Smart ForTwo Iceshine edition launched at €14,490 (Photos)

Smart ForTwo may not have stamped their authority as yet in automobile markets, but the company is popular for its compact eco friendly two-seater offerings. The company has announced its special edition Iceshine, and deliveries are expected to begin by October this year.

Pre-orders for Europe have begun. Only 1,800 units will make it through production. Two color options are available, all-white and azure blue. Iceshine Edition has 15 inch alloys and LED daytime driving lights. Leather furnishings adorn insides of the car. There’s a 3-spoke sports steering wheel that enhances the ambiance.

The white stitching elements in interiors add a perky element to décor layout. There’s air conditioning, an audio system, and automatic temperature control. This special edition is available as a carbio or coupe. A panoramic sunroof with a stylish sunblind comes with the coupe. Individuals can opt for a 70 hp mhd petrol engine or a 83 hp unit.

Prices range from €14,490.00 ($18,312) to €18,150.00 ($22,938).

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The latest smart fortwo special model is the ‘edition iceshine’, which combines a fresh, cheeky look with chic equipment details. This exciting special model can be preordered in white or exclusive azure blue from June, while the first vehicles in this limited series will be rolled out to dealers in October 2012. The smart fortwo edition iceshine is available as a coupé or cabrio, with a 52kW mhd petrol engine or a 62kW petrol engine. Prices start at €14,490.

The smart fortwo edition iceshine is the latest in a long line of attractive special models from smart, and shows once again how extensively this two-seater can be customised. Its appearance is unusual. The tridion safety cell comes in white, while the bodypanels are available in a choice of two attractive colours: white, or an azure blue specially developed for this edition. Other exclusives include the white alloy wheels, with their new 3-double-spoke design and wide tyres in size 175/55 R 15 (front) and 195/50 R 15 (rear). These tie in nicely with the white tridion safety cell and door mirror caps. The LED daytime driving lights and special logo on the mirror triangle also identify this edition.

The sporty, top-flight feel continues in the interior: all edition iceshine models come with exclusive leather-effect seats with a white fabric insert on the backrest and white stitchi ng, plus a 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with shift paddles and white stitching. The rings round the dashboard instruments and some contrast components are also white. The audio system basic, comprising an RDS radio with USB and AUX ports for your MP3 or CD player, two integrated loudspeakers and an additional drawer below the operating unit, is fitted as standard – as are the exclusive floor mats.

Limited to 1,800 vehicles, this model is based on the passion equipment line. Among other standard features, it therefore comes with the softouch automatic gear programme, electric windows, air conditioning with automatic temperature control, and a panoramic roof with sunblind. Electric power steering, heated seats, a lockable glove compartment, the smart sound system with five loudspeakers and other optional extras are also available.

What is more, the smart audio system navigation/multimedia, black leather-effect instrument panel, BRABUS 3-spoke sports steering wheel with steering wheel gearshift and smart cradle for the iPhone® 3/3GS and 4/4S are available for the edition iceshine at special prices.

Here is an overview of the pricing:

Engine/power    Engine type    Engine capacity    Price in € in Germany (incl. 19% VAT)

Smart ForTwo Edition Iceshine Coupé

1.0 l (52 kW/71 hp) petrol mhd    3-cyl. in-line naturally aspirated engine    999 cc    €14,490.00 ($18,312)
1.0 l (62 kW/84 hp) petrol    3-cyl. in-line turbo engine    999 cc    €15,060.00 ($19,033)

Smart ForTwo Edition Iceshine Cabrio

1.0 l (52 kW/71 hp) petrol mhd    3-cyl. in-line naturally aspirated engine    999 cc    €17,580.00 ($22,218)
1.0 l (62 kW/84 hp) petrol    3-cyl. in-line turbo engine    999 cc    €18,150.00 ($22,938)