As the smart roadster nears the end of its life, smart is launching the new ‘finale edition’ for customers who want to invest in a compact, classic sports car.

Exclusively available in the UK from April 2006, the roadster and roadster-coupe ‘finale edition’ will give customers a fun-packed and thrilling driving experience.

Originally launched in the UK in June 2003, the roadster helped recreate an authentic driving feeling, reminiscent of the 50s and 60s. Since it was announced that the car will no longer be built, experts have been predicting that it will become a collectable classic.

The commemorative special edition has an 80 bhp engine and boasts an impressive level of specification, including 17" runline alloy wheels, metallic paint, air conditioning, cockpit clock and rev counter, starter switch integrated in gear shift lever, sound package, interior contrast components in ‘flow silver’ and an exclusive colour combination on the roadster of speed silver body panels with black tridion. With front and rear grille in the same body colour, the car looks strikingly different from standard models.

Dermot Kelly, Managing Director Mercedes Car Group, said: "With more than 6,500 models sold in the UK since launch the roadster has been extremely popular. This could be the last chance for roadster enthusiasts to buy what is expected to be a sought after model."

The pricing of the ‘finale edition’ will be: 

  • roadster ‘finale edition’ £13,990 otr
  • roadster-coupe ‘finale edition’ £14,690 otr