7 October 2009
Smart ForTwo (2007 - 2014)

Smart ForTwo (2007 - 2014)

Smart CDI goes the extra mile to win the 2009 MPG Marathon

7 October 2009 - The Smart CDI, the world's CO2 champion, has proved itself to be miles ahead of its rivals by winning this year's MPG Marathon with a staggering 96.81 mpg. Driven by Smart eco-driver, Mick Linford the Smart ForTwo CDI Passion Coupe achieved this phenomenal figure over the demanding 360-mile route.

Acclaimed for its world-beating emissions of only 88 g/km, the 45 bhp CDI was the ideal choice for the two-day event that aimed to demonstrate how careful eco-driving can significantly reduce the fuel costs and CO2 emissions of the country's motorists and enhance safety.

Smart ForTwo (2007 - 2014)

Mick achieved the best ever mpg figure in the event's seven-year history and improved on the CDI's official combined fuel economy figure of 85.6mpg by over 13 per cent. "I'm already looking forward to next year's competition when I hope to achieve another record breaking figure by exceeding the 100 mpg barrier", explained Mick, who has previously driven a Smart from London to Edinburgh on a single tank of fuel.

Dermot Kelly, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars, said: "Smart has always been renowned for its unique style but this fantastic mpg result and its all-conquering emissions mean that Smart now really leads the way when it comes to low ownership costs, a fact which is attracting an ever-increasing number of car buyers to the iconic brand".

From October 2009 the Smart CDI costs from £9,227.55 on the road.