It’s been a long while since Smart last released a special edition Fortwo. Not that we missed it, but they used to put one out every other week. Now they’ve come up with a new version called the Citybeam – unveiled in Brussels – and it’s business as usual: new colors, new rims, and there’s your lot.
We thought that after this lengthy absence smart would come up with something new and interesting, or at least they would put a bit more effort in making the special editions more, well, special. But the Citybeam is not special. It is a stupid car with a stupid name. Sorry, Smart.
Smart Fortwo Citybeam comes with a silver tridion safety cell that can be paired with light blue, silver metallic or matt anthracite body panels. It also gets new 3-double-spoke alloy wheels with wide tyres (175/55 R 15 at the front and 195/50 R 15 at the rear). Other little styling touches include titanium-coloured headlamps, LED daytime driving lights and the edition logo in the mirror triangles.
Inside the cabin, you find a combination of black leather with crystal grey fabric inserts in the backrest and crystal grey stitching, two-section knee pad in black/crystal grey leather look, a 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with shift paddles and crystal grey stitching, and some fancy floor mats.
Smart Fortwo Citybeam is based on the Passion trim level and comes with electric windows, air conditioning with automatic temperature control and a transparent panoramic roof with sunblind. Power is provided by a three-cylinder petrol unit in two state of tune with 70 or 84 horsepower, or you can opt for the electric drive system. Prices start from €14,490.