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2016 Smart ForTwo Second Drive [w/video]

The Micro Machine Gets Smarter

The 2016 Smart ForTwo finally ditches that horrible automated manual transmission. But even beyond that, the new car is vastly improved in many ways, as we found out during a test in Portland, OR.

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2016 Smart Forfour

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 introducti

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2016 Smart Fortwo First Drive

A Smarter City Car For Crowded Urbanites

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 F

Chevrolet Cuts Volt Price By $5,000

General Motors is cutting the price of its Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle by $5,000 for the 2014 model year in the hopes of driving sales higher, even though the company already loses money on every Volt it sells.

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2013 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

Little Daimler Child Finally Nails It With Electrons

Apple testifies in court that it once considered making a car

In the ongoing court battle between Apple and Samsung over copyrights and patents, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing took the stand yesterday. The majority of his testimony was centered around tablets and smartphones, and what defines intellectual property, but at one point he revealed a big nugget. Schiller told the court that Apple had been considering other projects well bef

First Drive: 2011 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive makes a lot of sense for a few people

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Review: 2009 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet undone by tricky transmission

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Review: 2009 Smart ForTwo - Undone by a Dud of a Tranny

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It's bigger, but will it be useful on U.S. roads?

An impractical oversized roller skate or the future of urban motoring? The Smart Car is part of the permanent exhibits at New York's Museum of Modern Art , so clearly someone quite likes it. Opinions on the Smart ForTwo differ, but what's fact is that it's going on sale in the United States next year as both a coupe and a cabrio.However, Americans aren't getting the same versions that were launche

Mercedes confirms B-Class coming to America

For a few years now, we've debated whether or not Mercedes-Benz would be bringing its entry-level A-Class or the slightly bigger B-Class to the States. Fine cars both, but how well they'd fit into M-B's luxury image was a big question mark. Well, according to Bloomberg, DaimlerChrysler AG has made a decision. Mercedes is indeed planning on bringing the new B Stateside. Benz officials said the company is designing a North American version of the car for the first time. So that's the good news. Th

In the AutoblogGreen Garage: Diesels you can't have-Chrysler 300 vs Smart

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Spoiled Brats: Forbes makes teen-car wishlist

No matter how dramatic your explanations of how you walked barefoot uphill in the snow both ways are, the fact remains that teenagers will at least need access to a car from time to time. Given that your youngun' will be talking on the phone, listening to the radio, text messaging, chewing gum and chatting with passengers (all while breaking graduated-licensing laws), you want to give him or her the best chances of surviving a possible crash. Better yet (especially for the passengers, w

Smart roadster returns!

Well, the rumor is now reality - DaimlerChrysler has agreed in principle to sell the rights to the Smart roadster to the British 'Project Kimber' consortium headed by David James. James' group has apparently signed a memorandum of understanding with DaimlerChrysler that covers both the rights to produce the roadster and DaimlerChrysler's production equipment for the car.