Mercedes-Benz has received some shit lately over the new Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabrio, which doesn’t jibe well for the tiny car subsidiary, which intends to sell only electric vehicles starting in 2018. But electric Smart cars make perfect sense—they’re meant for cities after all—and a new autonomous…
I instantly despised the first Smart ForTwo when it debuted. Smart my ass. No car should try to convince you that buying one was a good decision. However! The car grew on me and I finally drove the new one. Much to my great pleasure, it was a genuinely wonderful vehicle, though one with a few faults.
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You’d think that a car with an okay amount of horsepower for its size, a super short wheelbase and rear-drive would be able to hoon, and hoon quite easily. Why is this not the case with the EV Smart?
Fat wheel arches. A fat track. Electric blue paint. Electric blue seats. A big diffuser. Triple exhaust. A limited run of just 125 extremely rare examples. This is the Smart Brabus Ultimate 125, and it’s the world’s angriest mouse.
The Smart car is such shameful excess. So big. So bloated. So very emblematic of society’s insatiable desire for more than they need. Why would you need any more car than a classic Fiat 500?
The Smart ForTwo Cabriolet is, not shockingly, a Smart ForTwo with a retractable cloth top. It’s intended for hip urbanites who also want to put the top down on nice days and let the city filter in. While that’s a nice idea, sometimes cities smell like hot garbage. And also, the Smart ForTwo Cabrio is only good at…
We get sent videos all the time. Some are interesting, some are boring, you know the drill. We were sent this one of the 2016 Smart BRABUS ForTwo, and it seemed mildly interesting– watching a quick, stubby Smart haul ass is a good time. And then, at 41 seconds in, I SAW IT.
This was the Smart Crosstown concept car from 2003. It was like a regular Smart, but also, a mutant.
There’s something I genuinely love about the Brabus-ified Smart ForTwos. The very idea of a tuning company squeezing the most performance they can out of a tiny city car encapsulates the grand ridiculousness that is exactly what I love about cars. This latest microbeast looks pretty great, too, and is a solid 1/11th…
Lot of people say it was shitty, but I could find ways to have fun in a Smart Roadster.
If you’re looking to mix up both your image and your car, today is like Purim and Arbor Day all rolled up in one, because you can buy this remarkable six-wheeled, three-axled 2013 Smart ForTwo on eBay for just under 20 grand. Your new life begins now.
It’s the classic dilemma of being on a sailboat that has a 80-foot tall mast but needing to get under a bridge that only has a 65-foot clearance. The answer is obvious, right? Just strap some heavy bags to the mast so you bend the boat diagonal so it shortens the height of the ship. Instead of sailing straight, you’re…
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m really not the most objective person to be writing about the new 2016 Smart ForTwo. That’s not because of any loyalty to the company, but rather an innate fondness of the type of car: a rear-engined, small economy car. Decades ago, these were once everywhere, and now, in the U.S. at…
I was really excited when Google announced Android Auto last year. I spend a lot of time driving, and it sounded way safer and more convenient than sticking my phone to the dash. Eleven months later, I finally got to take it for a spin. The TL;DR version? I want it in my car, like, now. I bet you’d like it too.
I’m actually pretty excited about the newly redesigned Smart ForTwo. It’s based on the new Renault Twingo, and that platform is about as close to my ideal modern Beetle as anyone is likely to make any time soon. But what I want to point out is a detail, albeit a big one — the Smart’s phone dock system looks really…
Ladies and gentlemen, if you were wondering what the next generation of Smart models will look like, wonder no more. (Updated with more pictures).
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.