PHOTO CAPTION: The electric model smart 'citybeam' will run equivalent of $31K.

Daimler Introduces 'Edition Citybeam' Smart ForTwo Car

In addition to ICE-age engine options, the 'edition citybeam' model will be available with a 55kW electric drive system.

Published: 14-Jan-2014

The latest smart fortwo special model that celebrates its premiere at the Brussels Motor Show on 10 January 2014 has been christened “edition citybeam”. The smart citybeam is an individual model from smart with a distinctive character at attractive prices. The most striking exterior features are the bodypanels, which are available in light blue, silver metallic or matt anthracite depending on the market and customer preferences, the silver tridion safety cell and the 3-double-spoke alloy wheels with wide tyres (175/55 R 15 at the front and 195/50 R 15 at the rear) in a dynamic design. The vehicle also boasts titanium-coloured headlamps, LED daytime driving lights and the edition logo in the mirror triangles.

Sporty elegance defines the interior of the smart citybeam: the high-quality seats in black leather optic are accentuated by crystal grey fabric inserts in the backrest and crystal grey stitching. Further features include the instrument panel in leather optic with crystal grey stitching, a striking two-section knee pad in black/crystal grey leather look, a 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with shift paddles and crystal grey stitching, and specially produced floor mats embroidered with the edition lettering.

The limited model is based on the passion equipment line, which means that standard features include softouch automatic gear programme, electric windows, air conditioning with automatic temperature control and a transparent panoramic roof with sunblind. The audio system basic is also on board. The smart fortwo edition citybeam is available as a coupé and cabrio, with a 52 kW mhd petrol engine, a 62 kW in-line turbo engine or as a 55 kW electric drive.

Pricing on the electric model is €22,951 with an additional monthly charge of €65 for battery rental/lease.

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