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Car Buyers Notebook 11.20.2007 said:
http://www.carbuyersnotebook.com/archives/2007/11/daimler_scores_overall_vi.htm

Some 80 participating cars were put to the test in the categories of acceleration, maneuverability, noise pollution, local pollutants, fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions (tank-to-tire).

-- smart fortwo mhd (micro hybrid drive)
Two distinctions overall (categories: noise pollution and local
pollutants)

-- smart fortwo cdi, operating on synthetic BTL (SunDiesel biofuel)
Four distinctions overall (categories: noise pollution, fuel efficiency
and CO2 emissions, as well as Design Award in the production car
category)
Too bad we won't be seeing either of these vehicles in the USA for some years to come. At least we can have the same look as the Design Award!
 

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I want my cdi

I'm happy if the hybrid is coming in 2 years; these awards tell us smart is on the right track. Good to have confirmation from an outside source. :)
 
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