Lets face it, one of the most fun to drive models in Smart’s line-up was the Roadster. It was a fun-looking, two-seats sport car that was suitable for a crowded city. And now the model is preparing for a comeback.

According to Autocar, this is just one of the models "being discussed, as Mercedes plans to expand its city car brand by offering more models and greater economies of scale after gaining access to Renault’s small car platforms."

"A new Roadster is one being discussed. The Renault merger could lead to several Smart spin-offs; Renault has small car expertise that we can benefit from."

The Smart Roadster was offered in two versions, roadster and coupe, with the coupe version getting the most powerful engine: an 81 HP 3-cylinder.

However, before we see the new Roadster on the streets, Smart will bring forth the new generation Fortwo and then a new Forfour in 2014. Smart will also be unveiling a new electric scooter concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.


Source: Autocar

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  (647) posted on 09.12.2010

Oh please, don’t bring it back again. Roadsters aren’t meant to be treated like that.

  (158) posted on 07.27.2010

Well it doesn’t surprise me much that smart wants to get back into the roadster and now into the suv market. Smart cars were never terribly fuel efficient.

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