2017 Smart Fortwo With Brabus Sport Package Coming to Dealerships This Fall | Edmunds

2017 Smart Fortwo With Brabus Sport Package Coming to Dealerships This Fall

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.

The closest competitor to the Smart Fortwo subcompact is the Fiat 500, although additional competition comes from such models as the Chevrolet Spark, Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit.

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.

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