Advertisement

Smart Brabus ForTwo and ForFour range priced from £16,320

Warmed-up Smart Brabus ForTwo and ForFour city cars get power boost, sporty look and stiffer suspension

Smart is revealing its souped-up city car range at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, with the Brabus versions of the Smart ForTwo and ForFour bringing extra power to the brand's updated line-up. Pricing starts from £16,320 and rises to £20,610

There are three versions available: the Smart Brabus ForTwo (£16,320), the Smart Brabus ForTwo Cabrio (£18,460) and the Smart Brabus ForFour four-seater (£16,815). It's set for deliveries in September in the UK, and gets a 108bhp turbo petrol engine and an upgraded suspension set-up for sportier handling.

An extra 19bhp and 23Nm of torque (up to 170Nm) means the ForTwo Brabus goes from 0-62mph in 9.5 seconds, nearly a second faster than the standard 89bhp model. The Cabrio has the same figures thanks to its weight-saving one-piece chassis design, while the ForFour version manages the sprint in 10.5 seconds, compared to 11.2 seconds in the standard version. It does manage a higher top speed however, with the ForFour reaching 112mph compared to the ForTwo's 103mph.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Best hot hatchbacks

The engine now emits 102g/km and returns 62.8mpg in the ForTwo and 104g/km & 61.4mpg in the ForFour and ForTwo Cabrio.

The suspension has been tweaked to be 20 per cent stiffer, a new anti-roll bar has been fitted and there's a sports exhaust at the back. The steering has been changed too, with the aim being to provide more feedback to the driver. There's even a new launch control function for the 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which optimises engine revs for a quick start.

Visual changes include a new rear diffuser with chrome tailpipes, new alloy wheels (16-inch and the front and 17-inch at the rear) and a sportier front bumper design. All models get a panoramic sunroof as standard, too.

Best city cars to buy now

A new Brabus Xclusive equipment pack is available for the car, and adds leather sports seats, an upgraded instrument panel with a rev counter, Brabus-branded floor mats, heated seats, LED lights and parking sensors. No UK prices have been confirmed yet, but we expect the car to start at just over £17,000 when it arrives in September.

See all the latest news from the Beijing Motor Show 2016 here...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended

Visit Smart EQ ForTwo and EQ ForFour pricing
Smart EQ ForTwo - Frankfurt front
Smart ForTwo

Smart EQ ForTwo and EQ ForFour pricing

Facelifted versions of the all-electric Smart EQ ForTwo priced from £16,850 including the government plug-in grant
23 Dec 2019

Most Popular

Visit New facelifted BMW 5 Series takes aim at Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class
BMW 5 Series

New facelifted BMW 5 Series takes aim at Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class

The BMW 5 Series has been updated with styling and efficiency tweaks, while a new 545e performance plug-in model joins the line-up
27 May 2020
Visit VW to pay customer £25,000 following new Dieselgate ruling
Volkswagen

VW to pay customer £25,000 following new Dieselgate ruling

Volkswagen has lost a landmark court case in Germany and must now pay significant compensation
26 May 2020
Visit New Ford tech kills coronavirus by heating cars to 56 degrees Celsius 
News

New Ford tech kills coronavirus by heating cars to 56 degrees Celsius 

Ford’s “heated software enhancement” system designed for American police cars is said to reduce viral concentration “by greater than 99 percent”.
27 May 2020