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#31 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 12:35 PM
 
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From the partial shot of the steering wheel, looks like the rumors are true concerning the lack of steering wheel mounted REGEN controls.
From what I read on this or another forum, the option for regen paddles was available in Canada as one future owner ordered his smart ED with this option. If I find the link again I'll post it here.

For the US, if the screenshot the dealer sent me from his ordering system was accurate, this option (code I79) is unfortunately not available... see this thread for more details on my investigative work:
Options and packages for Smart ED around the world
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makes sense that this was a pre-config car as it's in the last smart electric drive models 'launch' colors (white/ white rims / green tridion, etc.)
Actually what's interesting is that in the US, or at least at Bay Area dealers, the initial allotment of smart EDs will NOT include the "P77 electric drive package" (white body panels, green tridion cell, white rims, etc.)
All the initial cars my dealer got allocated are black, grey, or silver with silver Tridion only. Talk about boring color choices...
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My total cost after taxes, rebate, and everything was $26,330. That's with $4,090 in options.
Wow it sounds like you got a lot of options!
Would you mind itemizing them, including their code (if you have it), description, and cost?

For example:
P77, Electric Drive Design Package, $1000

I would love to update my spreadsheet based on the known Canadian option (no way to "build your own" on http://thesmart.ca yet).

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Sooo....

Is the A/C - Heat a heat pump unit ??

And how bad is the electrical draw on that ??
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Sooo....

Is the A/C - Heat a heat pump unit ??

And how bad is the electrical draw on that ??
  • It's Canadia -- they don't need no stinkin' AC!
  • From what I've read the in the US the battery is a leased at $75/month, which equals about 1000 miles of gas per month.
  • Also, as I understand it, it's not good to discharge the batteries all the way.
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P77 Electric Drive Design Package $795
527 Multimedia Touchscreen System $900
C17 Smart Surround Sound System $490
E22 Panoramic roof w/ Sunscreen $210

Actually not as many options as I thought. I guess I should think a little more before I open my yap.

The AC is electrically driven - so far none of the accessories seem to cause much drain
The AC is shared with cooling the electrical system and the passenger cabin, so I would assume its standard equipment.

Mine doesn't have a speaker outside for any simulated noise. I heard that was mandatory in some countries though.
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P77 Electric Drive Design Package $795
527 Multimedia Touchscreen System $900
C17 Smart Surround Sound System $490
E22 Panoramic roof w/ Sunscreen $210
Thanks a lot for the details! I'll update my spreadsheet with this info.
I do hope they have similar options in the US for consistency sake...
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Huh, the panoramic roof is an option in Canada? I hope it's standard on the US model. We love that in our gas engine'd passion.
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Congratulations! I have signed for a test drive for one of these as I'm interested in exchanging my smart for an ED. The idea of not having to fuel a car with gas is appealing.
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Well it took a long time for my insurance company to validate the VIN! They still don't have the model registered in Canada. Apparently the car doesn't exist yet. They insurance company had to list it as a different model.

Yesterday they finally validated the VIN - they said it couldn't be registered in Canada yet, but my ownership said otherwise.

Anyway, beware of any VIN issues. I assume they'll have this issue cleared up soon before too many other people take possession of these cars.

So far it's been pretty nice to drive - a far cry from my CLK55 that I just got rid of
People point and laugh at me a lot - a good exercise in humility

You can really get a lot more regeneration if you let off the throttle sooner coming to a stop instead of waiting and hitting the brakes at last minute.

On the ECO gage I've been trying to see how high of a number I can get. So far I've got up to 95%. My wife can't seem to exceed 35%, but then she gets about 175 fewer kms on a tank in our E320 also.

It certainly is a peppy car. Other drivers seem to feel the need to tailgate me and then try to pass me, but then I stomp on it and leave them in my eco-friendly dust

Highway range (120km/hr or 75mph) seems to be about 115kms/71miles. In the city (driving nicely at 90%+ on the ECO gage) I haven't drained it enough to make an accurate call yet, but earlier this evening I drove 16.1kms and used 11%, which calculated out equates to 146kms (91miles).

I hope this info is useful.
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