Smart Fortwo

Smart Fortwo

Smart unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show the edition limited two. It will be produced as a limited series of 2000 vehicles and is characterised by exclusive coloring and a high quality mix of materials - on both the outside and the inside.

Smart edition limited two

The new edition is available as a coupe and a cabriolet and is based on the "passion" equipment variant. Among other things it comes with the automatic softouch gear mode, electric windows, air conditioning with automatic temperature control, a dust and pollen filter and a panoramic roof with sunblind on the coupe. In addition, the standard equipment of the "edition limited two" includes dashboard instruments and the radio 9. Electric power steering, a lockable glove compartment, the smart sound system with five high-quality loudspeakers and the smart MP3 interface are available on request as optional equipment.

Smart edition limited two

The two-seater is powered by a 52 kW/71 bhp petrol engine in combination with automated 5-speed transmission and an automatic gear programme which also allows manual gear shifting if desired.

Press release after the jump.

Brabus will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show the SLR McLaren roadster, a tuning kit inspired by the yacht design. The supercar is priced at 699,000 Euros, and when buying it you will get an extra BRABUS ULTIMATE 112, a tuning kit based on the Smart Fortwo.

BRABUS SLR and ULTIMATE 112 "tender"

The tuning kit for the 5.5-liter supercharged engine consists of special camshafts and a fuel-cooling system. Power output increases by 24 hp / 18 kW to 650 hp (641 hp SAE net) / 478 kW at 6,500 rpm. BRABUS also offers a special clutch-type limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent for the SLR. It optimizes traction and thus acceleration performance further: The tuned SLR Roadster rockets from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 337 km/h (211 mph).

BRABUS SLR and ULTIMATE 112 "tender"

The ULTIMATE 112 produces a maximum power output of 112 hp (110 hp SAE net) / 82.4 kW at 5,600 rpm. Even more important for everyday driving is the peak torque of 150 Nm, available on a plateau from 3,330 to 3,900 rpm, an exceptional figure for a car in its class.

Press release after the jump.

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.


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