For a true roadster-like experience, the roof side bars are removable too, and can be stowed away in the folding boot lid so cargo space isn’t compromised. The roof can be finished in either black or red, the latter being a £115 option.
Smart fortwo cabrio Specs
The fortwo cabrio will be offered in three trim levels. Entry-level Passion trim includes 15-inch alloy wheels, climate control, and Bluetooth connectivity as standard. For an additional £695, the Prime adds heated seats trimmed in black leather, plus additional instrument pods featuring a clock and rev counter.
The Proxy costs the same as the Prime, and features 16-inch alloys, a colourful blue/white cloth interior, a leather steering wheel and sports suspension riding 10mm lower than standard. A chrome exhaust tip rounds off the changes.
Two additional option packs further enhance kit levels – the £795 Premium pack adds parking sensors, satellite navigation and an adjustable steering wheel. Premium Plus – a £1,295 option – adds LED headlamps, rain and light sensors and a reversing camera.
Smart fortwo cabrio engines
Like the roofed version, the fortwo cabrio is available with a choice of two engines. A 71hp 1.0-litre or a 0.9-litre turbocharged petrol with 90hp can be combined with either a five-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic – the latter a £995 option. The most frugal 0.9-litre version returns a claimed 67.3mpg, with the 1.0-litre close behind at 65.7mpg.
Smart fortwo cabrio price and release date
The Smart fortwo cabrio will be priced from £13,265 – a £2,140 increase over the equivalent standard fortwo. Deliveries are expected to start in early 2016.