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Smart Car In San Antonio

By emarketing | Posted in Dealership News on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 9:50 pm
Smart Car in San Antonio

Smart Car in San Antonio

Smart Car In San Antonio

Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio, your premiere San Antonio Mercedes-Benz dealer is excited for Smart Car, which was recently reacquired  by Mercedes-Benz  and their announcement about the Smart Fortwo.  The Fortwo is a electric car that is plugged into a wall outlet to charge, and it was announced that a substantially revised version will be shown in September’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

After the recent revisions the Fortwo will be equipped with a Bosch brushless electric motor generating 73 horsepower, which is an upgrade of about 30 horsepower from the prior model. On top of that it will come equipped with a more potent lithium-ion battery.

These upgrades add to overall top speed and also pick-up time. The Fortwo can get to 62 miles per hour, the current models top speed, in just under 13 seconds. In the new upgraded Fortwo model the top speed is up 13 mph at a cruising 75mph! Not bad for how small it is! Not only does the new electric motor and ion battery add to the top speed but it also extends the range, between charges, by 16 miles making the new total range a solid 87 miles. Once the battery runs out it is believed that the battery takes approximately eight hours to recharge according to Mercedes. It can also be charged in less than an hour with an onboard 22-kilowatt high-capacity charger, a car that big where do I sign up for the high capacity charger?

Although the current Smart Fortwo is limited to roughly 2,000 units in regards to the current model, Mercedes has big plans for the release of the upgrade. Mercedes is looking to hit around 30 different markets worldwide and also boost the overall production to over 10,000 units! Though you won’t see this upgrade until the future stay in touch with Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio, your Mercedes-Benz dealer in San Antonio, as we will soon be carrying Smart cars.

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