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smart #3 SUV coupé here in early 2024

The all-electric smart #3 SUV coupé is joining the smart #1 SUV, which is already on sale, and a new ‘Pro’ entry-level trim enables the #3’s prices to start from £32,950.

Other trim levels are Pro+, Premium, and BRABUS, and sales are due to start in early 2024.

Compared to the smart #1, the smart #3 has a lower centre of gravity and a lower seating position. The suspension has also been tweaked to give a sportier feel and to minimise body roll during cornering, with optimised spring rates, a modified shock absorber set-up and stiffer stabiliser bars on the front and rear axles. 

The smart #3 has a 12.8-inch full HD infotainment display with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and over-the-air (OTA) capability, a panoramic halo roof, and a 370-litre boot, or up to 1,160 litres with the rear seats folded.

The new #3 Pro model still offers a 0 to 62 mph acceleration time of just 5.8 seconds, along with a 202-mile electric driving range from its 49 kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery. The #3 Pro has a maximum rapid charging rate of 130 kW.

The #3 Pro+ trim level is available for £36,950. The Pro+ has a larger 66 kWh lithium nickel cobalt manganese battery (NCM) battery. This gives an electric driving range of 270 miles, and it can be ultra-rapid charged at up to 150 kW.

The smart #3 Premium costs £39,950; it comes with the same 66 kWh battery as the Pro+ model, but has a slightly longer range, at 283 miles. A limited-run 25th Anniversary Edition costs £40,950 and has the same 283-mile battery range and 150 kW ultra-rapid charging capability as the Pro+ model.

Top of the smart #3 range is the BRABUS model, costing £45,450. This shares the same 66 kWh battery and 150 kW ultra-rapid charging capability, but has slightly less range, at 258 miles. The front electric motor produces 115 kW, and the rear motor has an output of 200 kW, giving a total system power of 315 kW, along with all-wheel drive. This translates to a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 3.7 seconds.

smart Automobile Co. Ltd. is a global joint venture between Mercedes-Benz AG and Geely Automobile Co. Ltd.