Mark Finkenstaedt, Smart USA
A worker conducts a final inspection of a 2008 Smart car in preparation for loading onto a vehicle carrier at the Mercedes-Benz prep center in the Port of Baltimore Monday.

A worker conducts a final inspection of a 2008 Smart car in preparation for loading onto a vehicle carrier at the Mercedes-Benz prep center in the Port of Baltimore Monday. Smart USA announced the U.S. sales launch of the 8-foot, 8-inch ForTwo, which will arrive at dealerships across the nation this week. Reservation-holders will have the first chance to buy the tiny imported two-seater, which gets 40 mpg highway and has a base price of $11,500.