New Generation smart fortwo electric drive on Sale from Early 2012

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With total production amounting to a five-figure number, the third generation smart fortwo electric drive will be available from the spring of 2012, in more than 30 countries around the world, the German auto giant announced today. "With the new generation the frequently cited "electric era" has finally arrived," stated Annette Winkler, Head of smart.

The third generation smart fortwo electric drive features a 55 kW electric motor that passes the 120 km/h mark. With a run of 0 to 100 km/h in less than 13 seconds, the city car can travel around 140 kilometres in city traffic without producing any local emissions.

Styling wise, the new generation comes with a larger radiator grille featuring the electric drive logo, stylish LED daytime driving lights below the headlamps, wider door sills and several modifications to the rear, as compared to its predecessor.

The new smart fortwo electric drive also comes in all smart colors and color combinations that are also available for the diesel and petrol models. However, the new colour fresh green brings crystal white body panels, white alloy rims, a green tridion cell, green mirror caps and numerous green accents in the interior which contrast with the black seats.

Other highlights of the third generation model include a fully automatic air conditioning with pollen filter and pre-air conditioning, the possibility to start the pre-air conditioning via the internet or a smartphone, electric windows and electrically adjustable door mirrors, a leather steering wheel, leather gear knob, entry line radio, power steering, 9-spoke alloy wheels and a luggage compartment cover. And let’s not forget about the new smart drive app for the iPhone.

As with the predecessor model in addition to the standard solid roof a glass roof and a cabrio version are available.
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