ATLANTA, Georgia — The 2017 Smart Fortwo coupe and cabriolet will be available with a new Brabus Sport package when they begin arriving at Smart Car dealerships this fall.
Available on all Smart trim levels, with either a manual or automatic transmission, the Sport package will cost an additional $1,900 on top of the coupe's starting price of $15,400 (with $750 destination charge), bringing the total cost of a base coupe with the Brabus package to $17,300.
Convertible models of the 2017 Fortwo will cost $21,550 when equipped with the Brabus package. The Fortwo Cabriolet is priced at $19,650, including the destination fee.
Assembled by longtime Mercedes-Benz tuner Brabus, the Sport package starts with tuned suspension upgrades that lower the car by 0.4 inch. It also adds a stiffer antiroll bar. The combination, according to the manufacturer, provides a sportier ride and improved handling.
The aggressive, lowered stance is enhanced by staggered matte-gray wheels — 16-inch in front and 17-inch at the rear — wrapped with Yokohama performance tires.
Custom appearance touches include Brabus wheel center caps, a matte-gray rear diffuser, and body-colored front spoiler and rear apron.
Inside, the Sport package features gray stitching on the three-spoke steering wheel, brushed stainless-steel sport pedals with rubber inserts, and Brabus logos on the gear knob and handbrake lever. Models equipped with an automatic transmission add steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Edmunds says: Performance enthusiasts might want to consider adding the Brabus Sport package to the 2017 Smart Fortwo.