Smart has announced that the limited edition fortwo nightorange will be coming the UK, following its debut in mainland European markets earlier this year.
As the name implies, the distinguishing feature is the orange paintwork that, depending on your point of view, looks either very chic or a bit municipal authority. Offsetting the orangeness are the 15” alloys, tridion safety cell, grilles and door mirror housings, all of which are finished in black.
The dark theme is carried over to the interior, where the seats are upholstered in black nappa leather and cloth. A similar shade is used for the clock and tachometer pods, special floor mats, sports steering wheel and dashboard trim.
235 examples of the fortwo nightorange will be available, in either coupé or convertible guise. Unlike the diesel-powered fortwo lightshine edition that appeared back in January, nightorange buyers get a choice of two petrol engines.
The obvious option for anyone wanting to avoid paying road tax or the London Congestion Charge is the 70 bhp (52 kW / 71 PS) micro hybrid unit, because CO2 emissions don’t exceed 100 g/km.
Alternatively, there’s the 82 bhp (62 kW / 84 PS) motor. Capacity is still 999 cc, but thanks to the addition of a turbocharger performance is more brisk - the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) acceleration time is cut from 13.7 to 10.7 seconds, for example. The trade-off is reduced efficiency, but combined cycle consumption of 57.6 mpg (4.9 l/100km) and a CO2 figure of 115 g/km still aren’t too bad.
Smart has confirmed UK prices as follows:
70 bhp nightorange coupé - £9,995
82 bhp nightorange coupé - £10,495
70 bhp nightorange cabriolet - £11,495
82 bhp nightorange cabriolet - £11,995
Low CO2 fortwo lightshine
Zero Congestion Charge