The BRABUS models of the new Smart Fortwo are ready to roll, which is available in both coupe and convertible bodystyles. BRABUS Weber is a high-performance aftermarket tuning company which specializes in Mercedes-benz, Smart and Maybach vehicles, similar to Hamann which modifies Ferraris and BMW.
Rated at 72 kW / 98 bhp three cylinder turbo engine, the Smart Fortwo BRABUS and Smart Fortwo BRABUS- Xclusive have more than 30 percent engine power than the BRABUS variant of the forerunner model. Simultaneously the low consumption and low CO2 emissions make palpable that this does not have to come at a cost to the environment and customers' wallets.
The sporty temperament of the new Smart Fortwo BRABUS is immediately perceptible, it features "Monoblock VI" alloy wheels with wide tyres measuring 175/50 R 16 at the front and 225/35 R 17 at the rear, wider rear wheel arches, a sports exhaust system with centrally positioned stainless steel tailpipes and a body that has been lowered by ten millimeters.
Into the bargain, the interiors are illustrious from that of typical Smart Fortwo models by a number of BRABUS styling elements, for example the gear knob, hand-brake handle and pedals. The speedometer, rev counter and clock also bear the BRABUS moniker.
Both BRABUS models of the new Smart Fortwo (BRABUS and BRABUS Xclusive) are available as a coupe or a cabriolet.
Talking about the 'Exclusive', it does not differ from the BRABUS model in terms of drive and performance but it comes with additional equipment that leaves almost nothing to be desired. Nevertheless, it is immediately recognizable as a BRABUS Xclusive.
The paintjob of the Smart Fortwo BRABUS Xclusive further underlines the elitism of this model. It is exclusively available in the combinations (tridion safety cell/bodypanels) silver/silver or black/black.
The turbo in-line engine expands maximum torque of 140 Newton meters at 3500 rpm. The BRABUS deviation of the Smart Fortwo races from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds and attains an electronically limited top speed of 155 km/h, which is not sizzling by any standards but good when you consider you can drive a ForTwo at such 'high' speeds .
With combined fuel consumption of just 5.2 liters per 100 kms the new smart fortwo BRABUS is one of the most cost-effective cars in its size and power category. Carbon dioxide emissions stand at 124 grams per kms.
The prices (ex factory) of the new BRABUS models:
Smart fortwo BRABUS
Coupe € 16 490
Cabriole € 19 430
Smart fortwo BRABUS Xclusive
Coupe € 19 490
Cabriole € 22 430