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453 Live Reveal! July 16th 2014, 6:00 Pm Gmt

16 Jul 2014

Posted by FlossyTheSmart in Front Page News
Watch the live unveiling here, from 6:00 - 6:30 PM GMT. That's 2:00 - 2:30 PM EDT, or 11:00-11:30 AM PDT. Just click the video below - If you're early to the stream, it seems to be playing the "big city car" video on loop, with a message about the event in between playings. Enjoy! EDIT: Video is no longer live streaming. Here's a Youtube link to the actual "reveal" of the new car:

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23 Sep 2013

Posted by Mike T in Front Page News
The new fortwo has been revealed in its more or less definitive form, but it's still somewhat disguised. Note the four wheel bolts!

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These are the first spy pics depicting the production variant of next year’s Smart ForTwo.
Up until now we only saw test mules of the second-gen ForTwo but now we get the chance to take a look at the rear-wheel drive city car in production form which is scheduled to come out sometime in 2014. The ForTwo will be available strictly as a two-door model but a ForFour revival with two additional doors is also in the pipeline with a stretched wheelbase to accommodate two rear passengers.
The Smart duo will share platform with the next-gen Renault Twingo which will be offered exclusively as a five-door model. Reports are indicating Smart is planning an electric version of the ForTwo powered by an 87 bhp (65 kW) electric motor. Regular versions will be available with several three-cylinder gasoline and diesel versions, including a turbocharged gasoline motor developing 84 bhp (63 kW) and 104 bhp (77 kW).

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    @  marchanna : (19 September 2014 - 06:53 PM) Maybe for the time being having a moderator approval for all uploaded images to ensure space isn't exceeded.
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