Smart Roadster and Roadster Coupe 2003-2006


June 24, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 31, 2015
Smart Roadster (2003-2006)
Country
Germany
Top Speed (mph)
111
0-60 mph
10.6
BHP
80 @5250rpm
Torque lbft
81 @2250rpm
BHP per ton
99
MPG UK/US
55/46
Engine capacity CC/CU
698/43
Engine type
Straight 3 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Turbocharged
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 6
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic
No of speeds
6
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
134.9
Width (in)
63.6
Height (in)
46.9
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1780
Additional Info: Created to be an affordable to buy and run sports car by Mercedes, note: most were made in France. Available as a Roadster (targa top) and Roadster Coupe (has extended roof to rear and a targa top). The Roadster comes with either a 61bhp (0-60 in 15 secs) or an 81bhp engine, while the Coupe gets the 81bhp engine only. A gear paddle shift is optional. Brabus versions are also available with 101bhp (0-60 in 9.5 secs), lower suspension, new twin exhausts, six spoke alloys, different spoilers and side sills and upgraded interior trim. Brabus also created a prototype with a V6 Bi-Turbo producing 215bhp, however these are not road legal. Other special editions include the Roadster Coupe Racing edition, with many Brabus extras and a build number starting with RCR UK…., they also had a 90bhp optional upgrade. The ‘Finale Edition’ was availabe in a number of special colours.

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