Manual model will go on sale next month.

The Smart ForTwo Cabrio is now available with a new five-speed manual transmission in Europe.

Set to be offered alongside the familiar twinamic dual-clutch gearbox, the five-speed manual is currently available to order and models equipped with the transmission are scheduled to arrive at dealerships in the middle of July.

Despite being positioned as an entry-level alternative, models equipped with the manual transmission boast a decent amount of standard equipment including cruise control, power windows / locks, and a power soft top.  The convertible also has LED daytime running lights, an immobilizer, and an exterior temperature display.

Under the hood, two different engines are available.  The entry-level 999cc three-cylinder produces 71 horsepower and 67 pound-feet of torque.  Unsurprisingly, the model is a bit slow as the dash from 0-62 miles per hour takes 14.9 seconds and the top speed is limited to 93 mph.

Buyers looking for something more powerful can opt for the turbocharged 898cc three-cylinder engine which cranks out 90 hp and 99 lb-ft of torque.  The extra power enables the convertible to run from 0-62 mph in 10.8 seconds before topping out at 96 mph.

Pricing starts at €14,305 in Germany including a 19% value added tax.

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Fresh-air fun now begins at 14,305 euros: New smart fortwo cabrio: now also with manual transmission

Böblingen. Manual or automatic – smart fortwo cabrio fans now have the choice: as an alternative to the versions with twinamic dual clutch transmission, the open-top two-seater is now available with a five-speed manual transmission. Orders can be placed now and the vehicles will be delivered to dealers in mid-July.

The new smart cabrio is the only genuine cabriolet in its vehicle class – and one of the most reasonably priced open-top vehicles to be had: fresh-air fun is available from a starting price of 14,305 euros[1] for the model with 52 kW engine and manual transmission. The starting price for the cabrio with a 66 kW engine is 15,200 euros.

The entry-level version of the smart cabrio already offers a comprehensive scope of equipment. This includes the electrically operated "tritop" soft top, LED daytime driving lights, central locking with radio remote control, visual locking-verification signal and immobiliser, cruise control with limiter (variable speed limitation), exterior temperature indicator with frost warning, instrument cluster with monochrome LCD display and trip computer, and electric windows.

The two new models at a glance:

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[1]Recommended retail prices for Germany, incl. 19% VAT.