2017 fortwo Electric Drive
Prime Cabrio

Starting at $29,000[1]
As low as $21,5000 after federal tax credit.[2]

Zero gas. Unlimited potential.

The smart fortwo electric drive prime cabrio is unlike any other electric car. Stylish and chic, it features unique amenities like the smart Lighting Package, black leather seats, and 15-inch wheels, all of which combine to make it the premier electric car on the road.

Prime Cabrio Highlights

prime cabrio night lights

Ready for the bright lights.

In the front, the prime cabrio features powerful fog lamps with cornering function so you can get a glimpse of the curvy roads ahead. In the back, honeycomb taillights for extra style. And on the inside, ambient lighting to set the mood.

prime cabrio media system

smart Media-System with rearview camera.

The smart Media-System makes it easy to view your charge level and energy flow. And when you stop on a dime, and throw it in reverse, the rearview camera has you covered.

smart prime cabrio interior

Cool black leather interior.

The seats of the prime cabrio are coated in a lush black leather with white top-stitching. This gives it a refined visual look while adding to the overall comfort of the cabin.

prime cabrio soft top

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 prime 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 7.2 kW
  • 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
  • All-season tires
  • 15" 5-twin-spoke light alloy wheels
  • Fog lights with cornering light function
  • Integrated "light guide" Daytime Running Lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Rain and light sensor
  • Powered and heated mirrors
  • Tired 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
  • 3.5" color display in instrument cluster
  • Dashboard mounted tachometer and clock
  • Black leather upholstery
  • Ambient lighting
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Heated seats
  • Cruise control
  • Power windows
  • Center console with pullout compartment
  • Flat folding passenger seat
  • Retractable cargo cover
  • 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)
  • Proximity Warning Function (+$250)
  • JBL® Sound System (+$490)
  • Armrest (+$100)
  • All-weather floor trays (+$130)
  • Rearview camera (+$250)*
  • Rearview camera with Park Assist (+$450)*

*Requires smart Media System


  • Climate Package (+$200) Additional door and floor insulation for comfort and climate efficiency, heated steering wheel
  • smart Media-System with JBL® Sound System (+$1780) smart Touchscreen 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