smart introduces exclusive limited three edition



    TORONTO, June 22 /CNW/ - Continuing its tradition of introducing
distinctive and unique limited editions, smart Canada today announced the
arrival of the smart fortwo edition limited three. Finished in exclusive melon
green metallic paint with 12 spoke, 15" alloy wheels, production of this
stylish new smart fortwo will be restricted to just 180 units to ensure
individuality and exclusivity.
    Available in coupé or cabriolet, the edition limited three comes standard
with the same equipment levels found in the upscale smart fortwo passion
including heated seats, electric power steering, electrically adjustable
heated mirrors and radio 10 with sound package and an in-dash 6-disc CD
changer. In addition, the limited three adds a cockpit clock and rev counter,
fog lamps, a 3-spoke sports steering wheel with paddle shifters and a dark
brown leather trimmed gear shifter. The instrument panel, knee pad and door
panels are finished in an exclusive limited three fabric and leather
combination, and the contrast components in silver, special 'limited three'
badges and velour floor mats complete the avant-garde appearance of the
vehicle.
    Like all other smart models, the limited three is designed with the
highest level of safety and technology. Standard electronic stability program
(esp(R)) helps ensure the driver always remains in control of the vehicle. In
the event of a collision, both the driver and passenger are protected by a
high-strength steel safety cell reinforced with high-strength steel
components, full-size airbags and head and neck side airbags. Integral safety
seats, electronic belt tensioners and belt-force limiters also provide
protection in a frontal impact collision. In addition, every smart fortwo
features many advanced safety technologies typically found in more expensive
vehicles including hill start assist, anti-lock brakes (abs), hydraulic
dual-circuit brake system, top tether for child restraint systems, a tire
pressure monitoring system and a panic button on the key fob.
    The edition limited three is powered by the same three-cylinder gasoline
engine used in the current smart fortwo; a vehicle that has been named the
ecoENERGY for Vehicles award winner as the most fuel-efficient car in the
two-seater class for two consecutive years by Natural Resources Canada. This
compact powerplant produces an output of 70 hp, and the five-speed automatic
transmission with manual shift mode has been tuned for optimum fuel economy
and improved shifting, especially in the stop-and-go traffic of urban driving.
    "The smart fortwo continues to be a practical and intelligent choice for
the urban dweller, the suburban commuter, and everyone in between," said
Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "The
exclusive limited three advances smart's innovative approach to mobility to
new heights and makes a unique statement with its distinctive exterior colour,
generous equipment levels and exclusive product features; all the while still
retaining the smart's trademark fun factor, versatility and class leading fuel
efficiency."
    Available immediately at local smart centres, the smart fortwo edition
limited three coupé starts at $19,500, and the cabriolet starts at $22,500.

    
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For further information:

For further information: JoAnne Caza, (416) 847-7550,
JoAnne.Caza@mercedes-benz.ca; Michael Minielly, (416) 847-7509,
Michael.Minielly@mercedes-benz.ca; Further information about smart is
available on the internet at: www.thesmart.ca

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