A few weeks ago, I was involved in an accident at 45 mph. I didn't intend to test the safety features of my Smart Car, but the accident proved without a doubt that this truly is one of the safest cars on the road. Though I sustained bruises and contusion, I did not have any serious injuries. The car had some damage, but most of it was replacing the air bag. The auto body shops couldn't believe how well it took the impact and was still easy to drive. They said that repair would not be…Continue
We are weeks away from the premier of the C453 at the New York Auto Show. This new generation of smart has so many features worth bragging about. One that we are especially excited for is the cross connect app. The cross connect app turns a driver's smart phone into a dynamic information and multimedia system. In contrast to the smart drive 2 app, cross connect includes a guidebook, car info and the ability to control your in-car radio.
Car Info provides users…Continue
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My daughter and I drove to Hermosa Beach on Sunday. 68 miles round trip according to Google Maps. There are 4 free charging stations at Hermosa but we wanted to try the trip without recharging. We drove across town which meant surface streets except for maybe 8 miles on the LA freeways. When we got home…Continue
I have been enjoying my ED for 2 months, averaging 26 miles/day which is just about what my 10,000 miles/year lease will allow. At that rate I don't even have to recharge every night and Pasadena (CA) has plenty of charging stations, many of them free, so I can't imagine getting caught with a low battery. I would like to learn more about best practices for recharging beyond the little that is available in the Smart car manual and the website FAQs.
Following the advice of a friend…Continue
Yes, there is an amazing development in the works, so please have a glance at the Facebook page of Mercedes Benz Des Moines, and I also suggest future visits to their Facebook page for upcoming information!
Added by Tom on February 28, 2015 at 11:47pm — No Comments
I love that people are always asking great questions about my Smart (Duncan). We make sure everyone gets a chance to sit inside and fall in love themselves <3
Added by Anna Brooks on February 13, 2015 at 5:14pm — No Comments
It's been a while since we've updated you on a few key product launches. The most anticipated one is undoubtedly the C453. Originally, we reported that the C453 would be making its US debut in January at the Detroit Auto Show. Since then, the premiere has shifted to the New York Auto Show in April. We're excited to bring the newest generation of our vehicle to New York coinciding with this week's retail launch of the 453 in Europe.…
Added by sUSAi Admin on January 27, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Have you gone through the process of winterizing your smart yet? If you haven't already, get on it! Winter is in full swing... Thankfully, our owner's manual (page 143) gives a handy rundown of everything you need to know to master the art of the smart. Here are a couple key tips:
- Get your smart serviced at a designated smart center: All smart centers have a special…
Added by sUSAi Admin on January 9, 2015 at 11:09am — No Comments
I really wish this was being sold in the US. Especially this blue model which I would buy immediately!
Winter weather is upon us, and with it comes the chance to put your smart's automatic windshield wipers to work! We learned via Reddit that some of you were asking about the right way to adjust rain-light sensor-controlled wiper settings. For 2014 smarts that have a rain-light sensor, the feature is activated when the wiper settings are set to "intermittent wiping" or…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on December 10, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
With the recent world premiere of the C453, we wanted to make sure that we took a moment to personally share some of the car's highlights and hopefully answer a few questions along the way. We are planning on premiering the C453 at the Detroit Auto Show this January however actual USA-based sales will not begin until late next year. Until then, let us walk you through what this much-anticipated smart will entail.
After having this car I would like to meet new friends that own a Smart. So if you own a Smart please message me. I would like to meet you.
Added by Brandon S Hosey on November 12, 2014 at 10:54pm — No Comments
After two years I still love this car as much as the day I brought it home. I still get interesting questions and remarks about Maxwell Smart. People are always surprised when they ride in it.
Added by Brandon S Hosey on November 12, 2014 at 10:52pm — No Comments
Missed the Paris Motor Show? No worries, sUSAi member jwight has your back. Not only did he get to see smart's 453 display, he also got to look under the hood and sit inside! Flipping through his photos is getting us even more excited for the US premiere of the 453 at the New York Auto Show. Check out these awesome snaps: …Continue
There has been a lot of buzz recently on forums about fast-charge options for our electric drive. We are well aware of those DC beauties with the advanced J1772 combo plugs that give you an 80% boost in 30 minutes.…Continue
As you are already seeing here on sUSAi and across all of our digital platforms, smart’s logo is changing. This is an exciting time for our brand!
The change began on July 1, 2014, and a larger brand campaign will be launched for Europe today. The smart logo or “label” as it’s known, has been updated to be more modern as well as accompany the launch of the all-new smart fortwo (C453). More to follow on the C453 this month as we are all anxious to learn about and…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on September 8, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Been away for three years, while my two daughters sequentially drove my 2008 Passion Cabriolet for their freshman and sophomore years of college. Got "Pete" back this Summer, just had 60K servicing done, and only needed to replace an aging serpentine belt. Still averaging 40 mpg overall per tankful.
Somewhat sad about tomorrow's unveiling of the new 453 version 2015 model, as jointly developed with Renault. Gotta say I've never been a fan of Renault or Gallic cars in general...…Continue
We are thrilled that so many people have made the switch to electric. With the increasing popularity of electric vehicles comes fresh opportunities to innovate and redefine the rules of the road.
One etiquette inquiry that has popped up on a lot on forums is "charge rage." A member of smart car of America recently wrote, "This week, for the first time, I unplugged…Continue
We are excited to announce that full details on the brand new C453 will finally be unveiled at next week's press announcement day on July 16th. For those who are looking for a taste of what is to come, check out our official teaser where you can see key enhancements to interior and exterior specs - upgrades that take their inspiration from the many concept vehicles produced over the last few years. Stay tuned to sUSAi for more information!…Continue
Added by sUSAi Admin on July 9, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The time has come to finally reveal our tagline testing results! After carefully sorting through all of the poll submissions, we were able to compile the following findings about our proposed new tagline, "smart, engineered with Mercedes-Benz:"
- 70% of people who read the line said it made them feel that the car was safer.
- 82% said it made them feel that the car was more well-crafted.