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Smart launches new fortwo cabrio range

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Smart has unveiled the cabriolet version of its fortwo hatchback ahead of its arrival in UK showrooms early next year.

Priced from £13,265, the new fortwo cabrio will be available in three trim levels – passion, prime and proxy – with an electrically-operated fabric roof which can be specified in black or red (£115).

Capable of folding away in 12 seconds, the new smart’s triple-layered soft top – including a glass rear screen – fully opens, while the roof side bars are removable and fit into the vehicle’s folding tailgate without encroaching into the boot space.

The fortwo cabrio is available with a 70bhp or 89bhp turbocharged engine with a new five-speed manual gearbox or twinamic six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission (£995).

Smart’s 70bhp engine returns up to 65.7mpg on the combined cycle, emits just 99 g/km of CO₂ and has a top speed of 94 mph.

The 89bhp turbocharged engine – which commands a £595 premium – claims up to 67.3mpg, 99g/km emissions and has a top speed of 96 mph.

At just 2.69 metres long, the compact dimensions of the fortwo cabrio promise to make it a capable city car, particularly in conjunction with a tiny 6.95m kerb-to-kerb turning circle.

The smart cabrio’s entry-level passion specification features 15 inch eight-spoke alloy wheels, automatic climate control; smart audio system with Bluetooth connectivity; and a choice of orange/black or grey/black interiors. 

Prime and proxy are priced at £695 over passion models.

The prime model comes with 15 inch five-twin-spoke black alloys with high sheen finish; black leather upholstery; and heated seats.

The proxy model is fitted with black 16 inch eight-Y-spoke alloy wheels. It also features a blue and white interior with Artico and cloth upholstery, and the Sports Package which includes: a leather multifunction steering wheel; sports suspension lowered by 10mm; rubber-studded brushed steel sports pedals and a chrome exhaust finisher.

Customers can also choose to upgrade with the choice of the Premium and Premium Plus Packages.  The Premium Package is available on passion, prime and proxy model lines (£795) and includes rear acoustic parking sensors; smart media system with navigation; and the Comfort package including a height adjustable steering wheel and heated, electrically adjustable door mirrors.

The Premium Plus Package which includes all the features of the Premium and Comfort Pack is available on the prime and proxy model lines only, for £1,295. It includes: ambient lighting; welcome home function; LED headlamps with enhanced LED daytime running lights; LED tail lights; rain and light sensors; and a rear-view camera.

Smart fortwo cabrio 2016

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