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  smart usa
smart is a vehicle that challenges the status quo and appeals to your sense of adventure and to your desire for a unique driving experience.
The smart USA team brought the current fortwo to New York City for a date with Fox and Friends in July.
The Cruise is packed with classic cruisers and this year - smart made its first drive in the event, as a future classic.
www.usa.smart.com   (138 words)

 MoMA.org | Exhibitions | 2002 | AutoBodies - Smartcar
As suggested by its clever marketing slogan "reduced to the max," the Smart Car has been developed to maximize the convenience, comfort, and safety of driver and passenger, while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Cars are sold at "Smart Centers" throughout Europe, where the brightly colored vehicles are stacked in towers like objects in a display case, clearly aimed at youthful, style-conscious consumers seeking an affordable car.
Since their debut in 1998, nearly half a million Smart Cars have been produced, and they have become a common sight in Europe—sometimes two per conventional parking space.
www.moma.org /exhibitions/2002/autobodies/smartcar.html   (251 words)

 Smart Motorcars
SMART is one of the most fuel-efficient, gas-powered cars on the planet.
Smart, along with Mercedes-Benz and Maybach, are brands of the Mercedes Car Group of DaimlerChrysler AG, a company that has always been a leader in automotive technology and safety.
This is particularly true in the case of a collision between the smart and a larger and heavier vehicle – for example a collision with a Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan.
www.smartmotorcars.com   (2292 words)

 Smart (automobile) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Smart (formerly MCC smart) is a brand of microcars and superminis based in Böblingen, Germany.
The smart Fortwo was introduced in Canada in late 2004 and sold through Mercedes-Benz dealers.
Smart vehicles were used by the main characters in the movies Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, The Pink Panther, The Da Vinci Code, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Scary Movie 4, Scoop and A Good Year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Smart_(automobile)   (1167 words)

 Smart Frontpage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Smart car is one of the most challenging project at this time.
The MCC smart GmbH was founded in April 1994 in Bienne in Switzerland as a joint venture between the then Mercedes-Benz AG, Stuttgart and Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Mikroelektronik und Uhrenindustrie AG (SMH), Bienne.
Parallel to this the former Micro Compact Car AG was renamed Micro Compact Car smart GmbH.
www.autointell.net /nao_companies/daimlerchrysler/smart/smart.htm   (609 words)

 Smart ForTwo: Smart or not? - Sep. 14, 2004
The Smart ForTwo is built in "smartville" in the town of Hambach, France.
Smart, a subdivision of DaimlerChrysler, sells the ForTwo in Europe, where gasoline commonly costs about $5 a gallon and city streets are old and narrow.
Since the car is designed to fit two-abreast in a parking space designed for one, there isn't a whole lot of room for luggage, either.
money.cnn.com /2004/09/09/pf/autos/smart   (882 words)

 What's that? Smart car debuts in Arizona
Hernandez, a Glendale resident, is the first Smart owner in the state, and the second in the nation to buy one from the sole importer, a California firm called ZAP.
The two-seater Smart is tiny indeed, just half as long as most midsize cars on the highway and 4 feet shorter than the Mini Cooper.
Smart is powered by a three-cylinder engine and gets between 50 and 60 miles per gallon, ZAP says.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/news/articles/0713smartcar13.html   (747 words)

 It's Official...The Smart Car Is Coming To The U.S.
It's Official...The Smart Car Is Coming To The U.S. Posted by www.eMercedesBenz.com on June 28th, 2006 There's been rumors, speculation, and heresay by automotive journalists.
As for the distribution of the smart, that duty lies solely in the hands of the UnitedAuto Group, the company chosen by DaimlerChrysler to be the exclusive distribution partner of the subcompact brand.
smart, as one of the youngest car makes on the market, stands for innovation, functionality and joie de vivre and especially appeals to customers who are interested in new, clever and trend-setting solutions in the automotive sector.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2006/06/28/013102.html   (783 words)

 USATODAY.com - Smart cars finally roll past hurdles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Here, the cars await their turn to be outfitted with myriad environmental and safety items — from stronger bumpers to better interior padding — to make them legal for sale in the USA.
Smart maintains that the car has passed rigorous safety tests, including a head-on crash with a Mercedes E-Class sedan.
The cars can't be sold in five states with the toughest emissions standards, including New York and California.
www.usatoday.com /money/autos/2006-03-21-smart-car-usat_x.htm   (976 words)

 Howstuffworks "How the Smart Car Works"
With gas prices at historic highs in the United States and fuel-efficient cars in vogue, the time might be perfect for DaimlerChrysler to introduce the Smart Car to U.S. markets.
The updated Smart Fortwo (named because it's "for two" people) is ready for release in 2008, so we could be seeing a lot more Smart Cars on the road in the near future.
Plans for a Smart SUV (the Formore) indicate that the pint-sized 4 x 4 will be produced in Brazil, with half of all Formores built intended for the U.S. market [ref].
auto.howstuffworks.com /smart-car.htm   (1228 words)

 asmartcar.com - Safety
The smart car designers must have known that the size of the smart would raise questions of safety.
Because cars are vulnerable along their sides and the smart’s wheels are as close together as the width of most car hoods, the wheels and axles will absorb crash energy in a side-on collision.
The smart car's polycarbonate body panels are dent and scratch resistant and show little to no damage after a low-speed collision or parking lot mishap.
www.asmartcar.com /safety.html   (421 words)

 Want a flashy car plus 60 mpg? Get 'smart'
A division of Daimler-Chrysler, "smart" is the result of a joint effort between Swatch and Mercedes.
Smart hopes the micro-car will become as much an accessory for the fashionable urbanite as it is a vehicle.
Since the fortwo's introduction, smart has added the forfour, a four-door micro-sedan, and the smart roadster to its lineup of cars.
www.bankrate.com /brm/news/auto/car-guide-2005/Smart1.asp   (610 words)

 Smart Car Egypt | Buying Selling New Used Cars
Smart Car is a major importer of different types of cars ranging from Sedan to Minivans.
Smart Car prices are competitive and its range is wide enough to fulfill most budgets.
Smart car online showroom will have a large database of FAQ asked by foreign expatriates when moving to Egypt and in the process to buy a new car.
www.smartcaregypt.com   (264 words)

 Are U.S. drivers ready for tiny smart cars? - Green Machines - MSNBC.com
Several smart cars sit in a showroom for potential dealers at the headquarters for ZAP.
The frame for smart cars is made of reinforced steel, creating what engineers compare to the way a walnut shell protects the nut.
Smart USA, which is run out of the Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters in Montvale, N.J., won't have to worry about the size issue with its SUV, dubbed the formore.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5217861   (1446 words)

 ConsumerReports.org - First Look: 2006 Smart ForTwo 6/06   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Smart cars have been a fixture in some large European cities since 1998, where their diminutive size, thrifty fuel economy, and distinct appearance have clear appeal.
The little turbo-diesel engine is barely enough for the diminutive Smart; the car quickly loses speed when climbing a long hill.
The car feels reluctant to turn into corners, a trait magnified by vague, slow manual steering that requires four turns from lock to lock.
www.consumerreports.org /cro/cars/new-cars/first-look-2006-smart-fortwo-406.htm   (604 words)

 smart car america
The older Smart model, although fun and distinctive, was often criticized for its sluggish steering and some what laborious changing of gears, according to smart this has been fixed on the new 2007 Smart Fortwo.
Smart Car of America is the number one source for Smart car driving, Smart car buying and Smart Fortwo collaboration, driving inventiveness across North America and the United States.
All Rights Reserved Smart Cars of America, LLC is an independent, privately-held company is not affiliated with, or authorized by smart Canada Division, Daimler Chrysler, smart gmbh, the manufacturer of SMART automobiles, the smartUSA division of Mercedes-Benz LLC, or UnitedAuto Group, the exclusive authorized U.S. importer and distributor of the smart vehicle.
www.smartcarofamerica.com   (470 words)

 Smart Car | Advance Auto Parts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Few automobiles are as noticeable as a Smart car, whether they're rolling serenely down the road or squeezed into a tight spot at the curb.
Smart promotes the fact that with its 8-foot overall length, the coupe—named "fortwo" in Europe—can fit crosswise into a single parking space.
Smart is "supposed to be one of the safer cars on the road," Schneider said.
www.advanceautoparts.com /english/youcan/html/dsm/dsm20040801sc.html   (808 words)

 SMART CAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The smart™ cdi with a fuel consumption rate of only 3.4 liters for every 100 kilometers (93/116/EC) with which you can have lots of driving fun and also be quite speedy on the motorway.
The smart™ and pure is distinguished by its anthracite-coloured TRIDION safety cell and its interior in scodic blue.
In addition to the sale of more than 21,778 smart™ Cabrios, the sales figure increase is above all based on the success of the smart™ with a diesel engine: last year 20,641 smart™s with common-rail direct injection (cdi) were sold.
members.cox.net /theendsworld/smart.htm   (1332 words)

 Welcome to Smart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The comprehensive expertise of DCAG's engineers involved in the development of the first smart is still a factor in developing new models.
Backed by the engineering ideas of the world's most innovative car company, smart is the automobile – creatively reconsidered.
Smart is a new line of vehicles that follows a new line of thinking.
www.smartcarusa.com   (74 words)

 Smart Car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
According to the EPA the Smart Car Americanized by ZAP is one of the most fuel-efficient cars available.
The Smart Car is manufactured in Europe where gasoline is $4 or more per gallon.
The Smart Car Americanized by ZAP is now legal on most U.S. road and freeways, but designers governed the top speed to enhance the fuel efficiency.
www.zaplatinamerica.com /softis/cl/4   (871 words)

 Two-Seat Smart Cars To Be Sold In U.S., DaimlerChrysler Will Market Auto To Those Looking To Save On Gas - CBS News
The car will be distributed by auto retailer UnitedAuto Group Inc., which will be responsible for awarding potential dealers and developing and maintaining a Smart vehicle dealership network throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Zetsche, who personally oversees the company's Mercedes Car Group, of which Smart GmbH is a part, had said repeatedly this year that a decision on whether to sell the tiny car, which measures less than nine feet long from bumper to bumper, would come by the end of June.
Zetsche is a fan of the car, despite the fact that some shareholders have called for Smart to be closed.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/06/28/business/main1760267.shtml   (794 words)

 brabus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Maximum individuality and exclusivity for the Smart is one of the specialties of BRABUS GmbH.
High-quality color-coordinated velour floor mats are also part of their repertoire as is a soft top for the Smart convertible, available in any desired color.
The BRABUS sound package system is specifically matched to the Smart interior and features a custom amplifier, tweeters, mid-range speakers and a sub-woofer located in its custom-designed housing under the driver's seat.
smartcarofamerica.com /brabus.php   (360 words)

 CNN.com - Report: Smart cars coming to U.S. - Jun 27, 2006
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- DaimlerChrysler is set to bring the fuel-efficient subcompact Smart car brand to the United States in 2007, according to a published report.
But the U.S. market is also becoming flooded with fuel-efficient sub-compact cars right now, with the Toyota Yaris, the Honda Fit and the Nissan Versa all debuting in U.S. showrooms this year.
It's not clear if the Smart car would be sold in U.S. Mercedes dealerships, in Chrysler and Dodge dealers or a new dealer network.
www.cnn.com /2006/AUTOS/06/26/smart/index.html   (306 words)

 Wired News: Smart Car Seeks Small Niche
Europe's popular but money-losing Smart car is heading to the United States, where promoters hope it will follow in the tracks of the Mini Cooper and Toyota Prius and become the next automotive fad.
In April, Zap, a Santa Rosa, California, maker of batteries and electric cars, announced that it received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin importing the vehicles.
The European version of the car, which is manufactured by Smart, a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, is rated to get 60 miles per gallon.
www.wired.com /news/autotech/0,2554,67405,00.html   (921 words)

 Orange, Smart launch Bluetooth car | The Register
Once the driver has turned on the car's Bluetooth sub-system and paired it with the phone, he or she can make and receive calls by voice activation.
Smart UK chief Jeremy Simpson told The Register it will be monitoring demand for the special edition model, and may begin a second production run next March.
The car costs £8995 on the road, which Smart claims is andpound400 less than the costs of the standard model plus all the extras build into the special edition, including the T610 and subscription, air con, improved audio system, etc. ®
www.theregister.co.uk /2003/10/08/orange_smart_launch_bluetooth_car   (661 words)

 WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future: SMARTs in America -- Big Deal?
The SMART is a Daimler-Chrysler vehicle, designed in cooperation with Swatch, widely used in Europe; I saw tons of them all around London.
Buying a SMART as a commute vehicle, with the truck or SUV relegated to occasional utility trips, would no doubt be triggered by a need to spend less on gas; historically, high fuel prices have always pushed consumers towards higher-mileage vehicles.
Smart continues to sell well in europe, albeit at 10-20% less than expected or required sales, but this year has seen the greatest uptick.
www.worldchanging.com /archives/002565.html   (2050 words)

 Smart Car plus GSXR equals “Smartuki,” a VERY Smart Car - The Kneeslider   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Peter is a sensible English fellow who took a liking to the Smart Car as soon as it was introduced, so he bought one.
He talked to the fellows over at Z Cars, you know them, R1 powered Mini’s and the like, and they said “Sure, we can do that.” So Peter dropped off a brand new Smart Car and the fun began.
The SMART car is exciting but the stock engine sounds lame and was a put-off.
thekneeslider.com /archives/2005/06/08/smart-car-plus-gsxr-equals-smartuki-a-very-smart-car...   (1833 words)

 CNN.com - Plugged in: Is Smart coming to the U.S.? - Jun 13, 2006
The loss-making city car from Mercedes-Benz may finally be headed to America.
Smart claims fuel economy ranging from 46.3 miles per gallon in the city to 70.6 mpg on the highway.
Mercedes dealers aren't going to want to sell a car that makes no money and dilutes their image of exclusivity, so a new independent network will have to be created.
www.cnn.com /2006/AUTOS/06/07/pluggedin_fortune/index.html   (715 words)

 SMART Car Crash Video
ill make the shortest car in the world even shorter and do the world a favour by getting rid of a another smart car, thank god.
If there was a force moving oposite of the smart car...in other words...if the concrete thingy moved towards the smart car instead of staying still..
and i saw it, the smart can fly around 30 feet, but the passengers were safe, just few hurt but the mercedes passengers were very safe hehehe like to call the police and insurance, def.
www.metacafe.com /watch/60538/smart_car_crash   (738 words)

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