The engine on this mini was a three cylinder 1.0-liter pony kicking out 40 horsepower (through Motor1). Once more, this two-seater was meant to drive all the way down to the shop for a number of baggage of groceries — and never far more, contemplating it lacked inside area — and scoot again house.

The NAFA had front-wheel drive, automated transmission, and four-wheel energy steering (through Motor1). Moreover, the doorways did not swing out conventionally. As a substitute, they slid ahead to maintain with “metropolis automotive designed to suit on congested streets and in tight areas” mantra Mercedes wished. Because the doorways slid, a intelligent design alternative robotically folded the facet mirrors out so they would not get smashed (through Honda). The sliding door would finally discover its means into Peugot’s 1007 (through Dyler) some 23 years later.

Alas, the NAFA by no means made it into manufacturing as a result of the German automaker could not get it as much as snuff safety-wise (through Motor1). Nevertheless, lots of NAFA’s ideas made their means into the Sensible ForTwo and the Sensible Metropolis Coupe later down the road, whereas different classes it realized within the NAFA’s improvement discovered their means into the design of the first-generation of A-Class automobiles.


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