New Brabus 92R is a sporty Smart EQ fortwo cabrio with 91bhp
Mercedes tuning specialist Brabus has unveiled a sportier version of the Smart EQ fortwo with more power
Brabus has established itself as a prolific modifier of combustion powered Mercedes models over the last decades, but the German specialist has now turned its attention to something much smaller and greener - the all-electric Smart EQ fortwo - the convertible version of which has been transformed into the new, limited edition Brabus 92R.
Aftermarket performance increases for electric cars are rare, but Brabus has managed to unlock a further 10bhp from the standard car’s electric motor, resulting in 91bhp. There’s also 180Nm of torque available - 20Nm more than the standard car.
The 92R deals with 0-62mph in 10.9 seconds and while the motor power might not seem that impressive, that represents a decrease in the 11.9 second 0-62mph time quoted for the regular EQ fortwo cabrio.
There are also four different drive modes available; Basic, Eco, Sport and Sport+. The latter reveals a sharper throttle response and braking regeneration decreases to maximise performance.
As for range, the 92R will offer a maximum of 78 miles on a full battery, which is the same 17.2kWh usable pack from the standard car. That’s a decrease on the 80 miles claimed for the normal convertible version of the EQ fortwo under WLTP.
Alongside the powertrain modifications, it also gets new Monoblock gloss alloy wheels measuring 16- and 17-inches front and rear, along with coilover suspension for an aggressively sporty stance. Brabus-branded pedals, seats and a unique bodykit helps the 92R stand out further from the standard Smart fortwo cabrio.
At over £40,000, the Brabus 92R is more than double the entry-level Smart fortwo cabrio on which it’s based. This price also means the 92R won’t be eligible for the UK government’s £2,500 plug-in car grant cut-off point. Just 50 examples will be made.
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