smart has announced UK prices for the new forfour, starting from £7,995, for the special launch black edition.

The forfour will be available in two trim levels – pulse and passion – and with a choice of three engines – one petrol and two Mercedes-sourced diesels.

The 1.1 litre, 3 cylinder petrol engine in pulse trim is available from £8,995, rising to £12,370 for the 3 cylinder 1.5 cdi (95 bhp) in passion trim. The range will also feature a manual gearbox for the first time, while still offering smart’s softouch automated gearbox as an option.

Other features include dent resistant panels, full screen satellite navigation with DVD player, lounge concept interior and panoramic glass roof.

The smart forfour, the first smart with four seats and five doors, will be available on British roads from 1 September.