The three new Smart Brabus models are more powerful than any previous standard Smart. That’s because, compared with the previous model, the 898cc turbo 3-cylinder’s rated power and torque have been increased to 109bhp at 5750rpm and 170Nm at 2000rpm. The result is a correspondingly sporty level of performance, with the Smart Brabus Fortwo accelerating from zero to 100km/h in 9.5 seconds, while the Smart Brabus Forfour boasts a top speed of 180km/h.
In addition, the sports-tuned Direct-Steer system with speed-sensitive power assistance and variable steering ratio comes with a specially increased return torque for the Smart Brabus. This means that the steering gives even stronger feedback on the current grip status of the tyres, thereby improving the communication between driver and vehicle.
With an up to 40 percent faster response time and shorter-legged ratios than in the 90bhp model, the Twinamic 6-speed dual-clutch transmission has been configured for sporty performance. It also features a Race Start function, which automatically sets the optimal rpm and clutch slip for maximum acceleration from rest. To use the Race Start function, the driver simply needs to release the brake pedal after previously depressing it and flooring the accelerator.
The latest Brabus-boosted Smarts generation stand out visually through their matt grey rear diffuser insert with chrome-look tailpipe trims, as well as their grey, high-sheen and matt painted Brabus Monoblock IX light alloy wheels. The Smart Brabus Fortwo comes with Yokohama sports tyres of sizes 185/50 R16 front and 205/40 R17 rear. The Smart Brabus Forfour is shod with 185/45 R17s front and 205/40 R17s rear.
All Smart Brabus models come as standard with a lockable glove compartment, the Cool & Audio package and the proximity warning function. The Smart Brabus Fortwo coupe and Forfour also sport a panoramic roof.