynamics for its first-ever sports utility coupe - the new smart #3.  
  • The model’s streamlined coupe style features excellent aerodynamics performance and a drag coefficient of just 0.27. 
  • smart #3 will celebrate its world premiere during Auto Shanghai 2023. 
smart #3 comes with advanced aerodynamics* 


March 29, 2023, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany The all-electric car brand smart has released additional details of its upcoming and intelligent premium SUV-coupé #3. It was developed to feature world-class aerodynamics, combining excellent performance with dynamic design. Crafted with a more powerful, sportier interpretation of the same premium design philosophy behind the smart #1, the new smart #3 offers a drag coefficient of just 0.27. 

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smart #3 combines function and aesthetics   

The newly designed smart #3 comes with advanced aerodynamics which comprises various features aimed at enhancing its performance. The front of the car features an AGS grille, as well as air curtains, front wheel air dam, and a specific rim design to further improve its efficiency. A diffuser on the rear and an optimized spoiler round off its streamlined shape. Additionally, the smart #3 has aerodynamic mirrors, concealed door handles, and an optimized underbody, which adds to its sleek design. 

Premium design meets clever engineering 

Automotive aerodynamic research shows that at a speed of 80 kilometres per hour, most of a vehicle’s total energy consumption is used to overcome wind resistance. In the case of electric vehicles, a low drag coefficient significantly improves vehicle range, efficiency, and top speed. In addition, the #3’s low drag coefficient allows users to enjoy reduced vibration and wind noise, a testament to smart engineering and Mercedes-Benz’s premium design philosophy. 


*Disclaimer -The vehicle is in the EU homologation procedure, which is expected to be completed in August 2023. smart will publish the official values through its usual channels as soon as the homologation process is finalized. 
Virtual depiction of a prototype vehicle, which does not represent a realistic driving situation. The real vehicle may differ due to 3D effects. Shown vehicle may contain equipment and features not available in series production. 
 Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to Fuel Consumption, CO2 Emissions and Electricity Consumption of New Passenger Cars” which is available free of charge at all sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobile Treuhand Gmbh (DAT), Hellmutch-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern Scharnhausen, Germany, and at www.dat.de. 

Press contact:

Steven Peddie
Head of Public Relations and Communications smart Europe GmbH
Email: eu.communications@smart.com