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smart fortwo - The new generation smart fortwo - exciting style, comfort and environmental friendliness
smart fortwo - The new generation smart fortwo - exciting style, comfort and environmental friendliness - 2/16/2011 12:00:00 AM
The new generation smart fortwo has a fresh interior look, an upgraded exterior and even more environmentally friendly engines. There is now a choice of seven carefully co-ordinated colours for the exterior including trendy matt paintwork for the first time.
The tridion safety cell is available in silver for the cabrio soft top, and black for the coupé models. Optional LED daytime driving lights and new alloy wheels offer even more opportunities for customisation. Fresh fabrics and colours and a new cockpit design determine the high quality interior ambience of the two-seater car. The information, communication and entertainment systems available for the new generation smart fortwo boast state-of-the-art technology. The vehicles are powered by petrol engines rated at 52 kW and 62 kW that have been further refined and set a new benchmark with emissions of less than 120 g/km CO2. Emitting just 97 g/km, the smart fortwo coupé maintains its top position as the CO2 champion.
‘The smart brand stands for an intelligent city car with an innovative concept and distinctive design that has long since made it an automotive lifestyle icon,” says Eckart Mayer, Divisional Manager, Mercedes-Benz Car.
As a trendsetter, the smart fortwo has been redefining individual urban mobility for more than ten years now. It combines responsibility to the environment and high ecological standards with joie de vivre and a high fun factor. Updated telematic systems will also further enhance customer experience,” adds Mayer.
With its compact dimensions, the two-seater takes up an unrivalled amount of road and parking space. It boasts state-of-the-art functionality and uses future-oriented, environmentally friendly technologies to bring its occupants to their destination comfortably and safely.
More than 1.2 million smart fortwos have been delivered to customers since the first model was launched in 1998. Today, customers in 45 countries on five continents are able to enjoy this unique car. In 2010 the smart fortwo was launched in Argentina and Indonesia.
The smart fortwo received the coveted Red dot award for outstanding design and found a place in the New York Museum of Modern Art even before it took to the streets of the USA in 2008.
smart is a pioneer in the sector of electric vehicles and is redefining zero-emission urban mobility. Or innovative mobility: within the framework of the "car2go" project in Ulm and now also in the Texan capital of Austin, smart fortwos can be spontaneously rented by anyone around the clock for a small fee. This new mobility concept that won the ÖkoGlobe environmental award is extremely successful and makes driving in the city as easy as using a mobile phone. Or attitude to life: with the "smart urban stages" smart has created temporary exhibition platforms in various cities for future-oriented projects that relate to ideas for the future of urban life.
“With the new generation smart fortwo the brand is uncompromisingly continuing this philosophy and making the innovative two-seater even more attractive and environmentally friendly. It also boasts high quality materials, visible attention to detail, even more comfort and enhanced functionality. And don't forget that smart drivers often have an unconventional way of thinking and look for alternatives," adds Mayer.
Colour your smart
A larger range of colours is available for the new generation smart fortwo for an even more striking appearance. Customers can now choose from seven exterior colours including a trendy light green matt finish. The new light blue metallic will replace the previous blue metallic.
On request, the mounted plastic body parts such as the front spoiler, side skirts and rear apron that previously had a black grain can be painted in the body colour. The "bodypanel plus" package is a standard feature in the passion line of the cabrio and the pulse line of the coupé. As a standard feature, the fuel filler cap will be painted in the body colour, blending in with the bodypanels.
The new optional LED daytime driving lights do not only enhance safety but also give the two-seater car even more appeal as a special eye-catching detail.
Two new alloy wheels also bring fresh ideas to the area of design and styling: a sporty 3-double-spoke alloy wheel (15 inch) comes as standard for the pulse line and an elegant new 12-spoke alloy wheel (15 inch) for the passion line in the cabrio.
Harmonious interior with a fresh feel-good atmosphere
The interior of the new generation smart fortwo has been redesigned and greets the driver and passenger with a fresh and spacious feel-good atmosphere. The full fabric-covered instrument panel featuring new and harmonious styling and new fabric designs for the cockpit, door centre panel and seats of all lines are the main features contributing to this:
• In the pure line black upholstery and black appointments will determine the style in future
• The pulse line has a sporty look with leather optic on the side bolsters of the seats and the headrests
• An elegant fabric pattern available in the colours design red, design black or design beige can be chosen for the comfortable passion line
Further equipment features shape the look of the high-class interior and underline the attention to detail. These include a redesigned dial with a contrasting dark central disc in the instrument cluster (also applies to the dashboard instruments) and a matt chrome painted bezel for the 2-spoke leather steering wheel in the pure line.
For the first time a 3-spoke leather steering wheel with cruise control function is available as standard for the pulse and cabrio line and as an option for the pure model. It is operated directly and safely on the steering wheel and provides for comfortable and relaxed driving, especially on roads with speed limits.
In addition, a trip computer is included in the Assistance package which is standard in the pulse and cabrio line, and as an option for the pure smart fortwo. On the clearly visible display of the instrument cluster it shows the current fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, trip kilometres and useful service settings among other things.
Clever stowage facilities and practical details
The new style is complemented by a whole host of clever stowage facilities and practical details. They add to the smart fortwo's appeal as a car for everyday use. For example, there is an optional large stowage box in the lower section of the centre console within easy reach of the driver and passenger. A rubber mat and a rubber band inside ensure that small items such as pens and mobile phones do not slide around. Seat pockets that are a standard feature on the side bolsters between the driver's and passenger's seats offer additional versatile stowage space.
The new one-hand operation of the tailgate is a further practical detail that enhances comfort. The tailgate will open as soon as one of the two release levers on the left or right hand side is pulled.
On the pulse of the times: information, communication and entertainment
Cutting edge communication and entertainment systems are available for the new generation smart fortwo.
The new audio system has a USB and AUX port for an MP3 or CD player. Navigation through the menu functions is simple with the large three-line display. A drawer featuring a chrome trim strip below the operating unit offers a useful stowage facility for small items such as coins, pens or cards.
The new optional surround sound system provides a superior sound experience. It boasts exceptional sound volume for this class. Impressive sound is provided by a multi-channel digital amplifier with output of 8x40 Watt, perfectly matched tweeters in the mirror triangles, mid-range speakers in the doors, rear-fills in the B-pillars and a subwoofer under the driver's seat.
All prices for the smart fortwo range include VAT, 2-year warranty on new cars without mileage restrictions, plus 6-year rust perforation warranty.
smart fortwo micro hybrid pure coupé - R158 000
smart fortwo micro hybrid pulse coupé - R175 000
smart fortwo passion cabrio - R192 000
Surround sound system (2 tweeter speakers) - R5 500
Metallic paint - R3 250
Leather seats (pulse and passion only) - R6 500
The most important new features at a glance
New and extended colour range (matt light green and light blue metallic)
Two new cabrio soft top colours (red and blue)
bodypanel plus package (front and rear apron and side skirts finished in the in bodypanel colour) standard in passion line
Two new 15" alloy wheels
LED daytime driving lights
Painted fuel filler cap
One-hand operation of tailgate
Redesigned instrument panel
New fabric pattern and colours for all lines
New dial design (instrument cluster and dashboard instruments)
Assistance package (cruise control, trip computer, 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with steering wheel gearshift and leather gear knob) standard for pulse and cabrio lines, optional for pure line
Stowage box for centre console - optional
Net pockets on side bolsters of seats
Matt chrome painted steering wheel bezel for the passion line
Modified seams for leather steering wheel
Information, communication and entertainment systems
Audio system basic (RDS radio with USB/Aux interface)
Surround sound system (2 tweeters, 2 mid-range speakers, 2 rear-fills, subwoofer, digital amplifier) - optional
Engines with lower CO2 and pollutant emissions