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Stuttgart, August 28, 2015

Already in 1999 came the launch of the smallest Seriencarbio on European roads. The launch of the first generation of the Smart Cabrio early 2000 then took place 15 years ago. After two model changes in the years 2006 and 2010 and the rather crazy Smart Crossblade 2002, the tiny outdoor experience is now in the fourth round. At the IAA 2015 in Frankfurt ( September 17 to 27 ), the manufacturer shows the new Smart Cabrio, which will be available for purchase from mid-November 2015 and rolled out in February 2016 dealers.

Reinforced Body parts

When closed, the Convertible is no different from the counterpart without open-air function. Also, the Cabrio is 2.69 meters long, 1.66 meters wide and 1.55 meters high. By eliminating the roof, the body had to be strengthened in other places, however. The modifications include a large steel cross under the vehicle, two Torsionsschottwände front and rear and an inner tube in the A-pillars made ​​of high-strength steel.

Closed, folding roof, convertible

By pressing a button, the new Smart Cabrio transformed from closed two-seater to a car with a large folding sun and by the removable roof spars ( can stow it in a compartment in the tailgate ) to the convertible with soft top is fully open. When soft top can choose between three different colors. In twelve seconds, this can open or close ?? up to the maximum speed of up to 155 km / h or from the surrounding area by remote control. The rear window is heated and is made of glass. On request, a wind deflector is available.

Comfort and assistance

The Cabrio is also in the interior of the closed variant. The multimedia system can now connect with all major smartphones. In addition, stand ready numerous safety features: assistance systems such as a Crosswind Assist and Hill Start function are standard. As an option, a distance warning function and a lane departure warning order.

Model variants: Two engines, two transmissions

First, the convertible with two three-cylinder engines with 71 and 90 hp will be offered. Both engines can be combined with a five-speed manual gearbox or a dual-clutch transmission from the launch. In the version with 71 hp and DSG goes by the most time for the standard sprint from zero to 100 km / h: 15.5 seconds. Fastest reached the Smart Fortwo Cabrio with 90 hp and manual transmission highway speed: 10.8 seconds stopped the manufacturer. When consuming all models are at 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers, with 90 hp and DSG figure is only 4.2 liters . (ml)