For 10 years already smart Brabus has stood for dynamism and sportiness. Since 2002 the company founded by smart and the tuning specialist Brabus from Bottrop have brought top versions of the popular car brand to the market. At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show the Brabus version of the smart fortwo electric drive will show what these look like in the era of electric mobility. The dynamic character of the car is not only expressed in its appearance, but also in enhanced performance.
"The smart Brabus electric drive is our sports car with a green heart", says smart boss Dr. Annette Winkler. "Electric driving in the city is more fun than ever with this 2.69 metre short bundle of power.
"The smart Brabus electric drive will be available from smart centers in 12 countries from the end of this year. In addition to modifications to the exterior and interior styling, its drive has been designed for particularly dynamic and powerful acceleration. Aerodynamic body styling parts, Brabus sports suspension and Brabus Monoblock 16/17 inch alloy wheels add to the sporty appeal.
Dynamic and powerful acceleration: the smart Brabus electric drive
Zero local emissions but maximum driving fun: the smart Brabus electric drive proves that cutting-edge urban mobility can be combined with lively agility and a sporty look. The electric motor is based on the state-of-the-art drive technology of the new smart fortwo electric drive and has an output of 60 kW. The smart Brabus electric drive delivers maximum torque of 135 Nm, which means that it almost always wins when pulling away at the traffic lights. The new Brabus sports suspension makes a decisive contribution to driving fun by bringing the vehicle approximately ten millimetres closer to the asphalt. The sporty character is accompanied by a special Brabus sound to match, generated by a sound module. The smart Brabus electric drive comes with a Brabus sports steering wheel with steering wheel gearshift as a standard feature. Recuperation can be regulated with the help of the shift paddles.
The smart Brabus electric drive has a dynamic look that also signals environmental friendliness: the tridion safety cell and door mirror caps are painted in electric green whilst black dominates on all other body parts - even the front grille. Dark Brabus headlamps, Brabus "Monoblock VII" alloy wheels measuring 16" at the front and 17" at the rear, and Brabus Xclusive aerodynamic body styling parts (a front spoiler and a special rear apron insert with double reflectors) round off the sporty look.
In the interior accent trim parts and contrast components also come in electric green. Numerous Brabus Xclusive components, including the instrument panel and interior door trim in leather look, leather seats, stainless steel sports pedals with rubber nubs, Brabus hand-brake handle and Brabus dashboard instruments (cockpit clock and rev counter) lend the interior a dynamic and exclusive look.