Brabus is infusing more power in the Smart Fortwo, ForTwo Cabriolet, and ForFour models just in time for the Beijing Auto Show.
We saw the Coupe and four-door version exactly two months ago while the cars were conducting a photo shoot, and now all three versions are being presented in official pics. You can tell this is a Brabus-tuned version by the beefier front bumper and a matte grey rear diffuser insert with a chrome trim for the dual exhaust tips.
Brabus worked its magic and managed to squeeze an extra 7 horsepower (5 kilowatts) and 17 pound-feet (23 newton meters) from the turbocharged 0.9-liter, three-cylinder engine. It now churns 109 hp (80 kW) at 5,750 rpm and 125 lb-ft (170 Nm) at 2,000 rpm which is enough to enable the ForTwo Coupe and Cabrio hit 62 mph (100 kph) from a standstill in 9.5 seconds before maxing out at 102.5 mph (165 kph). The slightly heavier ForFour is slower in the sprint (10.5 seconds), but comes with a higher top speed (at 111.8 mph / 180 kph).
Aside from adding more power and making the body look more butch, Brabus has installed a firmer performance sports suspension and tweaked the ESP. In addition, the Smart trio has a quicker six-speed, dual-clutch gearbox featuring a Race Start function to enable the best possible acceleration performance.
Brabus is asking €19,710 for the ForTwo Coupe in Germany, €22,970 if you want the Fortwo Cabrio, and €20,520 for the ForFour.
The added goodies brought by the Xclusive trim increase the starting price to €22,710 (ForTwo Coupe), €25,970 (ForTwo Cabrio), and €23,520 (ForFour).
The three pocket rockets are celebrating their public debuts today at the Beijing Auto Show and will arrive in European dealerships this July.Source: Smart