2012 Geneva Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Brabus provides more power and a sharper look for Smart's battery-powered Fortwo and Ebike.
- The Smart Brabus Electric Drive gets increases in output and torque.
- The Smart Brabus Ebike is twice as powerful as the standard Smart Ebike.
GENEVA — Brabus, the longtime tuning partner of Mercedes-Benz, provides more power and a sharper look for Smart's battery-powered Fortwo and Ebike. The Smart Brabus Electric Drive and the Smart Brabus Ebike are being unveiled here at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show and are slated to go on sale in Europe late this year.
The Smart Brabus Electric Drive gets increases in output and torque, to 60kW (80 horsepower) and 100 pound-feet, respectively. A Brabus sport suspension drops the ride height by 0.4 inch. Brabus Monoblock VII alloy wheels are fitted — 16s in front, 17s in the rear — along with a special "sound module."
Brabus adds a front spoiler and rear apron insert and finishes the car in electric green and black, with the same two-tone color scheme continuing inside. Among the Brabus Xclusive components in the cockpit are leather seats, stainless-steel pedals and gauge package, as well as a Brabus sport steering wheel.
The Smart Brabus Ebike gets a 500-watt electric motor — twice as powerful as on the standard Ebike — and a 10-percent reduction in weight, and can achieve a top speed of 28 mph.
Like the car, the bike features a green and black color scheme, including saddle and grips rendered in green leather. Brabus adds Sport Contact tires, matte-black carbon-fiber wheels and a four-piston brake on the front wheel.
Edmunds.com says: Now Smart customers can go green — and go faster.