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Brabus And Electric Drive Will Debut Next Year

Smart USA officials confirmed that the new Fortwo Cabriolet will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. We'll see the Brabus and Electric Drive models next year.

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Daimler is trying to convince employees at its Hambach factory in France to accept a 39-hour workweek as opposed to the current 35 hours.

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By-The-Minute Carsharing Now Reaches Into Queens

Car2Go is growing from Brooklyn into several areas in the borough of Queens to expand the car-sharing service's reach in the Big Apple. It's also adding 100 more Smart Fortwos to the fleet to cope with the additional users.

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So Much For The 'Late 2016' Timeline

Smart has an Electric Drive version of the new ForTwo in the works, but it won't arrive until 2017. Until then, the turbo two-door will have to suffice.

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JD Power's latest APEAL Study hasn't changed much on the premium side, although Mini is the new champ for non-premium brands, besting Hyundai.

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Warning: Little kids will be using some very foul language in this amusing spot from Smart, promoting the new ForFour.

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Think your car handles like its on rails? This one actually does. Smart and British train-builder Interfleet converted a Forfour into a tiny locomotive, shot this video, then converted it back again.

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Smart and JBL are teaming up in Europe for a custom ForTwo called the Forgigs with a 5,720-watt, 16-speaker sound system. It's going on tour this summer.

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Eager to make the most of their investment, Daimler and Renault are reportedly looking at spinning a crossover off of the rear-engined platform underpinning the Smart Forfour and Renault Twingo.

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Plus: Quick Hits On The Chevy Malibu, Subaru's STI Plans, Volkswagen's CC And More

We curate news and notes from the floor of the New York Auto Show, with a focus on how the Continental name inspired Lincoln's designers.

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South Korean Company to Officially Be World's Largest Auto Battery Maker

LG Chem gets contract from Daimler to make batteries for the Smart ForTwo ED electric vehicle.

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Video Shows That The ForTwo Fits Guitar In Back

Car2go adds bike racks to about half of its Smart ForTwo fleet in Portland.

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Smart and eyeglasses specialists Moscot have teamed up for a special edition of the Smart Forwo.

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Smart teams up with eyewear label Moscot to send off the outgoing Fortwo Cabrio with a special edition, unveiled in Milan and at the Geneva Motor Show.

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After the Swiss National Bank suddenly changed its foreign exchange policy, Daimler is adjusting its prices in Switzerland by 18 percent, while Peugeot SA slashes a thousand francs off its prices.

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Smart Fortwo equipped with the 71-horsepower naturally aspirated engine can now be ordered (in Germany anyway) with a six-speed Twinamic dual-clutch transmission, cutting the better part of a second off the 0-60 time but returning no better fuel economy or emissions numbers.

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Smart Fortwo gets a bright send-off in the form of the special Flashlight edition Cabrio, launched at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

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A high-performance version of the new Smart Fortwo was spotted testing without much camouflage. But just what will provide the grunt – and will the Brabus version finally make it to US showrooms?

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The Fortwo always has been – and always will be – the prototypical Smart car. While it has been far and away the brand's best seller, it's not the only model to to wear the moniker. A decade ago, Smart rolled out the larger Forfour, but like the brand's other models that have come and gone, it wasn't much of a success. Now, Smart is back and taking another stab at it with the introduction of this all-new Forfour. And this time, we think it's in a much better position to succeed.

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Those in the market for a city car with a bit of pep are undoubtedly pleased that Daimler has slotted a turbocharged three-cylinder engine into its new Smart Fortwo. But it's the only engine confirmed so far for US dealers, and with only 89 horsepower and 100 pound-feet of torque on tap, there's still room for improvement. Fortunately Daimler is considering just such a prospect.

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Display In Chengdu 2014 Gives Us A Clue

Despite a recent setback in the UK, Daimler's carsharing company Car2go remains in expansion mode. The company is currently studying the scene in China (and other countries) to see where the next batch of blue-and-white Smart Fortwo cars will land.

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