2008 Smart Fortwo Passion Cabrio review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 9 July 2008 , 08:07:44 byVeronica

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Smart Fortwo Passion Cabrio

Smart developed the ForTwo Passion cabriolet that has all the features of the Passion coupe plus an upgraded radio and sound system that includes an MP3 compatible in-dash 6 CD charger. The model is powered by a 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder engine that is capable of delivering 70 horsepower. All the output is then transferred to the wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission. It runs on 9-spoke alloy wheels with 155/60 R15 front tires and 175/55 R15 rear tires. On the outside it features fully automatic convertible top with glass rear window, projector beam halogen headlights, side indicators in yellow and exterior mirror cap in tridion color. On the inside it has 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with steering wheel shift paddles. Also it features seat belts and belt-force limiter, panic button on key, a tire repair kit and a lot of other safety elements.

The passion cabriolet has all the features of the passion coupe plus an upgraded radio and sound system that includes an mp3 compatible in-dash 6 CD changer. The main difference lies in the soft top with a heated rear glass window that is fully automatic and can be infinitely adjusted to any position while driving at any speed. For the full cabriolet experience, simply remove the side roof bars - taken out in no time - and stow them in a special compartment in the tailgate.

Standard Equipment
Engine/ Drivetrain
1.0 L, 70 HP, 3 cylinder engine
5 speed automated manual transmission
Paddle shifters
Wheels/tires
9-spokes alloy wheels (15") with front tires: 155/60 R15; rear tires 175/55 R15
Tire pressure control system
Exterior
Fully automatic convertible top with glass rear window
Projector beam halogen headlights
Side indicators in yellow
Exterior mirror cap in tridion color
Interior
3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with steering wheel shift paddles (incl. leather gear knob)
Basic seat with weight detection and seatbelt recognition
Flat folding passenger seat with backrest adjustment
Storage areas beside the steering wheel and in both doors
Coin holder
Dome light
Mirror in passenger sun visor
Storage
Lockable glove compartment
Audio
smart premium radio (AM/FM, mp3-compatible 6 disc CD changer; aux input jack for external audio player e.g. mp3)
smart sound system (2 tweeters, 2 mid range, subwoofer)
Safety
Full-size driver and passenger airbags
Head/Neck side airbags
esp - electronic stability program with hill start assist
Anti-lock braking system (abs) with electronic brake force distribution
Hydraulic dual-circuit brake system
Integral safety seats
Seat belts with belt tensioner and belt-force limiter
Drive lock - auto-activation of the central locking when driving
Top Tether for child restraint system
Panic button on key
Tire repair kit
Functional/electrical equipment
Air conditioning with automatic temperature control (incl. dust, pollen filter)
Power windows with one-touch lowering function
Electronic and heated side mirrors
Central locking system with remote control
Instrument cluster with multifunctional display (fuel-level indicator, coolant-level indicator, residual fuel indicator, service interval indicator, trip mileage indicator, clock) Outside temperature indicator
Indicators with lane changer function
Front windshield wiper with speed-dependent interval wiping and wiper-/wash function
Electric rear window defroster
Electric tailgate release
Locking gas cap
12-volt socket, with cover