The new smart fortwo cabrio

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The countdown has started for the new fortwo cabrio, a particularly iconic variant of the new model series. The open-top two-seater will have its world premiere in September at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The new smart cabrio will be available for ordering from mid-November and the first models will reach dealers in February 2016.

Three cars in one: at the touch of a button the new smart cabrio is transformed from a closed two-seater into a car with a large sliding canvas sunroof, or a fully fledged cabriolet with the soft top completely open. This enables the fresh air driving experience to be adapted to the weather or the driver’s mood. This flexibility offered by the “tritop” folding soft top and the removable roof bars is a special feature – and not just in this segment. At the same time, the new smart cabrio is the only true cabriolet in its vehicle class.

The new smart cabrio (length/width/height: 2.69/1.66/1.55 m) is clearly recognisable as a member of the new smart generation. The third model also embodies the smart design philosophy of FUN.ctional design, defined by two poles – the heart and mind. Prospective customers can choose between three different colours for the “tritop” fabric soft top: blue denim (jeans look), red or black. The headlining is always grey. The removable roof bars that can be stowed in a compartment in the tailgate come in the tridion colour.

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When the sun peeps out from behind the clouds, smart fortwo cabrio drivers can react quickly: the fabric soft top can be opened fully automatically in twelve seconds – even when driving at top speed. With the 3-button key the soft top can also be opened from outside the car by remote control. Removing the side roof bars enables a full-blown cabrio experience. The roof bars can be stowed on the inside of the tailgate. This stowage compartment in the tailgate also offers additional stowage space for small items, for example fluorescent jacket, first-aid kit or warning triangle.

The new cabrio will initially be available with two state-of-the-art three-cylinder engines rated at 52 kW/71 hp and 66 kW/90 hp. Both engines can be combined with the five-speed manual transmission or the fully automatic twinamic dual clutch transmission. Needless to say, the smart fortwo cabrio has the agility typical of the brand – at 6.95 m (from kerb to kerb) and 7.30 m (from wall to wall) turning manoeuvres are extremely simple.

The high-quality and charming interior of the smart fortwo cabrio corresponds to that of the closed variant with standard features including two sun visors with make-up mirrors, a centre console with drawer and coat hooks at the rear on the crossbar. A wind deflector is optionally available. The interior styling is sure to delight and is characterised by a “dynamic loop” as a signature feature throughout the interior – emotional sweeping lines which feature on the dashboard and doors, for example.

 

 

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The New smart fortwo & forfour Adding a New Shine

 

smart for two and smart for four 1The revolutionary smart fortwo has undergone improvements in virtually all areas and is markedly more comfortable. The hallmark smart rear engine concept is being offered for the first time in the four-seater smart forfour as well. Drive power is supplied by state-of-the-art three-cylinder engines rated at 45 kW/60 hp, 52 kW/71 hp and 66 kW/90 hp, while power transmission is performed by a five-speed manual transmission or the twinamic dual clutch transmission. A host of innovative details guarantee even more fun in the city. The new smart generation will be launched on the market in Europe on 22 November 2014.

The smart brand appeals equally to the heart and mind. An expressive design idiom and colouring embody pure joie de vivre. The compact proportions and clever details testify unique functionality. The new smart fortwo and the new smart forfour are clearly recognisable as members of the same family. Many design features such as the headlamps, the cooling air grille in the front and the iconic tridion safety cell are identical, for example. In addition, both vehicles are fitted with rear engines, making them particularly agile in urban traffic.

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“FOR” the New smart Generation

smart promo 5 The new smart generation market launch on 22 November 2014 brings the new era in the history of the smart brand to the roads and cities. The international brand campaign entitled “FOR” has already conveyed emotionally how the brand sets itself apart from the competition: smart embodies the attitude of being FOR something and creates more urban joie de vivre. This attitude is now consistently continued in the two product campaigns.

The campaign for the smart fortwo positions the vehicle as being “The urban original”. The campaign for the new smart forfour also continues the umbrella idea “FOR” and demonstrates the distinctive feature of the smart forfour as being “the smart among the four-seaters”. The international campaigns supply content for all communication channels, from print media and TV to online and social media.

The product campaigns start the second and third parts of the international launch communication for the new smart generation and are a seamless continuation of the “FOR” communication.The focal areas of the product campaigns are TV commercials, online, print media with various motifs and an strong online presentation with a new digital brand magazine and an interactive web special.

New smart Generation with smart Brabus Successfully Launched

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The new smart fortwo and the new smart forfour are now celebrating their trade fair premiere at the Paris Motor Show. While the first vehicles will be delivered to customers next month, sales of the next version are starting: the smart fortwo with a 66 kW/90 hp top-of-the-range engine can be ordered now, with prices starting at €11,790. In Paris smart is also offering a glimpse of the possibilities to be offered by the smart BRABUS tailor made individualisation programme in the future, with two customised smart fortwo exhibits.

Even more fun behind the wheel, and not just in the city: The smart fortwo recently became available with the 66 kW/90 hp top-of-the-range engine. Prices for this version of the dynamic two-seater start at €11,790 (incl. 19% VAT). The 898 cc engine delivers maximum torque of 135 Nm at 2500 rpm. The fortwo therefore sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.7 seconds and reaches speeds of up to 155 km/h. The combined fuel consumption is 4.2 litres of fuel per 100 km, which corresponds to a CO2 value of 97 grams/km. Delivery of the smart fortwo with 66 kW/90 hp starts in November 2014.

Individualisation is one of smart’s great strengths. smart BRABUS tailor made is correspondingly successful: since it was launched four years ago, the individualisation programme has become established across Europe and also in the USA and China. Two customised smart fortwo at the Paris Motor Show reveal how smart BRABUS tailor made could look for the new smart generation. Its special features include the special “evening red” and “darknight blue” finish, plus the customised leather seats and steering wheel rim, with nappa leather in “graphite” or “ivory”.

Source: Daimler

 

New Smart Fortwo and Smart Forfour – World Premiere

New Smart Fortwo and Smart Forfour – Looking forward to the new smart vehicles.

The waiting is almost over: in just a few days time the new Smart Fortwo and its big brother Smart Forfour will make their début. On Wednesday, 16 July Smart will be presenting the vehicles to the press and the eyes of the world at Tempodrom in Berlin.

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The new Smart Fortwo will be built in “Smartville” in the French town of Hambach and the Smart Forfour will roll off the production line in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.

Both vehicles remain true Smarts: the new Smart Fortwo keeps its present short  length of just 2.69 metres – making it the ultimate city car. With a compact length of 3.49 metres the Forfour boasts the largest interior in its class. The compact exterior dimensions and the rear-mounted engines not only make for comfortable interior dimensions, they also give the new smart vehicles excellent handling performance. For example, the Smart Fortwo has a turning circle of just 6.95 metres. Its big brother needs just 8.65 metres to turn and also sets new standards in its vehicle class.

Smart continues to know no compromise when it comes to safety and both new models feature the proven tridion safety cell. What’s more, numerous assistance systems not only make the vehicles manoeuvrable, but also very safe.

Set for North American launch in 2015, the ultra-compact two-seat hatchback represents a fresh chapter in operations for Smart, which has recently gained greater independence from parent company Mercedes-Benz as its boss, Annette Winkler, attempts to stem years of financial losses after almost a decade of rebuilding following its short-lived joint venture with Mitsubishi. Joining the ForTwo in Smart’s new lineup in 2015 will be the all-new second-generation ForFour, a car Winkler says has not yet been approved for sale in North America.

Sources: Daimler, Daimler AG channel on Youtube

Online Voting for smart BRABUS Fan Edition

smart Brabus

The smart Brabus is a special model as wished by smart fans. It’s the aim of an unusual social media campaign that smart is launching today, on 15 May on Facebook.The fans want to make their city runabout even more individual: since 2002 the smart partner has brought more than 50,000 customised vehicles to the roads. But the smart BRABUS fan edition is breaking new ground: all smart fans are able to vote online for the configuration of the special model that will go on sale in the autumn.

Ther will be five rounds of online voting and all those interested will be able to vote on the configuration of the special model via Facebook, the social media channel that is most relevant for smart, and a specially programmed microsite (www.smart-fan-edition.com). Participants can vote on the colour of the bodypanels, the colour of the tridion safety cell, the colour of the seats and their quilting and the kind of light-alloy wheels.

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The end of the campaign will take place in Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal and the USA. The fans will have already designed their ideal car. At the end all participants will be entered in a draw for an exclusive trip to the smart fan event “smart times 2014” in Cascais, Portugal.

Source : Daimler

 

Trapped inside the car he is trying to steal..(VIDEO)

Trapped

Caught on camera: Matthew Draper, 27, asked a neighbour to move his vehicle so he could drive off in the stolen car. When neighbour spoke to owner’s mother, they realised he was a stranger. Trapped thief from Swansea in car, who spat at its owners and threatened them with a screwdriver until police arrived. Arrested and later jailed for 32 months at Swansea Crown Court.This is the moment a thief was arrested after neighbours trapped him inside the vehicle he was trying to steal.

However, his plan was foiled when the neighbour spoke to Miss Miles’ mother and asked who he was.When they realised he was a stranger, the neighbours held the doors shut so he couldn’t escape from the vehicle – a Smart Roadster. Draper, from Swansea, Wales, tried to and force his way out of the car and when that failed, he started to vandalise the car’s interior.