Now that the second edition of the Smart ForTwo has been on sale for a few months, Brabus has revealed their "high performance" edition of the diminutive city car. Brabus has added a turbocharger to the three-cylinder engine, increasing the output thirty percent to 98hp. That boost allows the Brabus ForTwo to get up to 62mph in 9.9 sec on the way to a terminal velocity of 95mph. The Brabus editions start at $22,200 and go up to $30,000 which seems like a pretty steep price for such a car. The DCX press release is after the jump.
From € 16 490: New smart fortwo BRABUS: 30 percent more power with fuel consumption of just 5.2 litres/100 km
Both BRABUS models of the new smart fortwo are available as a coupé or a cabrio.
Three cylinder engine with turbo power: 72 kW/98 bhp and 140 Newton metres of torque
The turbo in-line engine develops maximum torque of 140 Newton metres at 3500 rpm. The BRABUS variant of the smart fortwo sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 155 km/h.
With combined fuel consumption of just 5.2 litres per 100 kilometres the new smart fortwo BRABUS is one of the most economical cars in its size and power category. Carbon dioxide emissions stand at 124 grams per kilometre.
The prices (ex factory) of the new BRABUS models at a glance: