The Smart ForTwo Cabrio is one of the innovations that Daimler will take the Frankfurt Motor Show. The convertible retains the same 3-cylinder engine and 0.9 liters with 71 or 90 hp.
P I ittle by little they get to know all the innovations that will be present in the Motor Show in Frankfurt to be held in a couple of weeks. Now it was Daimler which unveiled what will be one of the novelties in the German classroom. This is the Smart Fortwo Cabrio, variant a small open second generation citadino sky.
The convertible is based on next-generation ForTwo, a model that has been developed jointly with Renault Group , which shares a platform and many mechanical and structural elements with the next-generation Renault Twingo .
From the brand ensure that structural rigidity is unprecedented for the model, which it is the Smart Cabrio more rigid in history model. Its torsional stiffness has been improved by 15% over the outgoing model.
The roof can be opened automatically in 12 seconds.
Like the model it replaces, the new Smart ForTwo Cabrio uses the same solution for your roof, that is, a folding top maintaining the pillars B.
The chances of opening the hood are varied, as you can simply withdraw the ceiling or can be folded inside the luggage compartment for driving 100% open, though side roof rails should be removed manually. The fabric roof is available in three colors that can be combined with the color chosen for the body. The canvas can be blue, red or black and the hood can be operated via remote control even from outside the car or be opened in only 12 seconds by pressing a button from the cockpit, even with the vehicle in motion.
Mechanically no different from the hardtop model. The engine, located in rear position is based on a block 3-cylinder and 999 cubic centimeters, which pays its aspirated 71 horses force, with 91 Nm of torque at 2,850 rpm.
But also offers a turbo variant, also three-cylinder, but with 898 cc and a power of 90 horsepower and 135 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm, in both cases associated system start & stop to improve energy efficiency and thus to a 5-speed manual transmission as an automatic double-clutch six.
His arrival in the main European markets is planned for early 2016.
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