The 2016 smart fortwo cabrio has been unveiled and it made its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The biggest update over its predecessor is that the cabrio has removable roof bars, which can turn the car into a true convertible. Previously, the retracting canvas roof acted like a giant sunroof because the top door sills remained intact, but the new model can give drivers a true convertible experience. If drivers want, they can also leave the roof bars in place if they prefer the giant sunroof feel. The roof bars can be stowed in a special compartment in the tailgate.
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The canvas top can fully retract in 12 seconds and can be operated even when the car is at speed. The soft top can also be opened from the outside of the car using the keyfob.
The cabrio’s torsional strength has been increased by 15 percent over its predecessor and gets more reinforcement than the coupe model.
The rear-engined cabrio will come with the same powertrain options as the coupe model, offering two three-cylinder engines: a 71 hp and a 90 hp unit. A five-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission will be available.
The 2016 smart fortwo cabrio will arrive in dealerships in February 2016 but ordering will be opened in mid-November.
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