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Three Cheers for Smart

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MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM – March 10, 2009: The latest special edition model from smart is proof that the best things in life are ‘three’.

The smart fortwo edition “limited three” is being premiered at the current Geneva Motor Show and can be ordered in coupé and cabrio body styles at the UK’s smart retailers now.

Based on the ever-popular 71hp smart fortwo passion, the new smart is refreshing in every respect and stands out from the crowd thanks to a vibrant melon green metallic paint finish and silver tridion safety cell. Its distinctive exterior is enhanced by sporty six-spoke alloy wheels and aluminium-look limited three logos.

There is a fresh and funky feel to the limited three edition’s cabin too. The car’s colourful exterior is complemented by a luxurious interior featuring a unique upholstery design and subtly contrasting brown leather-effect accents in the door trim and instrument panel.

Extra appeal is provided by a dark brown leather finish to the three-spoke sports steering wheel with gearshift and the gear knob. The instrument panel, plus dashboard-mounted cockpit clock and rev counter, incorporate matt silver components to add another eye-catching touch.

A smart radio 9 that includes RDS radio, C D player and MP3 compatibility comes as standard although owners can upgrade to a complete smart sound system if they desire. Other optional extras include heated seats, glove compartment and electric power steering.

The fortwo limited three edition also features smart’s innovative micro hybrid drive technology, which is an automatic start/stop function. The engine stops when it senses that the smart’s speed drops below 5mph and the driver is braking. When the driver releases the brake pedal the engine is instantly restarted. This system delivers staggering fuel economy; coupé 72.4mpg; cabrio 70.6mpg on the extra-urban cycle and low emissions; coupé 103g/km; cabrio 105g/km.

There will only be limited numbers of the smart fortwo edition “limited three” made available to UK buyers. On-the-road pricing is £9,950 for the coupé and £11,900 for the cabrio.