UK pricing for the new smart #3 has been announced, with the all-electric SUV coupé arriving to stir up the premium EV segment. The second model in the relaunched smart range, following the critically acclaimed #1, UK sales of the #3 are set to commence early next year.
Continuing smart’s ethos of efficient use of space with premium packaging, the #3 offers larger proportions, more athletic curves, a powerful ‘shark nose’, and slim LED headlights, standing out as a striking yet elegant everyday companion. A 370-litre boot (up to 1,160 litres with the rear seats folded) provides even greater practicality, while a panoramic halo roof connects the cabin to its surroundings creating a light, spacious atmosphere.
Designed to convey driving pleasure, the #3 also boasts improved aerodynamics and performance. Optimized spring rates and a modified shock absorber set-up promote a sporter feel across all speed ranges, while a lower centre of gravity and stiffer stabilizer bars on the front and rear axles minimize body roll during cornering. A lower seating position further enhances the dynamic experience, promoting a greater connection between driver and vehicle.
Customers will also feel firmly in control when it comes to choosing between the comfort of the Pro+, the exclusivity of the limited 25th Anniversary Edition, the luxury of the Premium, or the performance of the BRABUS. Each line offers its own unique appeal, with peak power ranging from 200 kW to 315 kW, acceleration from 5.8 to 3.7 seconds, and range from 258 to 283 miles.
Available at launch for the first time, an entry-level Pro trim will additionally complement the #3 line-up, offering an attractive option for drivers seeking exceptional value for money. With peak power of 200 kW, the Pro accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.8 seconds, while also featuring a 202-mile range and an extensive list of standard kit to ensure a smooth and easy driving experience.
The exceptional level of standard technology that customers have come to expect from smart is once again evident in the #3, ensuring occupants have all they need at their fingertips. From smart Pilot Assist, which combines a variety of systems such as a Highway Assistant (HWA) and Automatic Parking Assist (APA) to improve comfort and safety, to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, allowing drivers to bring smartphone features and apps to the 12.8-inch full HD infotainment display, the #3 offers all the technology modern buyers need in a simple, affordable package.
To ensure that the system is always up to date, smart is also able to distribute new features quickly via the #3’s over-the-air (OTA) capability, allowing updates to be implemented directly by the user without a visit to the service center.
Following its European debut at IAA Mobility in September this year, and initial media test drives at the end of November, the smart #3 will be launched in the UK in early 2024. Pricing will start at £32,950 for the #3 Pro, with the Pro+ available for £36,950, the Premium for £39,950, the limited-run 25th Anniversary Edition for £40,950, and the BRABUS for £45,450.