Smart models with an internal combustion engine are in full swing. The popular brand of urban vehicles has decided to become a fully electric company. A change that is going around the corner. It will be on May 31, 2019 that will be placed the end point in the production of the gasoline models that the company continues to sell today. To bid farewell in high style of this type of mechanics, the German mark presented the special edition Urbanshadow Edition. This ‘run-out’ series will be available for the three body versions that make up the line and is characterized by offering a sporty and at the same time differentiated image, with a complete equipment as standard. It is already available from the brand’s European dealers. It was April 2018 that Smart officially announced that it would stop marketing the petrol versions of its models to produce and sell only electric cars. Although it has been quite a while since Smart began its particular transition to electric mobility, it was a real surprise to know that this trip would culminate in such a short time. Those interested in purchasing a copy of this special edition will be able to choose between the Smart ForTwo, Smart ForTwo Cabrio and Smart ForFour. For the creation of the version Urbanshadow Edition was taken as a starting point Passion line, in which were added different elements such as the comfort package and sports skirts signed by Brabus. It also has antinebline headlights integrated in the front skirt. Both the alloy wheels as well as the tridion safety cell and the external rearview mirror housings feature a black tone finish. Among the standard equipment there are LED lights for daytime running, antinebline lights, alloy wheels, Bluetooth, USB connection, cruise control and speed limiter, electric windows and central locking with remote control. The Urbanshadow Edition special edition is already on sale at the brand’s European dealers. It has a starting price of around 13,000 euros, which corresponds to the ForTwo Coupe. With this finish Smart highlights that customers of the latest gasoline models will benefit from a discount applied on the included equipment of 39%.
2018 – SMART EQ FORTWO NIGHTSKY EDITION
Smart will also be part of the EQ electric car family that was started by Mercedes-Benz under the auspices of Daimler. In fact, they will be the first EQ models to go on sale. And to celebrate this occasion the German brand decided to introduce a special edition called Nightsky Edition. It will be available for Smart’s three electric cars, which will now adopt the EQ acronym in their names. The new Smart EQ ForTwo, EQ ForTwo Cabrio and EQ ForFour show a more stylish, urban and stylized image thanks to the differentiating details provided by the Nightsky special edition. Regardless of the vehicle chosen, they all have a common denominator. They feature a body painted in black that combines very interestingly with the details in blue. A characteristic feature of EQ models. The body panels, the Tridion safety cell and the front grille are black in color. In addition, the ForTwo Cabrio also has a black hood. As standard, the three models are equipped with the Brabus Style package for the exterior, which features a front spoiler, new side skirts and a new rear aerofoil. All in shiny black. The exterior rear-view carcasses were painted Pacific Blue and the two urban two-seaters fit 16-inch Brabus Monoblock VIII alloy wheels. In the passenger compartment the two-tone environment is maintained. In addition, different elements such as lever shifter and handbrake levers, door sill plates and sport pedals come from Brabus specialists. The standard equipment is another of the most relevant features of this special edition, since it has the confort package with object holder, in addition to the LED & sensor package. Leaving aside the new Smart EQ ForTwo Edition Nighsky, if we take a look at the four-seat model, it draws attention to its image that combines black as the main color with the same blue details mentioned earlier. In addition, it shares some traits with the Smart ForFour Crosstown, which gives the Smart electric car an air type SUV. It also has a complete equipment, where the Sleek Style package stands out. Over the next few days the new Smart EQ ForTwo, ForTwo Cabrio and ForFourNightsky Edition will be on display at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show where they can be seen live. Its marketing will start from the second half of this year.
2018 – SMART FOREASE CONCEPT
The Paris Motor Show 2018 is already around the corner and manufacturers are quick to present the news that will be leading to the French automobile event that will happen from next October 4. The German manufacturer celebrates its twentieth anniversary and for that occasion prepared this new conceptual work that will be presented in the Paris hall. It is a prototype that pays homage to two other roadsters that Smart presented as prototypes earlier, the Crossblade of the year 2001 and the Forspeed exhibited in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. The Smart Forease Concept is a two-seat roadster based on the Fortwo Cabrio, which stands out for its open body, its small windshield, in addition to new format bumpers, specific design protection bars, new grille, new headlights main and new 3D drawing taillights. The interior of this prototype has also been subject to revision, as it has a unique design steering wheel, upholstery in green color, and specific trims for this version, including air vents of the air conditioner with hive screen, aluminum pedals, etc. The manufacturer has not provided technical details about this new conceptual work, but it is understood that like the convertible version of the Fortwo on which it is based, the car is powered by a 60 kW (80 hp) electric motor and a maximum torque of 160 Nm, enough to reach a top speed of 130 km / h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 11.8 seconds. To know more details of this new conceptual work of Smart will have to await its official presentation that will happen next week in the city of Paris. At the moment it is not known if this prototype will become a model of production, just as timely occurred with the Crossblade presented in 2001, which eventually reached the market in a limited series of 2,000 copies.
2018 – SMART FORTWO BRABUS 125R EDITION
Brabus is almost always synonymous with powerful and radical creations based on Mercedes-Benz models. But the German coach also modifies the Smart line, creating versions in partnership with the brand and others of their full car cover waterproof. Named Brabus 125R, this pocket rocket is based on the Smart ForTwo Cabrio and has been transformed into an authentic ‘urban rocket’. The 898 cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine started to generate 125 horsepower and 200 Nm of maximum torque. The Brabus usually offers much more impressive numbers, but it should be remembered that from the factory this model produces 72 hp and 91 Nm. This significant increase in power, due to a new air filter, new intercooler, new modified ECU and a new exhaust system, allows the Brabus 125R to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.2 seconds and reach 175 km / h, an electronic limit defined by Brabus itself. In addition to this increase in power, the German trainer equipped the Smart with an aerodynamic kit and a set of 16 (front) wheels and 17 (behind) inches that give it a more aggressive and more sporty image. But the exterior looks complete with a new sports suspension that leaves the 125R about 30 mm closer to the ground and with a huge rear diffuser that accommodates a triple central exhaust outlet that makes this Brabus not go unnoticed. Brabus has already confirmed that it will only produce 125 copies of the 125R, and in Germany each copy has a price of 39,900 euros.
2018 – SMART FORTWO EDITION PUREBLACK
The new Smart Forease Concept is not the only novelty that the German brand has led to the Paris Motor Show 2018. Taking advantage of its presence in this relevant automobile event and the celebration of its 20th anniversary this year, Smart also decided to introduce an interesting new special limited edition of its small and attractive two-seat urban car. This is the new Smart ForTwo Edition PureBlack. The exterior of the new Smart ForTwo Edition PureBlack, as its name implies, is a ‘black sea’ where the matte black finishes contrast in a peculiar manner with various details in bright black and red. It is also important to note the finish presented on the grill and the beautiful 16-inch alloy wheels along with the emblem of this special series.
Regarding the interior of the Smart ForTwo Edition PureBlack, a passenger compartment appears where black leather upholstery with contrasting red stitching helps create a more welcoming environment. The sports-style steering wheel is also upholstered in leather. Nor can we ignore the velvet carpets and the complete equipment used by this edition of the Smart ForTwo. Among the equipment there are the Comfort, Stowage Space and LED & Sensor packages. The Cool & Media package will also be available at the factory. Thanks to this the Smart ForTwo Edition PureBlack will feature heated seats, automatic climate control and the panoramic roof with sun protection, among many other things. Regarding the mechanical part, breaking a little with the line followed by Smart to this day, this new special limited edition will be offered with internal combustion engines, as well as in a fully electric version. In the first case it will have a gasoline engine of 0.9 liters with 90 hp and 135 Nm, or a block of 1.0 liter with 71 hp and 91 Nm. In relation to the pure electric version, it is propelled by an engine of 82 hp and 160 Nm. The commercialization of the new Smart ForTwo Edition PureBlack will begin in a few months in Europe and deliveries will begin in the first half of 2019. As you approach your release date Smart will provide the rest of the details about this limited special edition. That is, your complete serial equipment, as well as all your prices.
2018 – SMART FORTWO ELECTRIC DRIVE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
In just a few days the 2018 Detroit Motor Show will open its doors. The first major auto event of the year will bring together a significant number of top-level manufacturers and brands. One of them that will be at the event is Smart, which will take advantage of the American salon to celebrate its 10th anniversary in the United States. A decade ago Smart officially landed on the American market, and the best way to celebrate that date is with a special edition of one of its most relevant models: the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive. In the image we can see the aspect that will have this special edition ’10th Anniversary Edition’ of ForTwo ED. The small urban electric appears with an exterior where undoubtedly highlights the new work of painting. The ‘Sapphire Blue’ metallic color is also used in the safety cell and other relevant elements such as the front grille. The result is quite interesting, as few external details continue to have a black finish to create some contrast. In addition to painting, the Smart ForTwo ED 10th Anniversary Edition offers two options of 16-inch Monoblock VII alloy wheels, signed by Brabus and in Gray Anthracite. It has also been equipped with some elements of the German preparer, such as the rugs and the lever of the shift lever, which give a sporty touch to the whole of the vehicle. Mechanically there is no change, so it continues to be propelled by an electric motor of 60 kW (82 hp) and 160 Nm, powered by a 17.6 kWh battery that gives it a range of 160 kilometers (NEDC cycle). The small German electric model is capable of reaching a top speed of 130 km / h. Following its launch at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show, this special edition will be available on the American Smart ForTwo ED line. It will add up to $ 1,950 over the basic model price and will go on sale for a limited period of time.