OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Geneva, Switzerland, Mar 02, 2010
smart fortwo edition greystyle - New smart special model: Automotive individuality coupled with stylish sportiness
- Exclusive matt grey finish
- High quality interior equipment
- Sporty accents
The smart brand is continuing its series of exciting special models with the smart fortwo edition greystyle. Striking and yet stylish accents lend the new spring edition 2010 from smart a modern and dynamic appearance. The interior boasts an expressive look thanks to sporty contrasts and fine materials with a first class fit and finish. The exclusive matt dark grey finish and yellow mirror caps bearing the edition lettering are striking exterior features of the new smart fortwo edition greystyle. 6-spoke alloy wheels painted in the same colour as the bodypanels add to the sporty look of the new special model. The smart fortwo edition greystyle is available as a coupé and a cabrio with a 52 kW (71 hp) engine with micro hybrid drive technology or a 62 kW (84 hp) engine. This special edition of the smart fortwo with its familiar environmentally friendly smart technology and sporty ambitions also demonstrates that ecological sensitivity, a discerning individual style and joie de vivre are no contradiction.
The lifestyle brand smart stands for unconventional thinking, environmentally friendly technology, joie de vivre and a discerning sense of style. This has made the smart fortwo an avant-garde and successful trendsetter for urban mobility. The new special model edition greystyle combines state-of-the-art environmental technology and functionality with an extravagant, fresh appearance.
The new edition model reveals its ambitions at first glance. It features an exclusive matt grey finish combined with a black tridion cell as standard. 15 inch alloy wheels with six spokes are also exclusive to the special model, as are yellow mirror caps that bear the edition lettering and provide a dynamic contrast. Fog lights underline the sporty character of the special model and complement the distinctive exterior look.
The interior also boasts sporty esprit and a discerning style. An exclusive combination of fabric and leather with yellow accents and trim parts gleaming in yellow and matt chrome determine the ambience. The yellow accent colour is also found in the double stitching of the top quality nappa leather seats – the same leather used in premium Mercedes-Benz models. The gear knob and the three spoke sports steering wheel with steering wheel gearshift and yellow stitching are also covered with leather. They are exclusive to the edition greystyle and subtly emphasise its sportiness. The doors, kneepad and dashboard have a leather effect.
The standard equipment moreover includes exclusive floor mats featuring the edition logo and the MP3-compatible CD radio smart radio 9. Electric power steering, heated seats, a lockable glove compartment and the smart sound system with MP3 interface are optionally available.
The new smart fortwo edition greystyle is based on the passion coupé or the passion cabrio with a petrol engine and a choice of a 52 kW (71 hp) engine with micro hybrid drive technology or a 62 kW (84 hp) engine. Among other features the passion equipment line comes with softouch automatic gear programme, electric windows, air conditioning with automatic temperature control, and a panoramic roof with sunblind.
The new special model also demonstrates the smart fortwo style when it comes to environmental friendliness. Not only does it fulfil the strict exhaust gas standard EU 5, the 52 kW variant is moreover fitted with micro hybrid drive (mhd) technology as standard.
This clever and comfortable automatic start/stop system shuts down the 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 fully automatic – the driver does not need to do anything. In urban traffic with frequent stop and go situations, fuel savings of almost 20 percent are possible with mhd.
The special model smart fortwo edition greystyle is on sale from a price of €16,135 (German list price incl. VAT.).
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