Rated by the EPA as the most fuel-efficient car in the United States in 2008, the Fortwo W451 built on the success of its predecessor, offering normally aspirated as well as turbo versions of the Mitsubishi 3B2 engine. The trademark Smart styling and interchangeable plastic panels were retained. As a result, the W451 stayed in production from 2007 right through to 2014. But the lighting technology used in these cars is more than 15 years old today.
The factory-fitted setup was an H7 halogen headlight with an H7 reflector that produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Smart ForTwo W451 is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H7 halogen headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Smart ForTwo xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the levelling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Smart ForTwo will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.