Smart's latest limited-edition fortwo debuts in Geneva with green paint and a green spirit.

As more and more smart fortwos hit the streets, drivers of the microcars may begin to feel the need to stand out. That's where the company's limited edition trim packages come in. The latest special-edition smart fortwo scheduled to debut in Geneva will be green in color and in spirit. The "edition limited three" bows with unique green paint, a cheerfully redesigned interior and a standard stop-start system.

Like past smart special editions, the limited three starts with special paint. This time around, it's a handsome metallic melon green, accented by aluminum finished "limited three" badges and staggered-width fifteen-inch wheels. The limited three is available as a coupe or a cabriolet.

Inside, the melon green motif is continued, with color-matched fabric and dark brown leather accents on the steering wheel and shift knob. Matte silver trim is also liberally used, giving the limited three a distinctive look on the inside. The limited three is based on the fortwo's "passion" option package, so standard equipment includes smart's softouch automatic-manual transmission, power windows and automatic climate control. Coupe versions of the limited three also get a panoramic roof with a sunshade. Power steering, heated seats and an upgraded sound system are on the options list.

Keeping the limited three green at heart is the micro-hybrid drive (MHD) technology, which integrates a stop-start system. When the limited three's speed drops below eight km/h, the already frugal 52 kW/71 hp shuts down entirely. The engine restarts when the brake pedal is released. Smart claims fuel savings of 8 to 20 percent in stop-and-go traffic. CO2 emissions are also reduced.

The smart fortwo edition limited three bows in Geneva, with German pricing including VAT set at €15,470 for the coupé and €18,510 for the cabrio.

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