Smart Fortwo

Smart Fortwo

Which cars will be turning heads on the street this year? According to Playboy’s "2008 Cars of the Year," a high-performance hybrid surges past competitors, a European import squeezes to the top, and a luxury carmaker provides one of the most fuel efficient and affordable vehicles on the road.

The shortest, most compact automobile currently in production will soon be launched in the world’s largest automobile market, when the "smart fortwo" debuts in the United States in January, 2008. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG will introduce this latest vehicle to the US market at a press briefing in Washington, DC on December 4th.

Lorinser unveiled their customization kit for the second-generation smart fortwo, a kit that combines further-tuned versions of Smart’s three-cylinder turbo engines, new dynamic styling modifications and a lightweight body for optimum city car performance.

EuroNCAP finished the test for the Smart ForTwo. Conclusion: four out of five stars in Euro NCAP’s Adult Occupant protection rating. The Smart ForTwo has no rear seats and consequently has not been assessed for child protection.

The exterior is custom-painted a flaming mother-of-pearl/orange color, the interior is
upholstered in black BRABUS leather and Alcantara with orange seams, and it has lots of power under the hood: BRABUS presents the limited-edition special model BRABUS ULTIMATE 112 at the Frankfurt International Auto Show IAA 2007. The ULTIMATE 112 is based on the smart fortwo and is a true city sports car. And as such it represents a unique combination of extravagant equipment, sporty performance and agile handling.

smart will be launching an exclusive special model to mark the production start of the new smart fortwo micro hybrid drive (mhd). Its tridion safety cell gleams in silver, the bodypanels shine in brilliant crystal white and the charming two-seater zips along on stylish nine-spoke alloy wheels. Equipped with the new start/stop function, the new model consumes 8 percent less fuel in the combined cycle, and even 20 percent less fuel in urban traffic. Like the other smart fortwo micro hybrid drive models, the exclusive edition can be ordered now.

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After reports that both BMW BMW and Daimler are intending to sue to prevent distribution of Chinese knock-offs of, respectively, the BMW X5 BMW X5 and the Smart Smart ForTwo manufactured by Daimler, the Chinese manufacturer who is doing the dirty work has proclaimed its innocence. According to a public relations department statement from Shuanghaun Auto, the Chinese manufacturer, it’s Noble and CEO models are not copies of the German manufacturer’s products. “We don’t think our autos are identical. It’s only (...)

CO2 emission is a very serious problem in our days. This is why the car makers are making the impossible to make their cars less danger for the environment. But how about a zero emission town and city car? The idea comes from Smart with the unveiling of their fortwo electric drive (ed), a model powered not buy an engine, but by a 41 bhp magnetic motor.

Smart got into trouble! 1650 Fortwo models are being recalled due to steering problems. All the models were built between May 19 and June 6th 2007. All the customers will have to take their vehicles to their local dealers to repair the problem, as the drivers may not be able to steer the car properly. The actual problem lies with a retaining ring that the US manufacturer, Delphi, failed to properly (...)
Source: Benzinsider

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