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Daimler updates its smart fortwo, adds micro hybrid start-stop

Daimler updates its smart fortwo, adds micro hybrid start-stop

Starting in October, smart's fortwo will get an update that includes a new micro hybrid drive (MHD) system to aid a pair of petrol engine variants. The micro hybrid system consists of start-stop technology, which the company says is good for an 8% reduction in emissions. Around the same time, the... read more

July 11, 2008 by
 
Smart to sell fortwo in China by mid-2009

Smart to sell fortwo in China by mid-2009

The speed of growth in the Chinese auto market is difficult to comprehend because the scale of it is beyond anything known in Europe or North America, especially coupled with... read more April 19, 2008 by


 
Crash tests show ForTwo not so smart

Crash tests show ForTwo not so smart

Incredible demand has created a waiting list for buyers trying to get their hands on a Smart ForTwo in its first year of official U.S. sales. Strong fuel efficiency, easy... read more April 3, 2008 by


 
Smart unveils 'limited two' fortwo

Smart unveils 'limited two' fortwo

Smart has unveiled its 'limited two' model at the Geneva Motor Show. The limited two is a special edition version of the Smart fortwo and will only be produced as a limited... read more March 4, 2008 by


 
Comeback planned for Smart ForFour

Comeback Planned For Smart Forfour

The Smart brand has just been launched in the U.S. and with preorder sales already beating expectations Mercedes officials think it’s time to bring back the ForFour... read more January 31, 2008 by


 
Chinese Smart ForTwo knockoff stirs up Bologna

Chinese Smart ForTwo knockoff stirs up Bologna

Martin Motors, the European importer of the Bubble, decided to show the car at Bologna - in the parking lot - despite a court order prohibiting its attendance. The import... read more December 10, 2007 by


 
Smart ForTwo supermini scores 4-star rating in Euro NCAP crash test

Smart ForTwo supermini scores 4-star rating in Euro NCAP crash test

Despite its diminutive size the Smart Fortwo supermini has achieved a four out of five star rating in the latest Euro NCAP’s Adult Occupant crash tests, putting it in... read more October 24, 2007 by


 
Smart ForTwo creator plans second car

Smart ForTwo creator plans second car

The man originally behind the concept of Smart cars, Swatch chairman Nicolas G. Hayek, has said he’s planning to build a new, greener car. Hayek's previous auto... read more September 6, 2007 by


 
Smart Fortwo poses safety fears in US

Smart Fortwo poses safety fears in US

DaimlerChrysler’s tiny Smart car is a popular model for tackling Europe’s tight inner-city streets and exorbitant fuel prices, but in the US, where it’s... read more July 13, 2007 by


 
Smart Fortwo to get stop-start technology

Smart Fortwo to get stop-start technology

Daimler will be testing the waters with its own automatic stop-start fuel-saving technology when it introduces an updated Fortwo minicar later this year. Already introduced... read more June 1, 2007 by


 
BRABUS smart fortwo and Xclusive

BRABUS smart fortwo and Xclusive

Popular Mercedes Benz tuner BRABUS will be displaying two new modified versions of the second-generation smart fortwo at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. The German... read more February 22, 2007 by


 
Smart goes electric

Smart goes electric

Despite the disappointing sales of Smart globally, DaimlerChrysler is pushing ahead with its plan to equip the petite city cars with electric motors. The lightweight and... read more July 12, 2006 by


 
 

 
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