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Honey, I shrunk the 2015 ForTwo... OMG!!

Here's an official announcement that is truly newsworthy. The 2015 ForTwo will shrink in length... BY SIX INCHES!

The story was published by Autoblog today:

Next-gen Smart ForTwo, ForFour will be even smaller
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Something ain't adding up - if the new fortwo is 105.5 inches, that's 8.79 feet. The current fortwo is 8.8 feet (106 inches) long.
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Here's an official announcement that is truly newsworthy. The 2015 ForTwo will shrink in length... BY SIX INCHES!

The story was published by Autoblog today:

Next-gen Smart ForTwo, ForFour will be even smaller
Really? That's contrary to everything printed so far. Close to 450's length. With a couple inches of added width it would be a real go cart.
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It definitely seems that something has been misstated somewhere. Seems the CEO should know, but it also seems too good to be true. Maybe he said it would shrink 6.5 inches but then Autoblog did the math wrong?


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Maybe it's .6"
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Saw your comment, jwight. Lol
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Indeed a false alarm. Autoblog sourced the information from World Car Fans, and seems to have made a miscalculation in the process.

Here's what World Car Fans actually said, "Zetsche also confirmed the new Smart ForTwo will be 2.69m long and the ForFour will have "more interior space than any comparable competitor model despite a length of only 3.5m." The executive went on to say the ForFour will be unveiled in July and go on sale in the fourth quarter."

2.69m equals 105.9". Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.


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Gotta love popular media: Print the story, truth be damned!!!!
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Gotta love popular media: Print the story, truth be damned!!!!
That can go for much more than just media and printing.

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Yeah, I was about to say. Daimler already confirmed the new fortwo would only be wider and length would not change except for a longer wheelbase.

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