smart fortwo – Transmission

The 5-speed manual transmission.

Fitted with a dynamic 5-speed manual transmission, the smart fortwo provides smooth switching gear to gear, to create a precise, sporty ride.

6-speed dual clutch twinamic automatic transmission.

The smart fortwo is the first vehicle of its class to offer the innovative 6-speed dual clutch twinamic automatic transmission as an option available on both the 71 hp (52 kw) and 90 hp (66 kw) engines.


5-speed manual transmission.

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Enjoy every journey.

The 3-cylinder petrol engine powers every journey, while the 5-speed manual gearbox guarantees a sporty and dynamic drive, even on short trips.

The characteristics of the 5-speed manual gearbox at a glance:

  • Two-wave design
  • Intergrated compensation differential
  • Five forward speeds and one reverse speed
  • Manually operated cable circuit with three shift gates (1-2, 3-4, 5-R)
  • Double synchronized first and second course

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6-speed dual clutch twinamic transmission.

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For short trips, long distances and adventures.

The 6-speed dual clutch twinamic transmission makes cruising through the city a breeze. Available on both the fortwo 71 hp (52 kw) and 90 hp (66 kW) engines, the innovative transmission technology provides an effortless shift through gears that you’ll hardly notice as you drive. The two sub-transmission gear change takes only a few hundredths of a second, regardless of whether you shift automatically or manually.

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The "Comfort" setting.

Glide through the city in comfort through this fuel efficient gear setting. At lower speeds, the “Comfort” setting will switch to the next gear for you, so you can sit back and enjoy the drive.

The "Dynamic" setting.

If you’re after a sporty and dynamic drive, then the “Dynamic” setting is for you. This automatic switching programme will change gears for you when driving at higher speeds.


The manual mode.

Available as an option for BRABUS models, shift paddles on the steering wheel deliver an extra sporty shifting action.


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Technical data.

All the data at your fingertips.

Download the smart fortwo technical datasheet to find all of the technical information you need.

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Equipment shown is a general indication and therefore may not be available in the UK or may not be to UK specification.