One of our favorite bloggers, ElectraGirl, is back with more insights on her smart electric drive. This time, she has created a list of 5 little-known facts about the vehicle. Some of her facts are more general characteristics that could be applicable to all of our models. However, these three points do a great job of illustrating features strictly associated with our electric drive:
"1. Pre-conditioning is built in - I so like the fact that I can pre-condition…
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Have you been running the AC nonstop in your car to combat the summer heat? If you own an electric drive, this can quickly drain your car's battery life. smart car of America users recognized this fact and had a great discussion on how to keep yourself cool while preserving power. Robert Weingart, smart's in-house electric drive expert, also shared his tips:…
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We've reached the end of our dealer ordering guide blog series. Hopefully, you now have a better picture of the US version of the C453. If you still have a few lingering questions, you can save them for our next Live Chat. Eric Angeloro, smart's marketing head, will be online again, ready to discuss all things C453, on Thursday, June 4th at 5 PM EDT. Please reply below with any questions you plan on posting.…Continue
smart has never skimped on safety standards and our C453 is no exception. In this final installment of our dealer ordering guide walk-through, we'll take a look at what makes the C453 one of the safest smarts to date.
Of course, we have to start with our tridion safety cell. Thanks to a higher proportion of ultra-high strength, hot-formed steels and maximum-strength, multiphase steel, our tridion is the strongest its ever been. As a compliment to the C453's external ridgity, doors are…Continue
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It's time to revisit the C453's dealer ordering guide to see our latest smart's interior specs. Jump inside and we'll take you for a tour.
Storage was top of mind when we designed our twin-section tailgate. The trunk opens from both the top and bottom to facilitate easy loading and unloading. Furthermore, the backrest of the passenger seat can now be folded…
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On Tuesday, we talked about our C453's optional packages. Today, let's turn to the car's new look and feel. There are a couple of dimensions that have remained the same, despite body alterations. The C453 is 8'8" long, just like its predecessor. That means you can expect parking to be just as easy. At 22'8", our turning circle is the best in the industry. In terms of body changes, the C453's width has been modified slightly (+4 inches) in order to maximize interior space and enhance…Continue
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Last week, we launched a blog series designed to walk you through our C453 dealer ordering guide. This next installment is all about option packages.
Our Lighting Package, an exterior upgrade geared towards enhancing your smart's existing headlights, uses integrated "light guide" daytime running lights and LED tail lights. The package is…
During our Live Chat, you had a lot of questions regarding the C453 specs. We heard you, and we're here to deliver. Over the next week, we are going to walk you through the official dealer ordering guide. Thus far, the document has only been shared with dealers. We'd like to give Insiders the chance to take a peek before it's released to the general public! In order to make the experience more interactive, we plan on parceling out the pages for an in-depth discussion of each…Continue
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!
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.
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