Lots of people are fans of the smart fortwo, the frugal and easy-to-park city car. In European metropolises, you typically see many of these practical vehicles.
And if you like sitting in traffic with the sun shining down on you, smart offers a convertible variant of its fortwo.
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When the 2016 smart fortwo was launched, there were only coupes to be seen. The manufacturer just released the first images of the cabrio, pleasing fans of open-top driving everywhere.
The top will obviously be made of fabric; available in three colours (black, denim blue and red), it will retract electrically in around 12 seconds. Also, you can choose between simply pulling the roof over your head -like a moonroof- or fully retracting it behind the seats. Just like the coupe, the cabrio's passengers will be protected by smart's tridion cell.
In North America, our smarts will be powered by a 3-cylinder engine developing 89 horsepower and 100 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual or a twin-clutch transmission is on the menu. With the manual, the smart scoots from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.1 seconds, while the DCT adds 0.4 seconds to that time.
Depending on the chosen trim level (Passion, Prime or Proxy) buyers will be able to get a large array of equipment, including LED headlights, GPS, automatic A/C, Bluetooth communication, a JBL audio system...
The 2016 smart fortwo cabrio will be available for order in Germany in November; customers should get their cars in February.
As for us, I sincerely hope we get these convertibles next spring, so we can thoroughly enjoy them!