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Smart Roadster Coupé (2003-2007)

Like the Roadster production of the Smart Roadster Coupe was stopped at the end of 2006 due to low sales figures making the practicality of building this car unviable. It is something of a surprise because it’s a car which appears to push all the right buttons.

It’s not fast on paper but it is a hoot to drive due to its light weight, good balance and low centre of gravity. It has cute looks but is still sporty enough to appeal to male drivers. The Smart Roadster Coupe is also a lot cheaper than just about any other car providing this much fun. Finally, there is a small and efficient engine which keeps running costs low and is more kindly to the environment than most. We’ll be sad to see it go despite its reputation for leaks around the footwells. Standard equipment isn’t particularly impressive and the interior is filled with plastic mouldings, but it all feels well put together and has a sporty appeal.

The glass hatchback of the Roadster Coupe provides more space than the Roadster and combined with the front storage space makes this little car surprisingly practical.

Smart Roadster Coupé Details

Production dates2003-2007
Fuel tank capacity 35 litres / 9.2 US gal
Warranty 2 years or unlimited miles
Service intervals 9300 miles

Smart Roadster Coupé

Smart Roadster Coupé Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type 3 Cylinder
Engine capacity 698 cc
Power 80@5250 bhp
Torque 81@3000 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd Softouch
UK retail price from £14,515
UK insurance group 11

Smart Roadster Coupé Performance

Max speed (auto) 113 mph / 182 kph
0-60mph (auto) 11.2 seconds

Smart Roadster Coupé Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 55.4 mpg
CO2 emissions (auto) 121 g/km

Smart Roadster Coupé BRABUS

The Smart Roadster Coupe BRABUS was the top of the range car and priced to match. It may have a good selection of luxuries, a tuned engine and the Brabus badge it had to compete with cars like the Mini Cooper S that felt like more for the money. The little Brabus Roadster Coupe however has a rarity and character that makes it rather appealing and if you can put up with Smart's rather sleepy semi-automatic gearbox (which Brabus manages to speed up a little) the reward is a big dose of fun. It is at home in the windiest of roads where the firm suspension and low centre of gravity can do their stuff. On long runs however it can become tiresomely noisy. Few people would buy such a car for this kind of driving though so most found their homes whizzing around city streets and country lanes. It also has the added bonuses of great fuel economy and with the glass hatchback of the Smart Roadster Coupe, a good amount of luggage space for such a small car.

Smart Roadster Coupé BRABUS Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type
Engine capacity 698 cc
Power 101@5600 bhp
Torque 96@2500-5300 lb.ft
Transmission type 5-spd Softouch
UK retail price from £17,290
UK insurance group 13

Smart Roadster Coupé BRABUS Performance

Max speed (auto) 122 mph / 196 kph
0-60mph (auto) 9.8 seconds

Smart Roadster Coupé BRABUS Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 53.3 mpg

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  1. Stefano Stefano says:

    I find the hardtop for roadster coupe Smart can help me?
    Best regards
    More thanks
    Stefano
    Italia (Padua)

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