The smart Roadshow Travels to San Francisco This Weekend

SF Residents Get to Try the Hill-Holding, City Friendly Car

smart fortwo (photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA)

The smart fortwo is rolling into San Francisco this weekend to give city dwellers a few 'smart' options for their travels around narrow and hilly city streets.  This Labor Day weekend at Marina Green Triangle on Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., participants can experience firsthand why the smart fortwo is the ultimate city car.  With its best-in-class turning radius, convenient compact size and competitive fuel economy, the smart fortwo is the smart choice for San Francisco residents.

This summer, a selection of smart fortwo coupes and cabrios are road tripping across the U.S., stopping in a different city every weekend to allow residents to take the smart fortwo for a spin and earn a complimentary $20 gift card.

smart fortwo cabrio (photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA)

As the most affordable new convertible on the market, the smart fortwo cabrio allows drivers to fully experience the fresh California air as they drive across the Golden Gate Bridge.  Participants in the Roadshow can enjoy the convertible lifestyle at the touch of a button as the smart fortwo opens up from a closed two-seater into a large sliding canvas sunroof.

San Francisco has a special place in the smart fortwo's heart—better known as a 3-cylinder turbocharged engine—as the redesigned smart fortwo features a new safety function, Hill Start Assist, designed with San Francisco in mind. Hill Start Assist maintains brake pressure to prevent unwanted rollback when driving on an incline.

The smart fortwo also offers a suite of driver assistance systems including Crosswind Assist to keep the vehicle in its lane in windy weather conditions and an optional proximity warning function to warn of potential collisions.

The all-new smart fortwo was redesigned from the ground up to provide ultimate urban mobility and self-expression.  With a length of just 8.8 feet and a turning circle of 22.8 feet, the smart fortwo sets new benchmarks in maneuverability—perfect for urban driving.

For increased comfort and convenience, the smart fortwo includes the exclusive cross connect app, standard Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free calling, a multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, automatic climate control and 3.5" color display and alarm.

As an extension of the Mercedes-Benz product portfolio, the smart fortwo offers personalization, convenience, safety, efficiency and affordability—the 2016 smart fortwo coupe starts at $14,650 and the all-new smart fortwo cabrio starts at $18,900.

Learn more about the smart Roadshow and where it's stopping next by visiting

About smart

smart, a part of the Mercedes-Benz, USA portfolio, is headquartered in Atlanta.  The smart line consists of fortwo models in coupe, cabrio and electric drive.  All smart models sold in the U.S. are covered by a four-year, 50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty.

Classified as ultra-low emissions vehicles by the State of California Air Resources Board, smart models are 8.8 feet long and just over 5 feet tall by 5 feet wide.  Despite their microcar exterior dimensions, smart vehicles are surprisingly roomy inside and have a full array of technological and safety features including the patented tridion safety cell, and eight airbags in the coupe and six airbags in the cabriolet, which is designed to protect occupants in the event of a collision.  All smart vehicles, designed to be 85% recyclable and over 95% reclaimable, are produced in the environmentally oriented "smartville" factory in Hambach, France.

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