The smart forfour was launched back in 2004, back then as a combustion model. The brand has now converted its entire fleet to purely electric drives, but the forfour is still the only smart model with more than two seats. The first generation of the smart was developed together with the Mitsubishi Colt, with which it shared numerous technical components in addition to the platform. This also explains the classic small car shape of the original smart forfour. The second generation with the typical smart face followed in 2014. It continued in 2018 with the electrification of the model and in the following year a facelift, since the smart has been in its current form. When it comes to the engine, the smart EQ forfour is set. There is only one variant and the battery capacity is also predetermined.
Motor oil is a vital part of your Smart ForFour's engine. It provides the much needed lubrication to many of the internal parts of an engine. One of its key job is to prevent wear and tear on the moving parts and helps keep the engine running smoothly. Without oil, the engine would cease up almost immediately.
Regularly checking and changing your Smart ForFour engine oil is really important. Every time you start and run your car, very fine by-products from the combustion in the engine will be collected in the engine oil. This is one of the reasons why over time the oil goes black. If these contaminants build up too much and exceed the capacity of the oil it can have a negative impact on your car’s overall efficiency and actually effect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.
Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labelled on the packaging. This will look something like 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. This grading is used to measure how thick / fluid the oil is and help ensure you buy the right oil for your car. The lower the viscosity grade of the oil, the more fluid and thinner it will be than those with a high grade (higher numbers) which will be much less running and thick.
So which engine oil should you buy for your Smart ForFour? Whether you are topping up your Smart ForFour oil or doing a full change of your Smart ForFour's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.
We have listed all the Smart ForFour models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Smart ForFour.
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