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smart fortwo cabrio pricing announced

smart has confirmed the new fortwo cabrio will be priced from £13,265 OTR when it goes on sale early next year.

The fortwo cabrio is available with one of two engines - 71 hp or 90 hp turbo - mated to a new five-speed manual gearbox (available to order in spring 2016) or twinamic six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission (£995), which brings quick gear shifts and ‘even greater efficiency’ when paired with the 90hp engine.

Like its fortwo and forfour siblings, there are three model lines available: passion, prime and proxy. The passion, 71hp manual model is the entry point to the range at £13,265 OTR (or 13,860 for the 90hp model) and features 15” eight-spoke alloy wheels along with automatic climate control; smart audio system with Bluetooth connectivity; and a choice of either an orange/black or a grey/black interior.

Entry to the prime trim level starts at 13,960 (14,555 OTR 90hp) and adds 15” five-twin-spoke black alloys with high sheen finish; black leather upholstery with grey topstitching; and heated seats. Additional dashboard instrument pods with a cockpit clock and rev counter are a classic smart touch.

The proxy model range starts from 13,960 OTR (14,555 90hp) and is fitted with 16” eight-Y-spoke alloy wheels in black. It also features a blue and white interior with Artico and cloth upholstery, and – as standard – the Sports Package which includes: a sports perforated leather multifunction steering wheel; sports suspension lowered by 10 mm; rubber-studded brushed steel sports pedals and a chrome exhaust finisher.

The fortwo cabrio comes with a black soft top as standard, but customers can also opt for the red option (£115). A compact wind deflector (£59) is also available. Customers can also choose to upgrade with the choice of the Premium and Premium Plus Packages. The Premium Package is available on passion, prime and proxy model lines (£795) and includes rear parking assistance (acoustic parking sensors); smart media system with navigation; and the Comfort package (which includes a height adjustable steering wheel and heated, electrically adjustable door mirrors). 

The Premium Plus Package (which includes all the features of the Premium and Comfort Pack) is available on the prime and proxy model lines only, for £1,295, and includes: ambient lighting; welcome home function; LED headlamps with enhanced LED daytime running lights; cube-like LED tail lights; rain and light sensors; and a rear-view camera.

The new fortwo cabrio arrives in showrooms in early 2016.