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>> If you want to feel it,youve got to drive it.The sight of a smart roadster orsmart roadster-coup will leaveyou spellbound. So jump in and try it out. smart has revived theroadster classics of the 50s and 60s with the dynamic smartroadster and the elegant smartroadster-coup. These lightweight,puristic cars deliver a thrillingexperience behind the wheel andrecreate the open, direct andauthentic roadster driving feel ofthe past. The smart roadster andthe smart roadster-coup alsoremain true to the unique andinnovative approach behind theoriginal smart city-coup.
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Engine & Technology 08
Models & Colours 16
Roof Variants 18
Standard Equipment 20
BRABUS Models 26
BRABUS Standard Equipment 30
Optional Equipment 32
Option Packages 36
Accessories, BRABUSTuning & smartcare 38
Tables & Technical Data 42
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Change gear, foot to the floor the smart roadster and smart roadster-coup have been built for a single purpose uncompromising driving pleasure. Youll experience a totally new feeling behind the wheel, thanks to the wide tyres andwheel-at-each-corner stance, the short overhangs, the classic mid-engine/rear wheel drive layout, the low centre ofgravity and good weight distribution. All these ingredients add up to give direct handling and outstanding corneringperformance - sheer driving pleasure.
>> Driving pleasure has nothing to do with horsepower.
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>> Speed is measured atthe rate of your pulse.Forget your speedometer and trustyour instincts to tell you how fastyou are going! The smart roadsterand smart roadster-coup setnew standards with their compactdimensions and lightweightmaterials. Offering the ultimatedriving experience, theyll ensurethat youre in tune with the roadbeneath you. The feeling behindthe wheel of the smart roadster orsmart roadster-coup is similar todriving the sprightly two-seatersof the 1950s and 1960s, but thestandards of refinement, emissionsand safety are truly 21st Century.
>> The lower the weight, the higher the performance.The smart roadster and smart roadster-coup weigh in at approximately 800 kg,ensuring dynamic performance and a first-class driving experience. The lightweightdesign results in lower levels of inertia than in bigger cars, allowing the smartroadster and smart roadster-coup to change direction with great speed andagility. This cornering prowess ensures the smart roadster and smart roadster-
coup offer a handling performance on a par with more expensive sports cars. Evenin fast bends, the roadsters exhibit exceptional directional stability whilst huggingthe road surface. The particularly low centre of gravity and an overall height ofaround 1.2 metres also contribute to this excellent cornering performance.
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The power/weight ratio is obtained by dividing a cars horsepower by its kerb weight. For the smartroadster, whose weight of around 790 kg combineswith a power output of 80 bhp (60 kW)*, this ratio is animpressive 101 bhp/tonne. This will get the thumbs-upfrom those who know a thing or two about cars, as thehigher this value, the more lively a cars performanceand the greater the enjoyment behind the wheel.
bhp/tonne = power/weight ratio.
Not an ounce of excess weight under the bonnet:The particularly light, mid-mounted suprex turboengine weighs just 60 kg. Its cubic capacity of 698 ccproduces a power output of 80 bhp (60 kW)*, while theBRABUS models boast an power output of 101 bhp (74 kW)*. The cars light weight ensures excellent fueleconomy. Whats more all smart roadster enginesmeet the stringent requirements of the EU4 exhaustgas standard.
The suprex turbo engine.
*in accordance with directive 1999/99/EC
>> Changing gear the smart way.The softip automated sequential 6-speed transmission offers close ratios andan optimised gear change action. The smart roadster, roadster-coup and theBRABUS models also feature the softouch fully automatic gear programme, handywhen a more relaxed driving experience is required. The kickdown function
available in this mode enables the driver to shift down a gear or twoautomatically, using the accelerator. This means that you can take fulladvantage of safe overtaking opportunities.
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Softip & softouch.
Changing gear without using the clutch: The softipautomated sequential 6-speed transmission changesup and down electronically in response to a gentletap on the lever. When stationary, the softip modechanges automatically into first gear. Press a button
to switch to the softouch fully automatic gearshift withkickdown function. The gear ratios and shift pointshave been designed to respond perfectly to varyingdriving characteristics. Automatic or manual thechoice is yours!
Steering wheel gearshift.Go for the sportiest option, the 3-spoke sports steering wheel with integrated gearshift. This option enables youto change up and down swiftly by means of two paddles on the steering wheel without using the clutch. This meansthat your hands stay on the wheel for maximum safety when cornering, and you can revert to shifting with the gearlever whenever you wish. The smart roadster BRABUS and smart roadster-coup BRABUS feature steering wheelgearshift as standard.
>> Safety doesnt happen by accident.In an emergency, things tend to happen more quickly than expected. Fortunately,the safety systems of the smart roadster and the smart roadster-coup are alwayson hand to protect you. The electronic stability programme (esp) will swiftlyintervene if its sensors detect that the driver is losing control of the car. Forexample, if the rear end threatens to break away, the car understeers, a wheelspins or loses contact with the road. esp immediately reduces the engine torqueand selectively brakes individual wheels to stabilise the car. Hydraulic brake
assist makes a decisive contribution to driving safety too. The esp sensors candetect when youre attempting to perform an emergency stop and apply maximumbraking effort to bring the vehicle to a halt quickly, even if you havent pressedthe pedal hard enough. Hydraulic brake assist can save you those vital metres in atricky situation. abs with electronic brake-force distribution also enables you tosteer around obstacles, even during heavy braking.
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1. The collapsible steering columnretracts telescopically in the event of a head-on collision. The largespace between the occupants and the dashboard provides room for thepassengers to decelerate safely.
2. If a certain level of impact isexceeded, the belt tensioner willreduce any slack in just a fewmilliseconds. The belt force limitercarefully releases more belt beforetoo much pressure is exerted onthe chest.
3. Each model is equipped withfull-size airbags as standard.Side airbags, are available as an individual option or as partof the Safety Plus package.
If you find yourself shaking in your open-top smart roadster or smart roadster-coup, it can only be down tothe cold weather. The robust structure of the tridion safety cell puts an end to the infamous jitters commonto convertibles on uneven roads. The steel cell offers outstanding flex resistance and torsional rigidity toensure a high level of safety in collisions even when the top is open, and complies with DaimlerChryslersstringent passive safety standards. At speeds of up to 9 mph (15 km/h), the deformable steel crash boxes andtransverse members made of extruded aluminium sections ensure that the tridion remains undamaged.Damaged parts can be replaced quickly.
Discreet but effective: safety seats with integral seat belts. These sturdy seats consist of a modular steelstructure with integrated headrests. Hill start assist keeps you sitting pretty on hill starts by preventingyou from rolling backwards when you move your foot from the brake to the accelerator pedal. Whilst drive lockkeeps you safe from outside intruders while youre on the road. The central locking is automatically activatedwhen the cars speed exceeds 9 mph (15 km/h), and can be unlocked at any time at the touch of a button.
tridion safety cell.
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Every detail of the smart roadster and smart roadster-coup is unmistakably smart. The design is a testimony to the factthat beauty is a question of proportion. The roadsters feature distinctive, uncompromising lines, sporty styling and deliveran authentic roadster feeling.
>> An eye for design.
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shine yellow spice red star blue metallic1
shine yellow spice red star blue metallic1
shine yellow spice red star blue metallic1
The tridion safety cell comes in black asstandard. A silver tridion is available as anoption.
This model has a silver tridion safety cell asstandard. Alternatively, the black version isavailable at no extra charge.
>> If you cant decide, why not have more than one?Whichever colour you choose from the 6 available, you cant go wrong. The smarttwo-colour concept with tridion safety cell and bodypanels means double thechoice of colour combinations for your smart roadster or smart roadster-coup.
The colours of all bodypanels beautifully complement the black or silver of thetridion safety cell.
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