2008 Smart Fortwo cabriolet

At a Glance

Pricing $16,990 - $20,990
Drive Types RWD
Engines 1.0l I3
Transmissions SM5
Fuel Economy 33 (city), 41 (highway)

The smart fortwo is arguably one of the most anticipated niche vehicles in the past few years. The fortwo cabriolet has a canvas roof that folds into the rear cargo compartment. Although not a true convertible, the fortwo offers an open air experience in a compact package. All smart models are powered by a 70-bhp 1.0L inline-3 coupled to a 5-speed automated manual transmission. Smart claims the fortwo will accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 12.8 seconds. Smart equips the fortwo with ESP (electronic stability program), ABS, traction control, and brake assist. Standard 15-inch alloy wheels (steel wheels for the fortwo pure) are shod with 155/60R15 (front) and 175/55R15 (rear) tires. Smart is marketing the fortwo almost exclusively to urban citizens, who must factor in parking hassles into their car purchase decision. For these buyers, the fortwo fits the bill perfectly.

What Changed:

The fortwo adds two new exterior and interior colors. On the inside, nets replace the hard-sided storage pockets in the doors. A BRABUS model is offered as a joint venture between Smart and BRABUS. BRABUS models feature a sportier suspension, larger tires/wheels and unique trim accessories.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Fortwo cabriolet passion 1.0l I3 (70-bhp) SM5 RWD 33/41/37 37 $16,990
Fortwo cabriolet passion Comfort 1.0l I3 (70-bhp) SM5 RWD 33/41/37 37 $17,840
Fortwo cabriolet Brabus 1.0l I3 (70-bhp) SM5 RWD 33/41/37 37 $20,990