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Exciting news as long as you're not in North America...

smart EQ fortwo edition bluedawn: stylish and electrifying eye-catcher


Smart is presenting a real head-turner in the form of a new special model, the smart EQ fortwo edition bluedawn. Characteristic features of this expressive-looking special edition with an electric drive system include bodypanels and tridion safety cell in matt velvet blue. The dynamic appearance is further enhanced by wheels and detachable body parts from BRABUS in matt velvet blue or high-gloss black.

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Is that a smiley face because it comes with a pretty lady, or because it's coming to the USA? (How come I get the feeling neither of the two apply?

Oops. Read too fast, you already excluded NA! Sorry...

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I need those headlight modules. The 453 looks so dated with halogen reflector headlamps. lol
 
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Since the end of the gas (petrol) engine in July last year, all Mercedes/Smart dealership in the UK have simply got rid of the Smart section display in the showrooms, and only show mercedes cars, as they no longer keep new Smart cars in stock, due to the excessive price of an electric EQ smart there is lack of customers coming in to look. Now the few new Smart EQ owners have to order the car from the salesroom and wait till it arrives a number of weeks later. The reason for all this is that Smart sales are way down when you are talking well over £20,000 minimum for the basic trim EQ. Thats a lot for a small car. It is truly the demise of the brand, as most petrol car owners like me who have been loyal to the brand a long time, do not want electric, as its far to dear to buy and there is also range worries.

Also in 2022 the French factory finishes making Smarts, and the electric car will be made instead in China, it will likely be a new shape, likely have a bit more range, and will be even more expensive then what they are now. Smart made a big mistake getting rid of petrol cars so soon.
 

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Since the end of the gas (petrol) engine in July last year, all Mercedes/Smart dealership in the UK have simply got rid of the Smart section display in the showrooms, and only show mercedes cars, as they no longer keep new Smart cars in stock, due to the excessive price of an electric EQ smart there is lack of customers coming in to look. Now the few new Smart EQ owners have to order the car from the salesroom and wait till it arrives a number of weeks later. The reason for all this is that Smart sales are way down when you are talking well over £20,000 minimum for the basic trim EQ. Thats a lot for a small car. It is truly the demise of the brand, as most petrol car owners like me who have been loyal to the brand a long time, do not want electric, as its far to dear to buy and there is also range worries.

Also in 2022 the French factory finishes making Smarts, and the electric car will be made instead in China, it will likely be a new shape, likely have a bit more range, and will be even more expensive then what they are now. Smart made a big mistake getting rid of petrol cars so soon.
That my friend, is not SMART.
 

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Yeah it still upsets me the 453 wasn't marketed more robustly! I guess when gas goes over 4 dollars then people will look at our platform more. I was looking at the Renault Twizy or Twigy, the conjoined twin of the Fortwo. I wish they Diamler would sell that in the US.
 

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Yeah it still upsets me the 453 wasn't marketed more robustly! I guess when gas goes over 4 dollars then people will look at our platform more. I was looking at the Renault Twizy or Twigy, the conjoined twin of the Fortwo. I wish they Diamler would sell that in the US.
Diamler hasn’t any control over Renault cars. The Twingo, or the Twizy model. There isn’t a outlet to sell them here. They aren’t going to be a replacing, the Twingo in the future.

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I have driven one of those Renault Twizy in a tourist attraction park near me, as they were for hire per half hour to drive around the park, it was fun to drive but to me it was downright dangerous, and not really for public roads. The one I was in had no side windows. Even though the Fortwo is small you still feel safe in them, even on major highways at speed.
 

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The Kindergarten teacher from my home town had a 3 wheeled car. You got in the front through a door thingie. It had a motorcycle engine in the back I believe. Seniors grabbed it and put it on the sidewalk, much to her angst.
 

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Sounds like she had an early Isetta.....The later ones had four wheels, but the two rear were very close together.
 

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When I was in High School our Assistant Principal had one. One day some kids turned it sideways in his parking spot and he had to wait until one of the cars beside his was moved so he could get out. During a Sports Assembly he drove it across the stage in the auditorium.
 

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I want to take my Smart where no car has gone before...
..I remember some years ago I parked under the awning for Saranac glove company. I'd like to park by the largest ball of twine, or the giant Muskie at the freshwater museum. Better yet... ...a picture through the panoramic roof under the St. Louis Arch?! Here's a pic of a Baldy whilst traversing yesterday.
 
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