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Virtual Test Drives Offered for the smart fortwo cabrio

The smart division is gearing itself or the arrival of the fortwo cabriolet in showrooms on March 10 this year. To hype the upcoming mini-convertible, the company launched its “Open for anything!” creative theme. In addition, smart also offers the “Virtual Test Experience” for fans and potential buyers. According to the Global Media Site of Daimler, the virtual test drive allows the person occupying the smart fortwo cabrio a way to experience the benefits of summer, sunshine, and the exuberant enjoyment of life in a realistic way. A pair of virtual glasses are given to the driver to experience the mentioned scenarios. A 360-view is given to the driver by the… Continue Reading »

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Smart fortwo is the Greenest 2016 Car

The smart fortwo electric drive once again bags the distinction of being the greenest vehicle under the 2016 model year. The recognition was given by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEE). According to The Globe and Mail, the smart fortwo also got the same distinction in the past two years, making it a recipient of the title for three consecutive years. The recognition was handed by the ACEE this Wednesday. Among the other contenders to the title, which were all 2016 models, the carbon dioxide emission of the smart fortwo was only at 2.77 mpg. Because of that, the council gave it a score of 63. The figure… Continue Reading »

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Car2go suspends service in Miami

Daimler’s ride-sharing service car2go is suspending its service in Miami effective March 1, citing ‘soft demand’ in the area. That is despite some 32,000 individuals who have signed up for the service, which is backed by 300 smart vehicles for the Miami fleet. According to a company spokesperson, the $1 charge applied by the state for rental-car services is stifling car2go’s prospects. This is especially true because other ride-sharing platforms–such as Uber–as well as taxis are not subject to that same charge. $1 may not seem like much, but people who get used to ride-sharing services will depend on those services, and people will be discouraged by a constant $1 charge… Continue Reading »

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Products that Mercedes Will Highlight at Frankfurt Motor Show

With the Frankfurt Motor Show fast approaching, what can we expect from Mercedes-Benz? Here is a quick rundown on the products that will be highlighted in the event, as confirmed by Mercedes: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will be showcased in Frankfurt. The lineup will be highlighted by the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe and the C63 S Coupe models. Notably, the Edition 1 models of the cars will be making their appearance there. Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet Considered as one of the icings of the S-Class segment and the successor of the classic 220 SE Cabriolet, the convertible models of the lineup will finally be officially revealed to the public. The… Continue Reading »

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Smart ForTwo Cabriolet Unveiled Through Photos

The Smart ForTwo may not be within the level of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or other models of the brand for that matter, but it seems to be joining the cabrio craze this month. This September, the compact car division of Daimler will be unveiling its Smart ForTwo Cabriolet. The top-down smart car will make its debut alongside the more grand, heavily-hyped Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet. Then its sale will commence in February next year. According to the press release of the company, the upcoming Smart ForTwo Cabriolet measures 2.69 meters long, 1.66 meters wide, and 1.55 meters high. The figures truly make the car an ideal ride when it comes to big cities plagued… Continue Reading »

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Check Out This Awesome Parade of Smart Cars

A huge gathering of smart car owners was recently conducted at Hungaroring in an event called Smarttimes 2015. The autos were displayed and even paraded all over the Formula One race track. We are not sure how many participated in the event, but it was definitely a lot looking at the pictures taken by MB Passion. Based on photo above and the gallery below, there might be more than a hundred of them. The types of smart cars featured in the gathering were the Fortwo and Forfour. Different customization options could be seen in the cars. One of the notable smart cars on track was the lead vehicle featuring a police-type blinking roof… Continue Reading »

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NYPD Replaces Scooters with the Smart ForTwo Cars

Last month it was revealed that the New York City Police Department has been testing the Smart ForTwo. According to Business Insider, NYPD is planning to include the compact vehicle into its fleet in order to replace its aging three-wheel Cushman scooter units. The report said the Department decided to shift to the Smart car because of the comfort it can bring to its occupant. Compared to the scooter, the car will offer heating, air conditioning and one more seating capacity. In addition, NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton stated they found out that the cars were actually more maneuverable than scooters in many instances. He also added that the ForTwo were… Continue Reading »

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