New smart, sporty Brabus gets a turbo charge

With 80 kW of power, the new smart Brabus is among the sportiest vehicles in its segment. Alongside the powerful turbo engine, is the Brabus Performance sports suspension with specially adapted ESP®, the sports power steering and sporty configuration of the twinamic dual-clutch transmission with Race Start function.

001-off-my-wheelsBrian Joss – The vehicle also comes as standard with a sporty look both inside and out. Available in fortwo and forfour versions, these new smart models will be in Mercedes-Benz smart dealer showrooms at the end of the year.   The new smart Brabus models are more powerful than any previous standard smart. Rated power and maximum torque is 80 kW at 5750 r/min and 170 Nm at 2000 r/min respectively.  The smart Brabus fortwo delivers a sporty level of performance, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds, while the smart forfour boasts a top speed of up to 180 km/h.

The smart Brabus: in showrooms at the end of the year. Picture; Quickpic
The smart Brabus: in showrooms at the end of the year. Picture; Quickpic

The more powerful turbo engine is not the only technical highlight. The sporty performance is due also to the following extensive modifications, among them,   the fuel pressure has been raised by 2 bar, the air supply to the engine has been optimised and the twinamic 6-speed dual-clutch transmission is 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.

The sporty top models of the latest smart 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 Monoblock IX light-alloy wheels. The smart fortwo comes with Yokohama sports tyres of size 185/50 R 16 H (front) and 205/40 R 17 H (rear). The smart forfour is shod with 185/45 R 17 H (front) and 205/40 R 17 H (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 and forfour also sport a panoramic roof ex factory. The Xclusive also comes as standard with LED & Sensor package, heated seats for driver and front passenger, while the smart forfour BRABUS Xclusive features readyspace rear seats with a removable cargo box.

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