smart USA Distributor LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. recently announced the pricing of the all-new smart fortwo models that will be sold in the U.S. beginning in the first quarter of 2008. The smart fortwo will be available in three trim levels. The entry-level pure coupe will start at $11,590 MSRP, with standard features such as a five-speed transmission, central remote locking system, two-spoke leather steering wheel and a radio-ready console. The well-equipped passion coupe, starting at $13,590 MSRP, includes a panorama roof, alloy wheels, air conditioning with climate control, three-spoke leather sports steering wheel with gear shift paddles, power windows, electric and heated side mirrors and an AM/FM radio with CD player, all standard. Those seeking top-down excitement can choose the passion cabrio, starting at $16,590 MSRP, featuring a fully automatic soft top that can be adjusted with a push of a button, and in addition to the standard equipment of the passion coupe, a premium sound system with an in-dash mp3 compatible 6-CD changer. All models are equipped with a 1-liter, 3-cylinder, 71-horsepower engine. An optional “comfort package” for the passion coupe and passion cabrio, at $850 MSRP, includes leather heated seats, electric power steering, rain/light sensors and auto-off headlamps with exit delay. For more information, visit