• Aug 15, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the smart fortwo Limited 2.

A very limited car is now available in a new limited edition. The smart fortwo Limited 2 is the sequel to the 2006 original. The only significant mechanical change from a regular passion Coupe or Cabrio is the addition of six-spoke alloys with 15-inch rubber. The rest of what makes this city car "limited" is cosmetic. The pale blue metallic paint changes color depending on the angle of the light and the interior is swathed in a cognac brown leather meant to impart luxury on this tiny machine. If all that isn't enough, buyers can add electric power steering, an upgraded audio system and locking glove box. The 71-hp three-cylinder engine retains a 59 mpg highway mileage rating. The Limited 2 coupe has a starting price of $18,363 while the open top model pushes that to $22,100. Those prices both seem a tad steep for a car of such limited capability. UK buyers can pick one up while they last after Labor day.

All the details are available in the press release below the fold.



PRESS RELEASE

New smart fortwo special edition packed with additions

smart enthusiasts searching for that certain something extra need look no further than the exclusive smart fortwo special edition - limited two.

Based on the popular 71bhp smart fortwo passion this special edition will be available in coupé and cabrio body styles when it goes on sale on 1st September 2008.

Boasting a wealth of additional equipment and a unique paint finish, which varies between different shades according to the light, the model is destined to become one of the most stylish and luxurious smarts ever produced.

The limited two's frugal fuel economy of up to 70.6mpg on the extra urban cycle is complemented by a lavish interior featuring cognac brown leather heated seats, a three-spoke leather sports steering wheel with gearshift, leather gear knob and velour floor mats with leather trim. A rev counter and clock are also added.

As well as limited two badging and six-spoke alloy wheels with 15-inch tyres, the newcomer is distinguished by its special light blue metallic paint finish which displays subtle silver and beige tones depending on the prevailing light conditions.

Owners can also choose to enhance their car's impressive specification with a trio of optional extras – electric power steering, a lockable glove compartment or a smart sound system.

Prospective buyers will need to act quickly to get their hands on smart's new edition limited two as numbers of this special edition will be limited in order to retain its exclusivity.

On-the-road pricing is £9,575 for the coupé and £11,525 for the cabrio.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      59 mpg? Uh, no. Try 41 highway.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why did you translate the prices to US$? That is so stupid and idiotic. It is a British car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If this car is to be offered here...one would think you would take the price in Sterling and look at the increase for the limited model. Take that % and apply it to the price in dollars for a rough guess.

      Otherwise....with a crazy exchange rate like we have with the Pound....it is foolish and idiotic to concert to $ from £.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The smart car is so expensive because it is the only kind of its class in the US. Once we get more of the micro cars Smart will be forced to get a bit more competitive in pricing. Why would you buy this when you could have a Yaris or a Fit?
      • 6 Years Ago
      "The only significant mechanical change from a regular passion Coupe or Cabrio is the addition of six-spoke alloys with 15-inch rubber. The rest of what makes this city car "limited" is cosmetic."

      ...wouldn't the wheel/tire combination be considered cosmetic as well?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Considering that the press release lists the following:
        "As well as limited two badging and six-spoke alloy wheels with 15-inch tyres, the newcomer is distinguished by its special light blue metallic paint finish which displays subtle silver and beige tones depending on the prevailing light conditions."


        You would think wheels are about the same as paint...appearance only. This car is about as sporty as a 10 speed Huffy.

        By the way...where is the source for this article anyways??
      • 6 Years Ago
      @FSM

      Your right. This being the only kid on the block and coming from a Exclusive Automaker such as MB kinda makes it bit pricey. I'm surprise AB hasn't release the pics of the production IQ floating around the nets. If Toyota can produce whats being shown on the net a lower or equal to base Yaris price. Smart either going to have to reduce its price a bit or start offer more models.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sam...please pass on Autoblog Green grass.
      http://www.smartusa.com/smart-car-technical-specifications.aspx

      Even the OLD EPA # isn't that high, and we all know EPA numbers are far from reality. It was 45 mpg...now it is 41 with the new calculation.


      A quote from Smart UK (MPG is IMPERIAL GALLONS - much bigger than ours!):
      Customers can choose between two naturally aspirated petrol engines rated at 61 bhp (combined fuel consumption in mpg (l/100 km)[1] 60.1(4.7), combined CO2 emissions in g/km[1] 112) or 71 bhp (combined fuel consumption in mpg (l/100 km)[1] 60.1(4.7), combined CO2 emissions in g/km[1] 112), or a turbo petrol engine rated at 84 bhp (combined fuel consumption in mpg (l/100 km)[1] 57.6 (4.9), combined CO2 emissions in g/km[1] 116).

      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like the "smart marketers" have stolen a page out of the Zap playbook. Make weekly press releases that promote style over substance and maybe everyone will forget about the disappointing road tests, the terrible transmission, the rough ride and poor handling characteristics, not to mention the so-so mileage. I have been to the factory twice & I'm not sure if Mercedes even manufactures any components used in the assembly of this transportation device. Save your money and wait for the Toyota/Scion IQ ...what the smart shoud have been.
      • 6 Years Ago
      @FSM

      Your right. This being the only kid on the block and coming from a Exclusive Automaker such as MB kinda makes it bit pricey. I'm surprise AB hasn't release the pics of the production IQ floating around the nets. If Toyota can produce whats being shown on the net a lower or equal to base Yaris Smart either going to have to reduce its price a bit or start offer more models.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i would buy a plugin all electric one with a 60 mile range for $17,000... IT CAN BE DONE... SO JUST FRACKING DO IT
      • 6 Years Ago
      It is rated at 6.6/4.1/4.9 l/100km on the Euro cycle which translates to a city/highway/combined mileage of 36/58/48 mpg(US) but of course differs a bit from the US EPA cycle.

      Compared to the small to midsize turbodiesels very common in Europe, this is not that impressive considering the tiny size of the car.

      My Skoda Fabia wagon (tiny wagon built atop an elongated VW Polo/Fox platform) with the 1.9 PD-TDI (100hp) is also rated at 48mpg(US) (combined, Euro cycle), and it's more comfortable, better equipped, safer, a lot bigger and still outperforms the smart.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That audio HU looks worse than a 1960s radio.
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