this is an extremely rare, U.S registered, DIESEL smart fortwo. passion model, with a/c, power windows, power mirrors, full glass moonroof, adjustable headlights, 6 speed auto or manual transmission. powered by a 3 cylinder, mercedes benz turbo diesel with 50k miles. gets 70mpg running on biodiesel.
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greasy_beast, i sent you a pm. for the rest of you who are interested, as i know i definitely was here is a shot of the engine
the turbo is wee, the intercooler is wee, its all there, just smaller. i think i saw somewhere that the weight of the engine is around a 160lbs.
what really struck me about this car is that mercedes didn't cut out things that i would consider "non-critical", they just found a way to fit all the things in there. it has a/c, which i was surprised by. the intercooler was a bit of a shocker. it has its own portable air compressor for fixing a flat ( no spare tire ). it even has an auxilary electric heater for the cabin because the little engine takes a while to make some decent heat.
there were more surprises too. i was finding things out about this car for months.
it was pretty cool
in the back indeed.
to my knowledge the turbo is independent of the exhaust manifold.
but i haven't really gotten into it.
i know there are some pretty good diagrams on the internet tho, just cant find em right now.