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. The vehicle also comes as standard with a sporty look both inside and out. Available in Fortwo and Forfour versions, these new smart Brabus models will be in Mercedes-Benz smart dealer showrooms from December 2016.
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 Brabus Forfour boasts a top speed of up to 180 km/h.
The more powerful turbo engine is not the only technical highlight. The sporty performance is due also to the following extensive modifications. The fuel pressure has been raised by 2 bar, the air supply to the engine has been optimised, the damping of the Brabus Performance sports suspension is 20 percent firmer than the Brabus sports suspension, with the anti-roll bar on the front axle reducing the roll tendency by 9%, while the ESP has been specially adapted.
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 66 kW model, 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. To use the Race Start function, the driver simply needs to release the brake pedal after previously depressing it and flooring the accelerator.
The Brabus sport exhaust system has been optimised in terms of back-pressure.
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 Brabus Monoblock IX light-alloy wheels.
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 Brabus 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.