Smart ForTwo Cabrio Now With Manual Gearbox, Starts From €14,305

Apart from the dual-clutch gearbox, buyers of the ForTwo Cabrio now have the choice to order the open-top two-seater with a five-speed manual transmission too.

Billed by Smart as the entry-level version of its city car, it boasts a comprehensive range of standard equipment. This includes the electrically operated soft top, LED daytime running lights, central locking, visual locking-verification signal and immobilizer, monochrome LCD display in the instrument cluster, exterior temperature indicator with frost warning, cruise control with speed limiter, trip computer and electric windows.

The manual ForTwo Cabrio comes with a choice of two engines: the 1.0-liter, rated at 71 PS (70 HP) and 91 Nm (67 lb-ft) of torque, and the more powerful 0.9-liter, producing 90 PS (89 HP) and 135 Nm (100 lb-ft) of torque. The average fuel consumption stands at 4.3 lt/100 km (54.7 mpg US) in both and while the former needs 14.9 seconds to go from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph), the 90 PS version can do it in 10.8 seconds.

Prices in Germany start from €14,305 ($16,240) for the lesser powered model and from €15,200 ($17,255) for the latter. The first examples will be shipped to dealers in mid-July.

PHOTO GALLERY

This Shed Is Probably Faster Than Your Car – Wait, What?

The small building on wheels started life as a Volkswagen Passat and is powered by an Audi RS4 V8 engine.

Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman 6×6 Goes For Almost $300K!

Apart from the extra axle, this Defender features a pickup truck conversion and a ‘Vette-sourced, 430 HP V8.

This Is How The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class May Look Like

The revamped S-Class will feature taillights similar to the current CLS, but the rest of its design is, right now, just speculation.

Black Honda S2000 Club Racer Is Very Rare, Desirable, And Relatively Affordable

The CR uses the same 237 HP naturally aspirated four as the regular S2K, but sports some chassis and bodywork mods.

Is Porsche Understating The New 911 Carrera S’ Power Figures?

Officially, the twin-turbo flat-six churns out a very respectable 443 HP, but in reality, that number could be closer to 480 HP.

Pay $20 For A Chance To Win A 2020 Toyota Supra And Support A Good Cause

Money raised from this Supra Launch Edition raffle will benefit a children’s hospital.

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Meets 991 GT2 RS, 997 GT3 RS For A Tire-Slaying Fest

How does the new 718 Cayman GT4 compare to two of the finest 911s Porsche’s GT division has ever created?.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Mini CLS Or Sleeker Alternative To The A-Class?

The new CLA is a good daily driver and a quality item, so if you don’t mind the cramped back seat, go for it.

It’ll Cost You $26k To Make Your Vantage Look Like This, Get An Extra 90 Horses

While the price does seem steep, bear in mind that this is a $150k Aston, and the list consists of quite a few upgrades.

Suzuki Jimny Shows Its Off-Roading Prowess Against A Triumph Scrambler

With a mere 101 HP, power is not the Jimny’s strong suit. It’s off-road capabilities, though, are, but do they suffice against the Triumph?.