The ForTwo city car has, since its inception, been the ultimate small urban runaround. And now a new convertible version has sprung up from this diminutive car and is set to make its full debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Before that, though, Daimler has released lots pictures of it - for us to properly prepare, perhaps? According to Smart, this car represents “three cars in one” due to its ‘tritop’ fabric roof design, which is larger than the outgoing ForTwo cabrio, that can be closed and opened fully or partially.
The roof takes roughly 12 seconds to be fully lowered or raised, even when driving, and comes in a choice of blue denim, red, or black. A special button on the key fob even allows the owner to operate the roof remotely.
Smart also claims this car is 15% more rigid than the model it replaces, achieved through new materials and manufacturing processes, quashing chatter that it isn’t as strong as it should be compared to its roofed sibling.
The new ForTwo cabrio will, naturally, share the same engine options as the hard top which are both three-cylinder engines, a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated unit and 0.9-litre turbocharged unit, which outputs 71hp and 90hp respectively. They are mated to either a five-speed manual or a dual-clutch automatic.
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