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German magazine article says, all 61hp and 71hp models produced starting in Oct.2008 will have,MHD standard.We only have 71hp in US.Anyone know if this will be available here?Smart Car Celebrates Success after Bumpy Start | Business | Deutsche Welle | 21.09.2008
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after many, many, MANY threads on this topic, all i can say is DITTO!
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If you notice!

I posted under News and Rumors about an article dated today with a sub title New Modifications Announced.Sorry I thougt there might be NEWS there.
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Na, they had a posting on front page of this forums with all the news saying that the micro might be available 2010 - 2012 sometime but was not guaranteed for the US. That was just a possibility.
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Does Micro Hybrid Drive (MHD) equate to the rest of the auto world's Mild Hybrid Drive (MHD)?

I'm guessing this is part of smart's naming game, where they prefer ED (no not that ED!... Electric Drive) to the rest of auto world's EV (Electric Vehicle).

True?
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Does Micro Hybrid Drive (MHD) equate to the rest of the auto world's Mild Hybrid Drive (MHD)?

I'm guessing this is part of smart's naming game, where they prefer ED (no not that ED!... Electric Drive) to the rest of auto world's EV (Electric Vehicle).

True?

Sounds like a pretty good theory! :eek:
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The micro hybrid drive technology in the smart fortwo mhd uses a start/stop function that automatically switches the engine off at traffic lights or in a traffic jam, and back on when things get moving again. The mhd switches the engine off as soon as you brake and fall below a speed of 5 mph. When the time comes to set off again, take your foot off the brake pedal and the engine seamlessly restarts, automatically engaged in first gear ready to continue your journey. This reduces both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In fact, the smart fortwo mhd's start/stop generator enables a fuel saving of up to 29% in urban settings and 11% for combined urban and extra-urban driving [1], all without compromising on performance or comfort. smart fortwo mhd is available on our 61 bhp and 71 bhp pure, pulse and passion models from October 2008, with mhd turbo petrol engine models to follow in 2009. Combined fuel consumption for 71bhp coupé of 65.7 mpg / 4.3l/100 km[2], combined CO2 emissions of 103g/km[2]; combined fuel consumption for 71bhp cabrio of 64.2 mpg / 4.4 l/100 km[2], combined CO2 emissions of 105g/km[2].
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