The Smart brand celebrates a decade of business in the United States in 2018, and the brand marks the milestone by launching the 10th Anniversary Edition on the Fortwo Coupe Electric Drive this year.
The special model comes in the exclusive shade Sapphire Blue Metallic, and 10th Anniversary badges decorate the exterior. The vehicle also gets a set of 16-inch Brabus Monoblock VII wheels with a Matte Anthracite Grey finish. The color combination with the dark body and bright wheels gives the little car a handsome appearance.
Inside, the changes aren't so significant. The only changes are Brabus-supplied parts for the shift knob and floor mats. The Sport Package comes standard on the 10th Anniversary Edition models, which adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel and brushed stainless steel pedal covers
The 10th Anniversary Edition adds $1,950 to the vehicle's price. It'll debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and will be on sale soon.
The Fortwo Coupe Electric Drive uses a 17.6 kilowatt-hour battery that provides an EPA-estimated range of 58 miles (93 kilometers). A full charge from a conventional outlet requires 16.5 hours. Its 80-horsepower (60-kilowatt) electric motor gets the little vehicle to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 11.4 seconds. The electric Fortwo can reach a top speed of 81 mph (130 kph).
Smart is currently transitioning to being a fully electric brand in the United States. The big change will cause around three quarters of the brand's dealers in the country to stop selling its products. The switch has already had an effect on Smart's sales by causing deliveries to dip 50.6 percent year over year to 3,071 units in 2017 versus 6,211 of them in 2016.
Gallery: Smart Fortwo Electric Drive 10th Anniversary Edition
smart celebrates 10th Anniversary with Special Edition
smart 10th Anniversary Edition available for limited time
Jan 10, 2018 – Atlanta2018 marks 10 years of smart sales in the United States (2008-present), and to recognize this milestone, a 10th Anniversary Edition 2018 smart fortwo electric drive coupe will be available for a limited time during model year 2018. The smart 10th Anniversary Edition will make its U.S. premiere at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Available for passion and prime trime lines of the fortwo electric drive coupe, the 10th Anniversary Edition features edition-exclusive Sapphire Blue Metallic paint for body panels, tridion safety cell and front grille. The Edition will also feature exclusive 10th Aniversary badging in place of trim badges, a BRABUS shift knob and BRABUS floor mats with custom stitching. The Anniversary Edition also gives the car a more aggressive look with 16" BRABUS Monoblock VII wheels in Matte Anthracite Grey and Sport Package as standard.
smart is the first automobile brand in the U.S. to convert to an all-electric strategy for 2018. The smart fortwo electric drive continues to make opting into electric mobility more attractive, combining overall agility with emission- free driving. The smart fortwo electric drive cabrio also continues to be the only electric convertible on the market and the world's most efficient convertible.
|smart electric drive||fortwo coupe||fortwo cabrio|
|Motor||three-phase synchronous motor|
|Battery capacity (kWh)||17.6|
|Output electric motor (hp)||80|
|Torque electric motor (lb-ft)||118|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph (sec)||11.4||11.7|
|Range in miles (EPA)||58||57|
|Maximum speed (mph)||81|
|Charging time, home socket (120V/12A)||0-80%: 13 hours est. 0-100% 16.5 hours est.|
|Charging time, wallbox||0-80%: 2.5 hours|
|(240V/32A)||0-100%: 3 hours|
Available as a $1,950 option, the smart 10th Anniversary Edition will make its U.S. premiere at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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