Smart ForTwo getting start-stop technology, hybrid also in the works

When the Smart ForTwo hits showrooms later this year, it will carry its own version of the start-stop fuel-saving technology that is found in BMW cars. The start-stop Function automatically switches the engine off when the vehicle is stationary and restarts when the driver hits the accelerator.

According to AutoWeek.nl, Daimler will also unveil a hybrid concept of the Smart ForTwo later this year.

Set to debut in early 2008, United Auto Group, the auto retailer bring the Smart to US, has already received over 12,600 $99 deposits for the Smart ForTwo. The Smart ForTwo has a three cylinder engine which has a capacity of one litre and delivers 61 bhp, 71 bhp or 84 bhp.

Source: AutoWeek.nl (via motorauthority)

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