The British market has received a new special-edition smart fortwo . It is called Edition21 and can be financed for as little as £79 ($120.25 at the current exchange rates) per month for clients aged over 21. The model is priced at £9,575 ($14,400 at the current exchange rates) for the coupe and £11,075 ($16,700) for the convertible. It will be built in limited numbers.
This special edition will be distinguished by a black tridion safety cell (white as an option), black mirror caps and a set of sharp 15-inch three-double-spoke alloy wheels. In order to further identify it, the model will also get special "Edition 21" logo on the mirror triangles and a choice of black or white body panels.
For the interior, the Edition 21 adds black fabric or leatherette upholstery and a three-spoke leather sports steering wheel with shift paddles.
This special edition will make use of smart’s 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 71 horsepower.
The Fiat 500 starts out at £9,960 ($15,161), which makes it significantly more expensive than the smart fortwo Edition 21. The 500 Pop – the base model – comes fitted with an 875 cc TwinAir engine that hits the pavement with 85 horsepower. That’s slightly more than the smart and iQ, but still only good for modest performance numbers. The 500 does. however, have significantly more interior room than both the iQ and fortwo.
Known as Toyota iQ – known as the Scion iQ in the U.S. – is priced from £10,995 ($16,736), making it significantly more expensive than the smart Edition 21. It comes standard with a 1-liter engine with a miniscule 67 horsepower, which crawls it to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.6 seconds. But, it is good for an incredible 64.2 mpg combined.
Smart is a small Daimler subdivision specialized in developing microcars. It was established in 1994 and has only two major models: fortwo and forfour. Between 2003 and 2006, the company also produced a special smart roadster, but only 2,000 units were built. As of 2006, the company started to develop its first electric model: a smart fortwo electric drive.
A new special edition smart – edition21 – has been launched, for just £79 per month, 0% APR and including one years’ complimentary Motor Insurance.
Based on the nippy and frugal 71 bhp mhd pulse coupé and cabrio, the smart fortwo edition21 adds even more value to the iconic brand.
Its fun driving experience can be enjoyed for only £79 per month on an attractive 0% APR PCP agreement as well as one year’s free Motor Insurance for owners aged over 21, potentially saving hundreds of pounds for younger drivers.
The smart fortwo edition21 is as easy on the eye as it is on the pocket. As standard it features a black tridion safety cell and black mirror caps, striking 15” three-double-spoke alloy wheels, subtle “edition21” logos in the mirror triangles and LED day time running lights. The distinctive appearance of the smart fortwo edition21 is completed with a choice of black or white body panels and customers can also choose an optional white tridion safety cell.
Inside the smart fortwo edition21 there is black fabric/leather-look upholstery, a three-spoke leather sports steering wheel with shift paddles and the addition of a handy cup holder.
In addition to being even more affordable, the UK-only smart fortwo edition21 also offers plenty of exclusivity. As well as boasting eye-catching style the smart fortwo edition21 will only be available in limited numbers, ensuring that any owners are guaranteed to stand out in a crowd!
Gary Savage, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars said: “smart has always pioneered, whether it’s city motoring, electric drive, or big car safety in a tiny package. Now, we’ve taken those virtues and created a special package that offers customers a new car for £79 per month and one year’s free Motor Insurance.
“This car isn’t a stripped-out special, though. Like every smart it’s still super-stylish, is packed with equipment and has a full complement of safety systems as standard.
On-the-road prices for the smart fortwo edition21 are £9,575 for the coupé, and £11,075 for the cabrio.