Mercedes-Benz patented the design of new Smart Speedster

Article by Christian A., on January 12, 2011

Mercedes-Benz has patented the design of the Speedster, a new concept version of the Fortwo city car from daughter company Smart. Its ultra compact open top is reminiscent of the earlier limited edition Smart CrossBlade by giving it a cut down windscreen and no obvious provision for a roof of any sort.

But before you get your hopes up, the Speedster is a pure concept and won’t be used to inspire a future production car. Its launching will be at the Geneva motor show in March and it will share its all-electric E-drive drivetrain with the Smart E-cell.

The Speedster may appear to have the same dimensions as the current model with a length of 2695mm and a width of 1560mm but in Mercedes-Benz’s latest computer generated patent images, it seems to have gained wider tracks front and rear.

The puristic two-seater also was given several new design details, including a larger grille, rounded head and tail lamps, altered surfacing treatment as well as unique step in the waistline.

The look of the Speedster is enhanced by twin roll over hoops integrated into the Smart’s exposed steel safety cell.

Mercedes is developing a third-generation Fortwo lineup in partnership with Renault. The initial coupe and cabriolet versions are expected to start selling in 2012. [via autocar]

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