Smart #5 revealed with massive 638 hp, developed by Geely and Mercedes-Benz

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On Thursday, the Chinese regulator revealed the production version of Smart #5, an all-electric SUV. Its concept was first revealed at the Beijing Auto Show in April, and now key specifications have been unveiled as the EV applies for a sales license in China.

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The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published the homologation filling of Smart #5, which shows four color options and four powertrain variants.

The mid-size SUV is not small – its dimensions are 4705/1920/1705mm (length/width/height), wheelbase is 2900mm. It is a 5-door 5-seater and can be equipped with 18″ to 21″ wheels. The curb weight is 2,450 kg for the top trim level with 638 horsepower.

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Smart #5 has four powertrain options:

  • RWD, single motor, 250 kW (335 hp)
  • RWD, single motor, 267 kW (358 hp)
  • AWD, dual motors. Front motor 165 kW (221 hp), rear motor 267 kW (358 hp), providing combined power 432 kW (579 hp)
  • AWD, dual motors. Front motor 165 kW (221 hp), rear motor 310 kW (416 hp), providing combined power 475 kW (638 hp)

The RWD versions are equipped with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, while the AWD trims will have a nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) battery pack. Capacity has yet to be published. The top speed of all variations is capped at 200 km/h, while the top trim has 210 km/h.

According to previous reports, Smart #5 will feature 800 V architecture and 4C-rated charging, meaning the car can theoretically be charged four times in an hour or, in other words, fully charged in 15 minutes. The trim level will have a 100 kWh battery, which is good for a 700 km CLTC range.

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Smart #5 is a sporty-looking EV, and it is not an ugly car. There is a lot going on in the front; it has black arches and rugged fenders. The launch date is unknown, but CarNewsChina expects it will launch in Q4.

Smart is a joint venture between Geely Group and Mercedes-Benz. All cars are produced in China. Smart also sells in Europe, selling 1,509 EVs in Germany in May, making it the number one Chinese brand behind MG. However, in China, it is not doing so well, selling only about 3,000 units in May and not making it to the top 50 brands.

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