Smart Roadster |

8 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Smart Roadster |


2002 – 2006)

The roadster is produced since It is available as a coupe or roadster.

aren’t quick cars, but a 0.7 turbocharged version of Smart’s engine and low weight, they lively so long as you keep the up. Brabus versions have 20% power and are real pocket All models are hampered by the hesitant gearbox.

With a low centre of gravity, tyres and sharp handling, the Roadster and Roadster Coupe are fun while soaking up bumps and shake. An optional Sport with bigger wheels and adds extra front-end The electric steering doesn’t enough feedback, but the stripped-out version feels more

The Smart’s three-cylinder engine a distinctive grunt under and a flutter from the turbo’s gate every time you off the power, so it sounds like a rally car. Road and noise are well controlled, and the gear changes are much than in early Smarts when you use the full auto

Smart will stop the Roadster next year, and don’t exist. It manages than 6l/100km on the combined but resale values can’t those of the best in class. The Light model is cheaper the standard models, although all are to run.

Smart’s three-cylinder engines and gearboxes have proved during the years they’ve on sale, so there’s no cause for even in this higher-performance form. Everything looks but some of the plastics and seat aren’t exactly top-notch.

get the latest electronic stability and systems, so even those not to rear-wheel drive stay out of All have twin airbags. The Coupe, with its two hard panels, is a better anti-theft bet the Roadster’s soft-top.

You sit low and stretched out in both cars and the grips you tightly, but it’s even for those with an frame. There’s no seat-height or adjustment, but the cabin is snug for drivers and the controls are easy to The Coupe has a brake light in the of the rear screen that your view, however.

The is a two-seater with luggage front and rear, but there’s not oddment space in the cabin. It with a folding cloth and the Roadster Coupe with two removable roof panels.

All models get electric power alloy wheels and a radio/CD most have air-con. The comes with 15-inch wheels and an electric soft-top; a top is a cost option. The Roadster has wider tyres and two removable panels.

Brabus models get trim and a body kit.

The production of the Smart roadster continues.

Advantages: Revives the of the small, light, low-cost, roadsters of the 1950s and 1960s, but 21st century safety and Great for fun.

Disadvantages: sluggish to react around the and delivers too little feedback. gearbox still hesitant in self-shifting mode.

Verdict: and steering spoil an otherwise fun

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