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Mercedes and Brabus team up on slightly less sedate Smart

by • July 6, 2016 • No Comments

Brabus is most known for building ultra-powerful versions of AMG Mercedes sports cars, but the tuning house in addition has experience building Smart cars slightly faster than they were preceding. In keeping with that tradition, the latest Smart Brabus packs a 109-hp three-cylinder under its boot floor for those who want a bit additional grunt getting around the city.

The three-cylinder engine Brabus has put in this little city car boasts 20 percent additional power and 25 percent additional torque than the original vehicle. That means drivers have access to 109 hp (80 kW) of power and 170 Nm (125 lb.ft) of torque, that is adequate to catapult the Smart Brabus ForTwo and Cabrio to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 9.5 2nds.

The bigger, heavier Brabus ForFour uses the same engine for a 10.5 2nd sprint time, although its 180 km/h (112 mph) top speed is up 20 km/h (12 mph) on the ForTwo.

A big power figure is one thing, but in fact being able-bodied to transfer it the road is another. Brabus has fitted a sports suspension process and tweaked its stability control calibration with this in mind, while a sportier power steering tune and race begin mode in addition manufacture the little Smart feel a bit sharper than preceding.

One thing Brabus always does well is styling, with a distinctive stealthy appear helping its cars stand out on the autobahn. Unfortunately, the Smart is not going to get the fully blacked-out treatment, instead settling for a set of monoblock alloy wheels, a rear diffuser and a chrome exhaust tip. If that is not going to sound like adequate there’s in addition an optional xclusive trim level, that comes with perforated leather, contrast stitching and a one-of-a-kind instrument panel in the dashboard.

You’ll pay €19,710 (US$21,868) for the ForTwo Brabus, €22,970 ($25,485) for the ForTwo Brabus Cabriolet and €20,520 ($22,767) for the bigger ForFour. Adding xclusive trim bumps all those prices up by €3,000 ($3,329).

Source: Daimler

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