The joint venture MCC (Micro Compact Car AG) created corporations Daimler-Benz and the Swiss watchmaker SMH to create the urban two-seater and very economical mini-car Smart. The company Smart – is a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler. Model Smart («Egghead”), was first presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1997. The production is carried out in the French town of Hambach from 1998. Avtmobil created the so-called “sandwich” platform with safety capsule Tridion. Body length is only 2.5 meters. Bodywork – energy absorption. Wheelbase 812 mm. Weight 720 kg, the maximum – 980 kg. Smart has a low center of gravity that reduces the risk of rollover in sharp bends. The car is equipped with a three-cylinder engine of 0.6 liter capacity of 45 liters. from. with fuel injection. The engine is located behind the rear wheels and results. In a modification of a turbocharged power is increased to 55 liters. from. The maximum speed of 135 km / h. In 1999 the range was complemented by a modification of the diesel turbo engine capacity of 0.8 liter capacity of 41 liters. from. The six-speed gearbox Softouch with variable gear ratio and an electric clutch. Standard features include ABS, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, “crash-manager”, an energy absorbing steering column, airbags for driver and passenger. Premiere Convertible – September 1999. In November 1999, he was an embodiment with a motor cdi.