• Jan 2, 2011
Smart roadster patent drawings – Click above for high-res image gallery

We aren't quite sure what Daimler is working on here, but these patent drawings of what appear to be a Smart Fortwo-based roadster were submitted for trademark approval on November 16, 2010. The folks at Carscoop suggest that this could be a redux of the automaker's Crossblade cabriolet, sold in the early 2000s with very limited production (just 2,000 were made). Us? We aren't so sure.

While the design of this recent patent submission looks like it could preview the next-generation design of the Smart family, we doubt that any sort of roadster is in the works for the immediate future. Could this show up as a concept at one of the 2011 auto shows? We won't rule it out, but for now, we won't be holding our breath for any sort of Smart-branded roadster in the not-too-distant future.



[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully they patent an engine that can get over 40mpg.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Stupid(!). Has the auto-world lost its collective mind? What an idiotic car!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Base model: foot power
      Sport model: pedal power!
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol - Toys r Us is the main dealer!
      • 4 Years Ago
      。。。。
      • 4 Years Ago
      When it smart roadster I thought it was a comeback of the 2003-2006.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Look, Little Tikes has a new car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Because we all know that if there was one thing we want more than a smart car its a smart car you can be constantly seen in.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess I'll just have to be the only one to like this. It's fine. Yeah all of them are pretty dumb but at least this one looks good IMO.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait I thought these things weren't selling anymore. Regardless when the Fiat 500 comes out it will dominate this cars demographic and finally put it to rest
      • 4 Years Ago
      The old smart roadster was pretty cool, thus one just looks incredibly stupid.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I too was very interested in the smart roadster and mourned that the tooling was sold off just before Smarts came to the US. Roadster > Mini.

        http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Smart.roadster.arp.750pix.jpg
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Alex: staid, stodgy Daimler? Not the right partner.

        Personally, I'd like to see Subie give it a whirl - just imagine a low-slung 2-seat AWD micro-Subie with the 1300 Yamaha engine!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Diamler should seriously consider a partnership with Yamaha for the smart line. Tiny little cars with 1000cc or 1300cc Yamaha motorcycle engines and transmissions would be a hell of a lot more fun than what they offer now.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the fortwo is already looking quite eager to flip, now this is flip-ready without a roof over your head.
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