2017 fortwo Electric Drive
Passion Cabrio

Starting at $28,000[1]
As low as $20,5000 after federal tax credit.[2]

Style and comfort for the electric crowd.

With the smart fortwo electric drive passion cabrio, no detail is too small. It features smart's signature aggressive body style, but with additional touches inside and out for a more comfortable ride and a more customizable look. One thing is for sure, it puts our passion for driving on full display.

Passion Cabrio Highlights

smart car driver and passenger seat

Three unique interiors, all equally impressive.

The interior of the passion cabrio features three unique styles for you to choose from - orange on black, white on black, or black on black. Plus, the contrast of textured and smooth fabrics gives it a decidedly dynamic and urban feel.

parked orange passion cabrio

Spokes that speak to you.

With such a standout interior, the passion cabrio demands a flashy wheel, which is why it comes equipped with an 8-spoke lightweight alloy wheel, painted in black with a high-sheen finish. So wherever you roll through, eyes will always follow.

passion cabrio interior

Features you'll take comfort in.

Powered and heated mirrors. A height adjustable driver seat. A supple leather steering wheel. These features and more all add up to make the passion cabrio a pleasure on the road.

parked orange passion cabrio

Open or closed in 12 seconds flat.

The smart soft top fully converts with the flick of a switch. It's operational at any speed, with multiple settings for different levels of shade, and removable roof bars that fit neatly into a compartment in the rear.

Plus, it's decidedly durable, facing the same tests as the tops of Mercedes-Benz cabrios. Multiple layers of fabric and a rear-glass window with defroster make this soft top hard to beat.

You can't be smart without being safe.

The smart fortwo electric drive passion is engineered with Mercedes-Benz, and it's held to those safety standards. The patented Tridion Safety Cell is made of high-strength steel, with an energy-absorbing crumple zone to minimize impact.

Plus, it's equipped with Crosswind Assist to detect strong gusts of wind and anti-lock brakes to give you maximum control, while the positioning of the battery in the vehicle's underbody offers increased protection if a collision occurs.

electric smart car

Electric Standards

Charge on the go

All across the country, charging stations are popping up, which means less worry about long trips. And with apps like Plugshare and Chargepoint®, it's easier than ever to find them.

Find stations Near You
Further for Less

MPGe stands for Miles Per Gallon Equivalent, and the smart fortwo electric drive excels in this area. With 124 city MPGe and 108 combined MPGe[5], it's the most efficient two-seater on sale[4], requiring less electricity to go further, and minimizing your energy bill along the way.

Shorter Charge Times

With a new powerful, onboard charger that comes standard, you can go from 0-100% charge in just 3 hours. Not only is that twice as fast as the old model, it puts smart among the fastest-charging electric vehicles on the planet. And if you're unsure about the equipment, don't worry, our smart dealers will get you all set up.

To learn more about charging your electric vehicle, view our Electric FAQs.

More Efficiency

For smart, wastefulness was always the enemy. So, it's no surprise that the electric drive comes with an ECO driving mode, designed to maximize range and turn the vehicle's kinetic energy into electric energy for the road ahead.

Plus, with pre-entry climate control, you can heat or cool your smart while charging, for even more energy efficiency.


Technical Specs

  • Motor Three-phase synchronous motor
  • Transmission Single-speed
  • Battery 17.6 kWh Lithium-ion
  • MPGe 124 city/94 hwy/108 combined[5]
  • Range 58 miles[5]
  • Acceleration (0-60) 11.7 sec
  • Top Speed 81 mph
  • Max Torque 118 lb-ft
  • Rated Output 80 hp
  • Drive Configuration Rear-wheel drive
  • Charger 7.2kW
  • Charge Time (0-100%)
    3 hours (240v/32A)
    Up to 16.5 hours (120v/12A)
  • Turning Radius 22.8 ft
  • Wheel Size 15 in



  • Retractable soft-top roof
  • Glass rear window with defroster
  • All-season tires
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • 15" 8-spoke alloy wheels
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Lockable service hood


  • Center console switch for easy roof retraction
  • Air conditioning with automatic climate control
  • 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel
  • Dashboard-mounted power meter and clock
  • 3.5" color display in instrument cluster
  • Powered and heated side-view mirrors
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Cruise control
  • Power windows
  • Power steering
  • Center console with pullout compartment
  • Flat folding passenger seat
  • smart Audio System with Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free calling
  • 3 cup holders
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Tailgate storage compartment
  • Retractable cargo cover


  • ESP® - electronic stability program with hill start assist
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 6 airbags
  • Alarm system
  • Central locking system with remote
  • Crosswind Assist



  • Smartphone cradle (+$100)
  • Fog lamps (+$110)
  • Rain and light sensor (+$120)*
  • Ambient lighting (+$150)
  • Heated seats (+$240)
  • Panoramic sunroof (+$350)
  • Proximity Warning Function (+$250)
  • JBL® Sound System (+$490)
  • Armrest (+$100)
  • All-weather floor trays (+$130)
  • Rearview camera (+$250)**
  • Rearview camera with Park Assist (+$450)**
  • BRABUS soft top in brown, beige or grey (+$800)

*Requires fog lamps

**Requires smart Media-System


  • Lighting Package (+$400) Integrated "light guide" Daytime Running Lights, LED tail lights
  • Climate Package (+$200) Additional door and floor insulation for comfort and climate efficiency, heated steering wheel (only available with heated front seats)
  • smart Media-System with JBL® Sound System (+$1,780) smart Media-System with navigation and electric drive efficiency information screens, JBL® Sound System with removable subwoofer


For protecting the car that's protecting you, there's our New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This protects every new smart and covers defects in material and workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first). Plus, it comes with 24-hour Roadside Assistance.

And for electric drive owners, you'll also receive an 8 year/62,000-mile battery warranty. That means if anything happens to your battery, or it suffers considerable capacity loss, we'll replace it free of charge.

Ready to take the next step?

  • [1]Prices effective for current model year only. Prices are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice. Excludes tax, title, registration, destination charge, options and other smart center fees. Pricing will vary in Puerto Rico.

  • [2]The incentive referenced does not constitute tax or legal advice. To confirm the vehicle tax benefits for which you may be eligible, consult with a tax professional prior to purchase. The incentive is not within smart's control, is subject to change without notice, and must be claimed by the lessor or purchaser of the vehicle.

  • [3]To charge vehicle from 20 to 100%

  • [4]Per the U.S. Department of Energy.


  • [5]Preliminary numbers based on the 2017 smart fortwo electric drive coupe