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Smart ForTwo diesel news - Fuel crisis? What fuel crisis? - 2008

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Don’t worry about rising fuel costs. The
Smart ForTwo diesel is coming to UK early next year, and it’s so ridiculously
economical that you’ll probably only need to fill it up once a decade.

The ForTwo’s three-cylinder common rail
diesel may only develop 44bhp, but it returns a near-absurd 85.6mpg - which
means a theoretical range of 670 miles. That’s Dover to Prague. On a tiny tank.

Even better, it’ll save you on your tax
disc too. The ForTwo CDI emits just 88g/km of CO2, making it the cleanest
production car in the world and putting it the ‘Free! It’s all free!’ band of
vehicle excise duty. And allow you to bask in a warm glow of self-righteous
 smugness.

The diesel
ForTwo goes on sale in right-hand drive in the UK next February in both
soft-top and hard-top flavour. Here’s hoping it delivers on its promises better
than that prototype electric Smart.

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