ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The smart fortwo is rolling into Los Angeles this weekend to give city dwellers a few 'smart' options for their travels on Pacific Coast Highway. At the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday August 21st from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., participants can see firsthand how the smart fortwo can fulfill their city driving needs.
This summer, a selection of smart fortwo coupes and cabrios are road tripping across the U.S., stopping in a different city every weekend to allow residents to take the smart for a spin. Test drives take place in well-known city shopping malls or other high-traffic urban locations, where drivers who complete the test drive earn a complimentary $20 gift card.
Los Angeles has a special place in the smart fortwo's heart—better known as a 3-cylinder turbocharged engine—as the new cabriolet allows drivers to fully experience the fresh California air as they drive along the Pacific coastline. Participants in the Roadshow can enjoy the convertible lifestyle at the touch of a button as the smart fortwo opens up from a closed two-seater into a large sliding canvas sunroof. If the canvas sunroof leaves participants asking for more, they can experience the full-fledged cabriolet with the soft top completely open.
The smart fortwo also offers a suite of driver assistance systems including Crosswind Assist to keep the vehicle in its lane in poor weather conditions, Hill Start Assist to better maintain brake pressure when driving on an incline and an optional proximity warning function to warn of potential collisions.
The all-new smart fortwo was redesigned from the ground up to provide ultimate urban mobility and self-expression. With a length of just 8.8 feet and a turning circle of 22.8 feet, the smart fortwo sets new benchmarks in maneuverability—perfect for urban driving.
For increased comfort and convenience, the smart fortwo includes the exclusive cross connect app, standard Bluetooth audio streaming and hands-free calling, a multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, automatic climate control and 3.5" color display and alarm.
As an extension of the Mercedes-Benz product portfolio, the smart fortwo offers personalization, convenience, safety, efficiency and affordability—the 2016 smart fortwo coupe starts at $14,650 and the all-new smart cabrio starts at $18,900 as the most affordable new convertible on the market.
Take a break from trying to squeeze down city roads and fit in effortlessly with the smart fortwo. Learn more about the smart Roadshow and where it's stopping next by visiting www.smartusa.com/2016-smart-roadshow.
smart, a part of the Mercedes-Benz, USA portfolio, is headquartered in Atlanta. The smart line consists of fortwo models in coupe, cabrio and electric drive. All smart models sold in the U.S. are covered by a four-year, 50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty.
Classified as ultra-low emissions vehicles by the State of California Air Resources Board, smart models are 8.8 feet long and just over 5 feet tall by 5 feet wide. Despite their microcar exterior dimensions, smart vehicles are surprisingly roomy inside and have a full array of technological and safety features including the patented tridion safety cell, and eight airbags in the coupe and six airbags in the cabriolet, which is designed to protect occupants in the event of a collision. All smart vehicles, designed to be 85% recyclable and over 95% reclaimable, are produced in the environmentally oriented "smartville" factory in Hambach, France.
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SOURCE Mercedes-Benz USA