What am I looking at?
This week’s special edition Smart Fortwo.
Smart is stalling for time before its new Fortwo, co-developed with Renault, arrives some time next year. BoConcept is the latest – before that it was Cityflame, before that it was Edition21, then the ForJeremy, the Iceshine, the Nightorange, the Lightshine…
So what’s new?
The usual: a special paint finish (crystal white), some alloys (9-spoke), some exterior trimmings (light lemon mirror caps) and a uniquely-trimmed interior. Designed in conjunction with Danish interior design specialist BoConcept, the Fortwo has tobacco brown leather seats, quilted grey fabric (also found on the dashboard and door panels) and lemon stitching.
What powers it?
Unfortunately, just the base 71-horsepower ‘mhd’ unit. At 65.7 mpg it’s economical and it’s also free to tax, but there’s not enough power to overcome the Fortwo’s perpetual bugbear: the jerky automated-manual transmission.
Smart calls it “a stylish mix of contemporary design and style for urban living”. We’d call it “nice enough, but how about giving us the new one already?”
How much will it cost me?
11,940 for the coupe and 13,440 for the cabrio. That’s about 500 more than the Cityflame edition but a good few grand more than the value-centric Edition21.
What could I buy instead?
When can I buy one?
Now. But unless you’re a big Smart fan, we’d recommend hanging on for the next-generation car now.
In a line?
Smart Fortwo? More like dj vu…