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The Smart is not an automatic in the traditional sense of the term. Just like the Toyota Aygo and most Citroens, it has an Automated Electronic Gearshift. In effect this is a traditional manual type gearbox with a fully automated clutch and gearchange.
The only automatics that cannot be towed without modification are CVT and traditional torque converter automatics.
BTW, irrespective of the arguments for or against A Frames, it is illegal to tow a Smart with an unbraked A Frame unless an inertia device such as a Brake Buddy is used.