Daimler reportedly patents new Smart roadster design

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    Daimler reportedly patents new Smart roadster design

    Daimler reportedly patents new Smart roadster design
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    January 2, 2011
    by Steven J. Ewing


    We aren't quite sure what Daimler is working on here, but these patent drawings of what appear to be a Smart Fortwo-based roadster were submitted for trademark approval on November 16, 2010. The folks at Carscoop suggest that this could be a redux of the automaker's Crossblade cabriolet, sold in the early 2000s with very limited production (just 2,000 were made). Us? We aren't so sure.

    While the design of this recent patent submission looks like it could preview the next-generation design of the Smart family, we doubt that any sort of roadster is in the works for the immediate future. Could this show up as a concept at one of the 2011 auto shows? We won't rule it out, but for now, we won't be holding our breath for any sort of Smart-branded roadster in the not-too-distant future.

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    Last edited by ne_one; 01-02-2011 at 03:16 PM.

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    Re: Daimler reportedly patents new Smart roadster design

    Why not just rehash the old Smart Roadster with a better engine? At least it was kinda cool looking...


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    Re: Daimler reportedly patents new Smart roadster design

    Street legal golf carts, I bet these things would be a lot of fun to own and drive around.

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    Re: Daimler reportedly patents new Smart roadster design

    Quote Originally Posted by Bejeweled View Post
    Street legal golf carts, I bet these things would be a lot of fun to own and drive around.
    They'd be awesome to take out in about 5 inches of snow with the sole intent of destroying them.
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