Now Brabus is tuning the battery-powered Smart
The company has built its name on giving Mercedes fuel-thirsty models more power and sportiness. Now Brabus is doing the same with Smart’s electric car.
For a hefty bag of money, your company makes your already expensive Mercedes very exclusive and very fast. Since 1977, Brabus has offered aftermarket parts for the Daimler Group’s models – which today also include Smart and Maybach. All aspects of the car get a makeover, and the Germans also do what can be compared to “full custom”, such as fully tailored solutions, which this pickup version of the Mercedes-AMG G63.
If you look a bit into the future, Brabus’ entire business concept risks going up in smoke – therefore you have to change your products. Several countries have set dates for when they want to introduce a ban on the sale of internal combustion engines, and as early as 2019, Daimler announced that it had no plans for further investment in the development of internal combustion engines.
But now Brabus is launching an “urban supercar” based on the battery-powered version of Smart. There will be a limited edition of 50 copies of the car, which they call the 92R, and they are intended for the German domestic market.
Compared to Brabus’ traditional cars, the performance may not be dizzying, with 68 kW corresponding to 92 horsepower and 180 Nm – which is 10 more horses than in the original. The trim delivers 0-100 km / h in 10.9 seconds.
The top speed is limited to 130 km / h, and the range should be 125 km. According to Carscoops the price tag will be approximately SEK 470,000, which is more than twice as much as the EQ Fortwo Cabrio costs in Germany.
In addition, there is a so-called widebody kit that provides space for wheels that are 7.1 x 18 inches and at the back there is room for a width of 8 inches. This, together with Brabus’ sports suspension, will provide a safe and agile driving experience. The forged rims Brabus Monoblock Y will give each front wheel a weight of 7.1 kilos. When it comes to interior design, you invest in leather.