2016 Smart ForTwo And ForFour: These Are Them

Ladies and gentlemen, if you were wondering what the next generation of Smart models will look like, wonder no more. (Updated with more pictures). » 7/16/14 9:09am 7/16/14 9:09am

New Smart Design Sketches Show The Smart's Grown A Snout

The Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog (not a car-erotica site, sorry) has published a pair of pictures that show the look of the new Smart ForTwo, about a day before the car's official unveiling. It's a little more conventional, going to a two-box look, but it's also still the cheapest rear-engine car you can get in the US. » 7/15/14 1:34pm 7/15/14 1:34pm

This Might Be The 2015 Smart ForTwo And It Looks Way Different

Our eagle-eyed readers have caught Smart ForTwo development mules out testing before, but those looked like slapped-together botchjobs. These two, captured together outside a hotel in Illinois, look much closer to production, and much different from the current model. » 6/15/14 2:31pm 6/15/14 2:31pm

This Is Probably The World's Fastest Smart Car

Smart Cars are great if you live in a city and parking is tight but they aren't exactly what one might term as fast. Thankfully whoever made this monstrosity has the solution to that problem. I present to you, the Smart ForDragstrip. » 4/25/14 1:00pm 4/25/14 1:00pm

70% Of The New Renault Twingo Will Make It To America

The new Smart ForTwo will reach the US in August 2015, but the bigger ForFour will only join the party if there's enough demand to justify the homologation costs. » 3/27/14 3:20pm 3/27/14 3:20pm

Smart Doesn't Care About Selling Americans A Four-Seat Smart

Apart from the lack of speed and inept transmission, probably the biggest thing holding Smart's U.S. sales in the 9-10,000 units per year range is the limited model range. For the $13,000 entry price of a Smart Fortwo, there are several other four-door, four-seat tiny cars on the market. But it turns out Daimler isn't… » 1/20/14 2:00pm 1/20/14 2:00pm

This flying drone helicopter truck is a real life transformer

What is this? A flying drone? Eight flying drones? One flying helicopter? A moving room? A truck? It's a little bit of everything. Called the AT Black Knight Transformer, it combines the vertical takeoff and landing of a helicopter with the off-road driving capabilities of a truck. So yes, that means it can fly and… » 1/11/14 7:57am 1/11/14 7:57am

This 2015 Smart ForTwo Test Mule Looks Like A Storm Trooper's Helmet

One of our eagle-eyed readers with excellent camera-grabbing skills snapped us these pictures of a test mule leaving Mercedes-Benz' R&D campus near Ann Arbor, Michigan. The little car that sort of looks like a wheeled Storm Trooper's helmet is a mule for a new Smart. » 9/16/13 1:20pm 9/16/13 1:20pm

Mercedes Says No To Mini Fighter So Don't Encourage Them

Is there a way we can tell German automakers to stop carving new niches? We're already well past the point where the words to describe the type of car made any sense – Sports Activity Vehicle may have been the tipping point. But just because German automakers are creating rivals to BMW's British-made, British-branded… » 9/15/13 3:00pm 9/15/13 3:00pm

The Japanese Are Going Crazy For Ferraris

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 4/04/13 9:19am 4/04/13 9:19am

The Timeline Of A Pizza Delivery Smart Accident

We just got this from the Netherlands, where a pedestrian island outsmarted a pizza delivery man. Still, better than getting cold pizza! » 4/02/13 10:20am 4/02/13 10:20am

The largest smart event...in North America...

Believe it or not, there are a whole lot of smart owners here in North America. Possibly even more unbelievable are our yearly events taking place in various locations all over. » 3/12/13 2:54pm 3/12/13 2:54pm

ADAC Small Car Crash Test - Only the smart fortwo Protects Against…

One of the two greatest questions anyone will ask (or rather just assume) about the smart fortwo is, "Is it safe?" » 2/12/13 11:47am 2/12/13 11:47am

Can You Sell A Smart Car Though Social Media? Maybe You Can In China

Can you buy a car in 140 characters or fewer? I mean, the last time I bought a new car, it took weeks, if not months, to decide on a car and a color and then about four hours to drive and sit down with a grinning salesman before a deal was struck. It wasn't like I could just see a tweet and click. » 1/20/13 10:00am 1/20/13 10:00am

Smart's EV Recharging Plug Is Doing It Wrong

Electric cars are really still in their infancy. And, like infants, they've been really terrible about picking coherent standards to do things as a collaborative whole. Put any group of babies together and ask them to establish norms for, say, a standard unit of density, and what do they do? Wet themselves and shove… » 1/16/13 1:30pm 1/16/13 1:30pm

Someone Wants To Enter A Smart In The Dakar Rally

Don't give your change to that homeless man! Take back the five bucks you gave to that orphanage! There's a team trying to enter a Smart car into the grueling Dakar Rally and they need your money. » 12/27/12 2:00pm 12/27/12 2:00pm

Florida Police Department Using Smart Car Unironically

This photo of a Broward County Sheriff's Department Smart police car comes courtesy of a Floridian, who notes in his email "we set ourselves up for this one." Indeed you did. A Smart car to catch dumb criminals. Maybe less ironic and just more appropriate. » 11/23/12 11:00am 11/23/12 11:00am

Smart Explains How They Determined The Weight Of Emu Poop

The Smart brand made news this week when they smartly outmaneuvered a blogger on Twitter when he suggested the crap of a single bird could destroy one of the cars. Not so, they said. It would take 4.5 million pigeon poops to destroy a Smart. » 6/22/12 2:00pm 6/22/12 2:00pm

How A Car Company Won A Twitter Battle With A Poop Joke

Every automaker is bound to respond differently to an insulting comment lobbed at one of its cars: ignore it; lash out angrily; or just go along with what was said and try to make it funny. » 6/21/12 12:30pm 6/21/12 12:30pm

This Is Not A Smart Car

Car ownership is supposed to be a matter of some self-identity and pride. A good ride is an extension of your personality, a face to show a mechanized world. Add in a personalized license plate and you expect your car to speak your truth. » 1/24/12 4:30pm 1/24/12 4:30pm