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Smart Forfour 2017-2019 User Manual

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Smart Forfour 2017-2019

The Smart Forfour is a small car with four seats that is both useful and stylish for driving in cities. The Forfour models from 2017 to 2019 are a good mix of economy, maneuverability, and flexibility. With its small size, the Forfour is intended to be easy to drive on narrow city streets and park in small spaces. The outside of the car looks modern and sleek, with distinctive Smart design cues. Even though it’s a small car, the Forfour’s cabin is surprisingly big, with comfortable seats for four people. The cabin is well-designed and has a lot of helpful features, like an infotainment system and ways to connect to other devices, to make driving more enjoyable. The Forfour comes with efficient gasoline engines that offer a good mix of speed and fuel economy for driving in the city. The Forfour is a reliable and safe choice because it has safety features to protect its passengers. Overall, the 2017-2019 Smart Forfour models are small, useful, and stylish, making them a good choice for city people who need a small car with room for passengers.

Protecting the environment

General notes
Environmental note
Daimler’s declared policy is one of comprehensive environmental protection.
Our objectives are to use the natural resources which form the basis of our existence on this planet sparingly and in a manner that takes the requirements of both nature and humanity into consideration.
You too can help to protect the environment by operating your vehicle in an environmentally responsible manner.
Energy consumption and the rate of engine, transmission, brake and tyre wear depend on the following factors:

  • Operating conditions of your vehicle
  • Your personal driving style

You can influence both factors. Therefore, please bear the following in mind:

Operating conditions:

  • Robserve the correct tyre pressure.
  • Do not carry any unnecessary weight in the vehicle
  • Remove the roof rack once you no longer need it.
    a regularly serviced vehicle will contribute to environmental protection. You should therefore adhere to the service intervals.
  • Rall maintenance work should be carried
    out at a qualified specialist workshop.
    Personal driving style:
  • Drive carefully and maintain a safe dis stance from the vehicle in front.
  • Avoid frequent, sudden acceleration and braking.
  • Monitor the vehicle’s energy consumption.

High-voltage battery
H Environmental note
Have a defective high-voltage battery disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. Contact a specialist workshop, which is qualified for smart EQ fortwo, smart EQ fortwo cabrio or smart EQ for four, and has the necessary special skills and tools to carry out the work required. smart recommends a smart center for this.

Returning an end-of-life vehicle 
EU countries only:
smart will take back your end-of-life vehicle for environment-friendly disposal in accordance with the European Union (EU) End-Of-Life Vehicles Directive.
This makes an important contribution to closing the recycling circle and conserving resources. A network of vehicle take-back points and dismantlers has been established for you to return your vehicle. Returning vehicles to these facilities is free of charge.
For further information about the recycling and disposal of end-of-life vehicles and the take-back conditions, please visit the national smart website for your country.

smart genuine parts

Environmental note
Daimler AG also supplies reconditioned assemblies and parts which are of the same quality as new parts. For these, the same warranty applies to new parts.

Airbags and seat belt tensioners, as well as control units and sensors for these restraint systems, may be installed in the following areas of your vehicle:

  • doors
  • Rdoor pillars
  • Rdoor sills
  • Rseats
  • Dashboard
  • Rinstrument cluster
    Rcentre console

Do not install accessories such as audio systems in these areas. Do not carry out repairs or welding. You could impair the operating efficiency of the restraint systems.
Have accessories retrofitted at a qualified specialist workshop.

Only smart genuine parts or parts of the same quality may be used. Additionally, only tyres, wheels and accessories approved for the specific type of vehicle may be used.
Always specify the vehicle identification number (VIN) when ordering smart genuine parts.
Using parts, tyres, wheels or safety-relevant equipment not approved by smart could endanger the operating safety of the vehicle. Safety-relevant systems, e.g. the brake system, could malfunction.
smart tests genuine parts and conversion parts and accessories that have been specifically approved for your vehicle for their reliability, safety and suitability. Despite ongoing market research, smart is unable to assess other parts. smart therefore accepts no responsibility for the use of such parts in smart vehicles, even if they have been officially approved or independently approved by a testing center.
In Germany, certain parts are only officially approved for installation or modification if they comply with legal requirements. This also applies to some other countries. All genuine smart parts meet the approval requirements. The use of non-approved parts may invalidate the vehicle’s general operating permit.
The following situations will invalidate the operating permit:

  • The vehicle type changes from that stated in the vehicle’s operating permit, due to modifications.
  • Other road users are likely to be endangered.
  • Emissions or noise characteristics deteriorate.

Warranty for the smart Audio-System and smart Media-System
The smart sales organization provides a warranty for a period of 24 months without a kilometer limit for the smart Audio-System and the smart Media-System.
The warranty issuer is the respective sales organization in the country in which the accessory or replacement part was purchased (see list in the service booklet).

Vehicle Equipment
This Owner’s Manual describes all models and all standard and optional equipment available for the vehicle at the time of publication of this Owner’s Manual. Country-specific differences are possible. Please note that the vehicle equipment may differ from certain descriptions and illustrations provided in this manual. This is also the case for systems and functions relevant to safety.
The vehicle’s original purchase contract documentation contains a list of all the systems in your vehicle. Please contact any smart center to help clarify any questions related to the vehicle equipment and operation.

Operating safety

If you do not have the prescribed service/maintenance work or necessary repairs carried out, this could result in malfunctions or system failures. There is a risk of an accident.
Always have the prescribed service/maintenance work as well as necessary repairs carried out at a qualified specialist workshop.

If you operate information and communication equipment integrated in the vehicle when driving, you could be distracted from the traffic situation. This could also cause you to lose control of the vehicle. There is a risk of an accident.
Only operate this equipment when the traffic situation permits. If you cannot be sure of this, stop the vehicle pay attention to the road and traffic conditions and operate the equipment with the vehicle stationary.

Modifications to electronic components, their software, as well as wiring, could affect their function and/or the operation of other networked components. This could in particular also be the case for systems relevant to safety. They might not function properly anymore and/or jeopardize the operational safety of the vehicle. There is an increased risk of an accident and injury.
Do not attempt to modify the wiring as well as electronic components or their software. Always have work on electrical and electronic components carried out at a qualified specialist workshop.

If you fail to adapt your driving style or if you are inattentive, the driving safety systems can neither reduce the risk of accidents nor override the laws of physics. Driving safety systems are merely aids designed to assist in driving. The driver is responsible for keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front, for vehicle speed, for braking in good time and for staying in lane. The driving style should always be adjusted to the current street and weather conditions. An adequate safe distance must be maintained at all times.
You must observe the legal requirements for the country in which you are currently driving when operating information systems and communication devices integrated into the vehicle.
If you make any changes to the vehicle electronics, the general operating permit is rendered invalid.

There is a risk of damage to the vehicle if:

  • The vehicle becomes stuck, e.g. on a high curb or an unpaved road
  • Ryou drive too fast over an obstacle, e.g. a curb, a speed bump or a pothole in the road
  • a heavy object strikes the underbody or  parts of the chassis

In situations like this, the body, the under-body, chassis parts, wheels or tires could be damaged without the damage being visible. Components damaged in this way can unexpectedly fail or, in the case of an accident, no longer withstand the strain they are designed to.
In such situations, have the vehicle checked and repaired immediately at a qualified specialist workshop? If on continuing your journey you notice that driving safety is impaired, pull over and stop the vehicle immediately, paying attention to road and traffic conditions. In such cases, consult a qualified specialist workshop.

The multimedia device is equipped with technical provisions to protect it against theft. Further information is available from any smart center.
The functionality of a roof aerial (radio, DAB) may be impaired if roof carriers are used. Metalized retrofit film on windows may also affect radio and GPS reception and have a negative impact on all other aerial functions in the vehicle interior.


1. Q: What is the Smart Forfour 2017-2019?

A: The Smart Forfour is a compact city car produced by Smart, a division of Daimler AG. It is designed for urban driving and offers seating for four occupants.

2. Q: Is the Smart Forfour an electric vehicle (EV)?

A: The Smart Forfour is available in both gasoline and electric (EV) variants, offering eco-friendly options for city driving.

3. Q: What are the engine options for the Smart Forfour 2017-2019?

A: The Smart Forfour 2017-2019 typically offers a range of gasoline engines with varying power outputs, as well as electric motor options for the EV variant.

4. Q: How many seats does the Smart Forfour have?

A: As the name suggests, the Smart Forfour seats four passengers with its compact yet efficient interior design.

5. Q: Is the Smart Forfour suitable for city driving?

A: Yes, the Smart Forfour is specifically designed for city driving, featuring a compact size that makes parking and maneuvering in urban environments easy.

6. Q: What are some key features of the Smart Forfour 2017-2019?

A: The Smart Forfour may offer features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, smartphone integration, compact dimensions, and customizable exterior panels.

7. Q: What is the Tridion safety cell in the Smart Forfour?

A: The Tridion safety cell is a reinforced structure in the Smart Forfour designed to provide enhanced safety for occupants in the event of a collision.

8. Q: Is the Smart Forfour available with an automatic transmission?

A: Yes, the Smart Forfour is typically available with an automatic transmission option, providing convenience for city driving.

9. Q: Does the Smart Forfour 2017-2019 offer advanced safety features?

A: Yes, the Smart Forfour may offer safety features like airbags, ABS, electronic stability control, and parking sensors.

10. Q: What is the turning radius of the Smart Forfour?

A: The Smart Forfour is known for its impressive turning radius, making it exceptionally maneuverable in tight spaces.

11. Q: Is the Smart Forfour front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive?

A: The Smart Forfour 2017-2019 is typically front-wheel drive, contributing to its compact design and handling characteristics.

12. Q: What is the range of the electric variant of the Smart Forfour?

A: The electric variant of the Smart Forfour may offer a range of around 70 to 90 miles (113 to 145 kilometers) on a full charge, depending on driving conditions and battery capacity.

13. Q: Can I charge the electric Smart Forfour at home?

A: Yes, the electric Smart Forfour can be charged at home using a standard household electrical outlet or a dedicated charging station.

14. Q: Are there any limited editions or special versions of the Smart Forfour 2017-2019?

A: Smart may release limited editions or special versions of the Forfour during these model years, featuring unique styling or additional features.

15. Q: What is the cargo space like in the Smart Forfour 2017-2019?

A: The cargo space in the Smart Forfour is relatively compact due to its size, but the rear seats can often be folded down to accommodate larger items.

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