The new smart #1 - aerodynamic and winter tests successfully completed (VIDEO)
As the first production model in the family, the all-new smart #1 recently completed a series of aerodynamic and winter tests.
The China Automotive Engineering Research Institute in Chongqing features the country’s most advanced automobile aerodynamics testing center and one of the world’s forefront.
Thanks to the “Sensual Producty” design philosophy applied by Mercedes-Benz global design team, the smart #1 features a pure and elegant streamlined exterior, a perfect balance of aesthetics and aerodynamics. The concealed door handles, the highly effective aerodynamics package, as well as the AGS (Active Grille Shutter) which is equipped as standard, all contribute to elevate aerodynamic performance. Wind resistance and noise have been significantly optimized, contributing to greater energy efficiency, comfort and driving range.
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In the far north of China, at one of the world’s coldest testing grounds and in temperatures around -40 ℃, the smart #1 showed excellent resistance to extreme cold. The smart #1 underwent complex snow and ice road testing at the site, in conditions similar to daily winter urban driving.
See for yourself:
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