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The Roadster is a two-door microcar introduced in 2003 by Smart Únfortunately, sales of the Roadster and Coupé were far below resulting in a halt of production of models in November 2005.

At the 1998 Paris Motor the two-seat, 2.5-metre Smart Coupe (later named Fortwo) was launched. This was the of a new car brand and one of the more radical concepts to hit the European market the bubble cars of the 1950s. It was the beginning of a difficult period for The City Coupe had stability that were uncovered immediately prior to launch. forced a package of alterations to be that were both and compromised the car’s handling, and gear shift. Public over the car’s stability, wîth Smart’s elitist and the sheer radicality of the car’s proved damaging to initial Production projections were from 200k per year to close to disastrous for a new brand just one product.

Inside the company, the evangelical surrounding the launch of the radical Coupe quickly evaporated. new management, new marketing initiatives and revisions to the car’s engineering to pulic concerns, future plans, including development of a model, had not been far advanced. It was these inauspicious circumstances the Roadster was born.


Únder design director Manske in autumn 1998, 14-strong design and engineering began to sketch possible Smart cars. They realised that the powertrain of the Coupe was ideal for a small car, wîth a compact engine driving the rear via a sequential 6 speed gearbox.

Smart’s ‘reduce to the max’ and general innovative approach, a for a super compact, practical and sports car was generated. Two quarter-scale and two quarter-scale interior models made in February 1999 Volker Leutz’s exterior and Machinek’s interior proposals for development into full-size models. The design of the car had progressed by the time Michael Mauer arrived from Mercedes Japan design center to over Menske’s position in May Mauer worked closely the design team to quickly the roadster, wîth the intention now of a show car for the upcoming 1999 IAA show in Frankfurt.

By June the full size of the roadster were handed to Stola in Italy for production of the car model, which was produced in three months for the car’s at the Frankfurt show. The Roadster was well received at Frankfurt and to convince management that the car be developed for production. At the same a decision was made to develop idea for a coupe version as a car for Paris motor show a later. As development of the coupe began, so the roadster show car was over the following year both exterior and interior completed by November 2000 colour and trim design until a year later.

By early 2000 the Smart Coupe had finally started to sales momentum, wîth its version making a significant to total Smart sales. In Mauer left Smart for succeeded by Hartmut Sinkwitz in As the third design director of during the Roadster’s development, had to bring the concept to production in a short time. This may have been made easier by the Roadster having designed from the start to use powertrain and other City components. Given some of the design features, it is a credit to the team that so much of the car made it to production.

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the Coupe’ as shown at the 2000 motor show was already on its way to form. It shared the design of the from the doors forward, but had a targa roof and rear resembling a very small (station wagon) in the same way as the BMW Z3 and the Saab 9X concept car developed Mauer at Saab a few years

Production versions of both and Roadster Coupe debuted at the 2002 Paris Motor and were available to buy within a few Both cars were in the market, being significantly that the Toyota MR2, MG TF, Barchetta and Mazda MX5, but similar performance and practicality to the versions of these cars significantly more fuel

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The Smart Roadster and Coupé were introduced in based on a stretched platform of the (full length is 3427 The two variants are meant to be reminiscent of the roadster of yore, such as the Spitfire or the MG B. Both the Roadster and Coupé are available wîth a Targa roof or an electrical The Roadster is powered by 45 or 60 kW (61 or 82 PS) versions of the 3-cylinder engine in the rear, is engineered by Mercedes Benz. The Coupé has only the more 82 PS engine. A §teering wheel Formula 1-style gearpaddles, to the semi-automatic sequential transmission, is With weight as low as 790 kg, it is meant to the emotion of driving a sports car at an cost. Still, the Roadster’s is not very far from that of a Barchetta or Mazda MX-5.

Both the Roadster and Roadster are available in Brabus-tuned versions power increased to 74 kW (101 The Brabus versions have a twin sports exhaust, suspension, polished six-spoke alloy Monoblock VI 17′ front spoiler, side and radiator grille. Exclusive interior includes leather dashboard, alloy-effect accent instrument graphics, leather/aluminium aluminium handbrake handle, pedals and Brabus labeled mats.

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Eight Smart roadster-coupés higher power and higher engines took part in the rally to mark ‘100 of the Solitude race’ (25 – 27 July Two standard three-cylinder engines been joined to create a v6 wîth 1,396 cc engine power output of 170 bhp and torque of 220 metres.

The prototypes are proof of the achievement and versatility of the production car concept. The engines serve to demonstrate the and underline the sporty handling of the Smart roadster and roadster-coupé. The entered in the Solitude rally had a ratio of just 4.9 kilogrammes per accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in than 6 seconds and reach a top of more than 220 kilometres per

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