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It wasn't Mercedes who made it. Mercedes have had no design input since the original 450 was retired.

The only link now is that Smart are owned by Daimler, and Mercedes are owned by Daimler - that's it. Mercedes dealers still service them because the big bosses at Daimler tell companies they won't let them have a Mercedes franchise if they don't do Smarts too, so that's the only modern link...cousin companies.

It's a Renault design (Forfour) and the Fortwo is that same car but with a shortened platform to turn the 4 door into a coupe. Not so much as a washer is Mercedes in either design or manufacture.

The good news is that as it's a Renault you don't need Mercedes Star to do diagnostics or configure new electronic parts. Theres some very effective freeware that can do this, details on Evilution.

It's a shame you don't have Renault dealers over there, as that's q cheap and effective means of getting it serviced and repaired as structurally, mechanically and electrically it's a Twingo.
 

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Interesting. as the part numbers cross reference from one to the other. Kai Sieber, later of Mercedes, oversaw the styling changes, but the book reckons the only changes were styling ones, and then shortening the platform for the coupe.

Daimler - not Mecedes - had an information sharing arrangement with ford which gave them access to the tech behind the 3 cylinder EcoBoost units, but having done so they ended up using the Renault engines anyway.

Renault platform - albeit shortened for the ForTwo -, engines and transmissions from a Renault contractor in Romania, Renault chassis equipment, made by Smart in France...I think it's very disingenuous of the OP to suggest "Mercedes who made it".
 
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