Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for the 2017 smart fortwo electric drive coupe and cabrio. Both models will arrive this summer with the smart electric drive coupe starting at $24,550 and the electric drive cabrio at $28,750, before any federal and state incentives are applied.

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The 2017 smart fortwo electric drive cabrio will also be the only electric convertible on the market.

The good news is the new fortwo electric drive is $1,200 cheaper than the outgoing model. The 2017 smart fortwo electric drive has a more powerful electric motor, a higher top speed, a slightly longer driving range and a faster AC charging time with a higher power onboard charger.

The smart fortwo electric drive is powered by an 80 horsepower electric motor that has 6 more horsepower than the outgoing model and 118 lb-ft. of torque. Most importantly the 2017 model now has a driving range between 70-80 miles compared to the outgoing model that only had a 68 mile range. Lastly charging times have been cut down significantly with it only taking 3 hours to fully charge it on a 240 volt charger, compared to 6 hours before.

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Offered in pure, passion and prime trims the fortwo electric drive features new value-added packages and options, including an exclusive Electric Green tridion cell color and optionally available Climate Package, which includes heated seats, a heated steering wheel and provides additional insulation for climate control, comfort and efficiency.

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