Smart ForTwo Edition Limited Three

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

The new special edition of the car, which will be released by Smart and called the Edition Limited Three, comes with special interior colors and what they call a spring-like fresh interior design that is the main feature of the non-regular ForTwo. The car is powered by the microhybrid drive (mhs) system as standard.

Not like the regular hybrid, the mhd is not partially electric, but a designation used by Smart to refer to its powerplant start-stop system which is said to lower emissions by up to 8 percent in the total cycle and up to 20 percent for city driving.

The Edition Limited Three comes with 15-inch alloy wheels with 6 spokes and are clothes with 175/55 and 195/50 tires at the front and rear, correspondingly, for a more athletic appearance and enhanced goad grip.

For the finishing touch aluminum-like limited three logos are mounted on the mirror triangle. The interior design receives melon green metallic colors, an exclusive fabric in shades of brown and an instrument panel clothes in dark brown leatherette.

The Edition Limited Three comes in coupe and cabrio vaersions and prices begin at 15,500 Euros ($19,800) and will be available for sale after the Geneva Motor Show next week. No planned sales for the US though at this time as the car was confirmed to be available only in Europe.

The Smart Fortwo Edition Limited Three -- derived from the "passion" equipment version of the two-seater hatchback – features an environment-friendly micro hybrid drive (mhd) technology as standard, along with an intelligent automatic start/stop system.

As soon as brakes are applied, the speed of the Smart Fortwo Edition Limited Three drops below 8 km/h and the vehicle's control electronics will shut down its 52kW (71 hp) engine. Control electronics will restart the engine in the fraction of a second when the brake pedal is depressed.

Since this system -- tailored to the automated manual transmission -- is fully automatic, there is no need for the driver to shift gears or work on the clutches. The Smart Fortwo Edition Limited Three is available as a coupé and a cabriolet.

Interestingly, the Smart Fortwo Edition Limited Three features a soft-touch automatic gear program, air conditioning with automatic temperature control and electric windows. The coupé version comes with a panoramic roof with sunblind.

Standard equipment includes dashboard instruments and the radio 9. Customers may avail of a number of optional features like power steering, a lockable glove compartment and heated seats as well as an smart sound system with five high quality loud speakers and a smart MP3 interface.

Press Release

smart fortwo special model

A special edition of the smart fortwo will be celebrating its world premiere at the 79th Geneva Motor Show. The "edition limited three" boasts exclusive, elegant paintwork and a spring-like fresh interior design concept. Thanks to mhd technology as standard, the cult two-seater car combines a chic appearance with outstanding environmental friendliness. The smart fortwo "edition limited three" will be produced as a limited series.

smart is welcoming the spring with a special series featuring melon green metallic paintwork and extensive equipment, thus continuing the tradition of smart special models. The new special finish of the spring model injects a fresh shot of colour for the new season and harmonises with the tridion safety cell. The 15 inch alloy wheels in a sporty six-spoke design fitted with tyres measuring 175/55 R15 at the front and 195/50 R15 at the rear are a further eye-catching feature. The exterior look is rounded off by aluminium-effect "limited three" logos in the mirror triangle.

The interior boasts an unusual, fresh design concept in terms of colours and materials. Here, the melon green metallic colour scheme is continued in an exclusive fabric design with shades of brown creating a stylish contrast, for example on the seats and in the door trim. The instrument panel featuring dark brown leather-effect details also continues the fresh play of colours that contrast with the green fabric. The 3-spoke sports steering wheel with steering wheel gearshift is covered with dark brown leather, as is the gear knob. Shimmering matt silver trim parts round off the harmonious impression of the interior.

The new edition, which is available as a coupé and a cabriolet, is based on the "passion" equipment variant. Among other features it comes with softouch automatic gear programme, electric windows, air conditioning with automatic temperature control, and for the coupé a panoramic roof with sunblind. The standard equipment of the "edition limited three" also includes dashboard instruments and the radio 9. Power steering, heated seats, a lockable glove compartment and the smart sound system with five high quality loud speakers and a smart MP3 interface are optionally available.

The special series of the new smart fortwo also places a focus on "green" when it comes to the environment thanks to micro hybrid drive (mhd) technology as standard with an intelligent and user-friendly automatic start/stop system. The control electronics shut down the 52kW /71 hp engine as soon as the driver brakes and the vehicle's speed falls below 8 km/h - for example when approaching traffic lights. The engine starts again in the fraction of a second when the driver releases the brake pedal. The system is perfectly tailored to the automated manual transmission of the smart fortwo and is fully automatic - the driver does not need to do any clutchwork or gear shifting.

The automatic start/stop system reduces the combined fuel consumption by approximately eight percent (NEDC consumption per 100 km: coupé: 4.4 litres, cabrio: 4.5 litres). It also reduces the CO2 emissions to 104 grams per kilometre for the coupé and 106 grams per kilometre for the cabrio version. Fuel savings of up to almost 20 percent are possible in urban traffic with frequent stop-and-go situations.

The special model "edition limited three" costs €15,470 as a coupé and €18,510 as a cabrio (German list price incl. VAT).

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