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08-12-2015 03:03 PM
Miss Mercedes Oh wow, I didn't know this wasn't in General. :sorry:

On topic: We're about to reach mid-month. sUSAi's Admins haven't added any additional info. Out of curiosity I called out to my local dealership. They're accepting "reservations" despite not knowing a single thing about the 453.
08-12-2015 11:30 AM
jwight Posts not directly related to dealer ordering of the new 453 fortwo have been moved to https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/for...rt-usa-101106/. Feel free to continue those discussions in that thread.
08-06-2015 12:42 PM
Incochief From Automotive news...
"The Smart microcar will continue to be a niche product in the U.S. with annual sales of about 10,000.
Management has chosen to sell only one car here -- the miniscule ForTwo and not the four-seat ForFour. There's concern there wouldn't be demand for a tiny four-seater.
ForTwo: The redesigned ForTwo two-door car goes on sale in November. The 106.1-inch length stays the same.
The ForTwo has a turbocharged, three-cylinder 898cc engine with 89 hp mated to either a five-speed manual or a new six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The new front axle was adapted from the new-generation Mercedes C-class sedan from parent Daimler.
The ForTwo will be freshened in 2018.
A plug-in electric version goes on sale in 2017."
08-06-2015 12:35 PM
Incochief After seeing the item in Automotive news about the ED's coming as late as 2018 I went to their site and spotted something under the Smarty search. MB US is not going to import the Forfour, only the Fortwo.. To me that makes sense as there are too many small four door cars already and some are way better than others.
08-06-2015 05:23 AM
Miss Mercedes
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$1000 deposit!!!! Now that is some funny stuff right there.
I'm beginning to fear what the MSRP is going to be. A month from launch and there's no mpg data, no crash test data, no pricing, not even a confirmed release date.

There's a press drive sometime this month starting in Portland...smart USA is so quiet that not even the Portland dealer knows about it.

I mean I know automakers are slow to release information, but smart USA has pretty much just fallen asleep behind the wheel.
08-06-2015 03:08 AM
Incochief Given my brief history with the Smart shenanigans, I have doubts that this spring will feature EDs in our showrooms. Sure they might be showing them in the spring to help create interest, but I the fall would be my bestest guess!

Another factor to consider could be the acceptance of the ICE version. Lots of interest and orders might delay the ED a little. Just saying.
08-05-2015 08:51 PM
stevenvillatoro If the ED is to be available in the spring, then we'll see it in final form in Frankfurt, for sure.
08-05-2015 08:14 PM
NW BRABUS
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Spring launch for the ED versions. Yeah right.
I am in the U.S. (no idea of Canada's plan).

And yes, the EV's and the Cabs will be a simultaneous launch here in the spring.

Awaiting order desk to open (probably Xmas time).
08-05-2015 07:34 PM
Incochief Spring launch for the ED versions. Yeah right.
08-05-2015 07:09 PM
MB DNA
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Originally Posted by NW BRABUS View Post
We have 40-50 units sitting at the prep center, on ships and waiting to be shipped from Europe for the September launch.
So you have 40-50 stateside backed up to Smartville that are committed September inventory for your smart Center.

Any speculation on the B'bus launch?
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