Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:39

Mercedes-Benz Offering Most Affordable Convertible on the Market

ATLANTA, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA today announced pricing for the 2017 smart fortwo cabrio.  Arriving in U.S. dealers this fall, the smart fortwo cabrio will start at just $18,900, launching as the most affordable convertible on the market. A twinamic dual-clutch automatic transmission-equipped smart fortwo cabrio starts at $19,890.*

The introduction of the all-new smart fortwo cabrio represents the most expressive variant of the new model series.  Last offered as a 2015 model, the new smart fortwo cabrio is the only convertible priced under $20,000 available in the United States.  Customers can now park virtually anywhere and navigate narrow or city streets and highways effortlessly, all while enjoying the cabriolet lifestyle at an affordable cost. 

The open-top two-seater is three cars in one: at the touch of a button the new smart cabrio is transformed from a closed two-seater into a car with a large sliding canvas sunroof, or a full-fledged cabriolet with the soft top completely open.  This enables the fresh air driving experience to be adapted to the weather or the driver's mood.  This flexibility offered by the "tritop" folding soft top and the removable roof bars is a special class-leading feature.  At the same time, the new smart cabrio remains the only true cabriolet in its vehicle class.

Offered in passion, prime and proxy trims, the new cabrio will offer convertible soft-tops in black and dark red at no extra cost.  Quick and convenient to operate, the new power soft top operates at any speed and retracts in 12 seconds.  The roof bars store easily in the tailgate for a true top-down driving experience—a class-exclusive feature.

The new smart fortwo cabrio also offers unprecedented levels of customization. In addition to the introduction of three new tridion cell and two soft top colors, tridion cell and grille colors are also no longer linked to further allow customers to express and personalize their vehicle—and enjoy the cabrio lifestyle—at an affordable cost.

The new smart cabrio stands out for its innovation, intelligent design and safety features and best-in-class fuel efficiency.  The cabrio is poised to continue this pioneering role in its segment and will be available in U.S. dealerships this fall.

*Prices excludes $750 destination and delivery charge

About smart

smart, a part of the Mercedes-Benz USA portfolio, is headquartered in Atlanta. The smart model line consists of eight fortwo models in gasoline, electric and the new convertible. All smart models sold in the U.S. are covered by a four-year, 50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty.

Classified as ultra-low emissions vehicles by the State of California Air Resources Board, smart models are 8.8 feet long and just over 5 feet tall by 5 feet wide. Despite their microcar exterior dimensions, smart vehicles are surprisingly roomy inside and have a full array of technological and safety features including the patented tridion safety cell, and eight airbags in the coupe and six airbags in the cabriolet, which is designed to protect occupants in the event of a collision. All smart vehicles, designed to be 85% recyclable and over 95% reclaimable, are produced in the environmentally oriented "smartville" factory in Hambach, France.

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