Looks at the smart fortwo, VW Polo Bluemotion & the new Fiat 500
World’s Smallest Diesel
The DaimlerChrysler Smart FourTwo features the world’s smallest direct injection diesel engine. The 800c turbo 3-cylinder develops 33kW at just 3800 rpm.
Most Economical 5-Seater
Volkswagen claims their Polo BlueMotion is the most economical 5-seater in Europe.
The Fun Bubble
Not a tiny car like the original, nonetheless the new Fiat 500 can still claim to be amongst the most economical of cars in its class. It uses in one model a 16-valve, 1.3 litre (closer to 1200cc – it’s actually 1248cc) common rail diesel that develops 55kW at 4000 rpm and 145Nm at 1500 rpm.
looks like it has about 62.6 pound-feet and mine is around 58 pound-feet. So it has mine by a hair.
Too bad it will probably never reach the U.S. market.
The smart fortwo? It'll be out in the US as a 2008 model. You can put a $99 deposit down on one through smart USA right now! It's also, to be fair, nigh-indestructible and would probably benefit from some FE mods...