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2016 Smart Fortwo

In the sixteen years since Daimler first introduced the Smart car, the micro city car market has grown significantly to the extent that the urban-oriented brand doesn't just have more competition to contend with these days than it did in the late 90s; for the first time it has real competition on its hands altogether. In other words, while the Smart Fortwo once had the micro city car market almost entirely to itself, new rivals have emerged to challenge its dominance. It may be a long time, if ever, before slightly larger contenders like the Scion iQ and Volkswagen Up! catch up to the 1... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 898cc I3
Power:
89 HP / 100 LB-FT
Transmission:
5-Speed Manual
Base Price:
$14,000 (est)
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    Paris: 2016 Smart Fortwo and Forfour show their smiling new faces [w/videos]
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    The 2016 Smart Fortwo and Forfour are at the 2014 Paris Motor Show showing off their brand new looks for their latest generations, and the company hopes that an extensive list of changes can give the brand a much-needed boost. The redesign definitely gives siblings a personality while keeping Smart's traditional looks. These happy-go-lucky hatchbacks ...

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    Video: Smart previews new city cars in teaser clip
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    Smart has tried its darnedest to diversify. It introduced the Smart Roadster in 2003 and the Forfour in 2004. It even did the Crossblade speedster in 2002. But each of those has fallen by the wayside, leaving the Fortwo as its only product. But that's all about to change. After a long string of concept cars, the Smart brand is slated to introduce its ...

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    Report: No FWD Smart crossover in the works, but two concepts headed for Frankfurt
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    If you're a fan of Daimler's Smart brand, here is some potentially good news for you today. First, a pair of concept vehicles will be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month previewing the next-gen Fortwo and Forfour models, and more interestingly, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has stated that are no plans to offer a front-engine, front-drive ...

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    Official: Smart shows production version of winged ForJeremy [w/video]
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    The SmartForJeremy is a reality, a limited run of the haute couture Smart Fortwo being announced at the Shanghai Motor Show. It has been toned down for production since we first saw it at last year's LA Auto Show but its signature flourish, the wings, remain. Instead of replacing the brake lights, though, a smaller set of red-accented wings sit above ...

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    Los Angeles: Fashion designer Jeremy Scott gives Smart Fortwo Electric some wing bling [w/video]
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    If you were to gaze upon the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and ponder what you might add to sort of, you know, set it off a bit, you probably wouldn't consider adding a pair of wings. That's because you are not Jeremy Scott. He, on the other hand, would do exactly that. And has. That's right, that winged wonder you see pictured above is not some sort of ...

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    Paris: Smart Forstars Concept is a rolling drive-in movie theater in orange
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    Smart tells us that its new Forstars Concept is a Sports Utility Coupé. We're pretty sure that's a misnomer. After all, the electric powertrain, while supremely efficient, isn't a powerhouse. Plus, with room for just two occupants and a golf bag plus toiletries, utility doesn't really seem to be its forte either. So, what is the Smart Forstars ...

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    Smart ForTwo Brabus Electric Drive is a black and green upgrade
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    If given the choice, we'd grab the keys to an all-electric Smart ForTwo way before its gasoline-powered sibling, if for no other reason than it would mean we wouldn't have to put up with that horrid automated manual transmission. But such faint praise isn't really fair to the Brabus Electric Drive. After all, it's got 80 horsepower on tap, which is plenty ...

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    Geneva: Smart ForTwo Brabus Electric Drive is a black and green upgrade
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    If given the choice, we'd grab the keys to an all-electric Smart ForTwo way before its gasoline-powered sibling, if for no other reason than it would mean we wouldn't have to put up with that horrid automated manual transmission. But such faint praise isn't really fair to the Brabus Electric Drive. After all, it's got 80 horsepower on tap, which is plenty ...

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    Official: Smart unveiling Brabus-edition Fortwo EV, e-bike in Geneva
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    Daimler's Smart minicar division will unveil both a battery-electric version of the Smart Brabus special-edition line and a Smart Brabus electric bike at the Geneva Motor Show this year. The Smart Brabus electric drive Fortwo will be available in 12 countries by the end of the year. Parent company Daimler notes the model will include touches such as ...

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    Official: Rinspeed Dock+Go concept returns with another tag-along ahead of Geneva debut [w/videos]
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    Last year, Rinspeed introduced its Dock+Go concept at the Geneva Motor Show, a Smart ForTwo Electric Drive with a wagon attachment whose wheels could recharge the battery. The Swiss tuner thought the idea so good that this year, instead of conjuring something just as wacky, they went even wackier: the new Dock+Go holds steady on the "go" but adds an extra ...

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    Smart GM Tracey Matura: we're the brand that asks "Why not?"
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    The Smart booth at this year's Detroit Auto Show features more than the iconic Fortwo. There is the For-Us pick-up concept, of course, and the Smart e-bikes that we first saw in Paris in 2010. New Smart USA general manager Tracey Matura said that this is all intentional, because all these things allude to an important question that Smart is trying to ask ...

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    Rinspeed expands capacity with Smart ForTwo-based Dock+Go concept
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    Carmakers are constantly coming up with new innovations to advance the automobile. But, let's face it: most of them are rather evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. That's why, every once in a while, the auto industry needs some creative out-of-the-box thinking. And that's where Frank M. Rinderknecht comes in. The brain behind Rinspeed never fails to ...

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    Official: Rinspeed expands capacity with Smart ForTwo-based Dock+Go concept
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    Carmakers are constantly coming up with new innovations to advance the automobile. But, let's face it: most of them are rather evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. That's why, every once in a while, the auto industry needs some creative out-of-the-box thinking. And that's where Frank M. Rinderknecht comes in. The brain behind Rinspeed never fails to ...

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    Frankfurt: Smart Fortwo Brabus by WeSC gets two-tone gold treatment and its own headphones
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    Smart has teamed with Swedish clothing firm WeSC to create the special edition Smart Brabus tailor (yes, another one), and it's scheduled to be revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. It's powered by a 101-horsepower turbocharged gasoline engine and features a matte and high-gloss golden exterior from Brabus. The tailor-made Fortwo gets jet black ...

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    Official: 2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive hits 75 mph, whizzes to 60 in 13 seconds
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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #220 with Consumer Reports' John Linkov
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    We record Episode #220 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and we'll be joined by John Linkov of Consumer Reports, as well. We'll of course discuss the Annual Autos Issue, as well as the other topics below. Use the forum below to drop us your own feedback and questions or vote on your fellow readers' submissions to help determine what else we discuss this ...

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    Video: Smart Forspeed gets ready for Geneva
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    Smart apparently thinks it's got a winner with the all-electric, roof-free Forspeed concept that will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show. Smart vice president Annette Winkler talks up the little fantasy-mobile in the video, saying that the Forspeed is not just a functional vehicle, but that the concept shows that the company is a think tank for ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #217
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    We're recording the slightly belated Episode #217 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and we've put some topics below. Drop us your own feedback and questions or vote on your fellow readers' submissions to help determine what we discuss this evening. You can subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already to hear your question ...

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    Chicago 2011: With two new models coming, "There is a future for Smart"
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    Smart has delivered its first ForTwo Electric Drive and the 2011 ForTwo is equipped with a suite of first-time features such as cruise control, navigation and eight airbags. But no matter the advances heaped upon the brand's sole ambasador now, the question many have is: does it have a future? "There is a commitment to the Smart brand by Smart USA and ...

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    Report: Smart Speedster electric concept to debut at Geneva Motor Show
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    Back on November 16th, 2010, Daimler submitted a set of patent drawings for trademark approval. The sketches appear to be a Smart Fortwo-based roadster, but we're not exactly sure if this concept is simply a redux of the automaker's Crossblade cabriolet – a vehicle which sold in limited numbers in the early 2000s – or a fresh submission that ...

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