The first smart with more than 200 bhp. The presentation of a concept car at the Essen Motor Show is now being followed by the presentation of the smart forfour BRABUS SBR at the Geneva Motor Show, which is being offered for sale as an exclusive small series.
The SBR can achieve a maximum speed of 140 mph and underlines the potential and the classlessness of the smart forfour. Its performance data are impressive: 210 bhp and torque of up to 184 lbs-ft. Acceleration from 0-60 mph in just 6.4 seconds. With a variable locking differential that enhances traction on winding roads and shorter shift travel that enables gears to be changed even more quickly.
The smart forfour BRABUS SBR also demonstrates the innovation competence of its manufacturer: The tridion safety cell and bodypanels come in a unique graphite grey matt finish. The smart crosstown show car and the smart roadster collector’s edition are the only other vehicles to sport similar paintwork.
Further features of the smart forfour BRABUS SBR: Dippolished alloy wheels and door mirrors painted in a contrasting colour. In the interior, expressive leather/alcantara trim with contrasting orange seams underlines the exclusiveness of the vehicle.
Smart forfour BRABUS and BRABUS Xclusive: Each to his own
In addition to the smart forfour BRABUS, the new smart forfour BRABUS Xclusive is now also available. Whereas the latter caters to practically every need, especially as far as looks are concerned, it’s what’s inside the former that attracts customers. Both cars are being showcased for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show (28 February – 12 March 2006).
In other words: The focus of the smart forfour BRABUS is on the running gear and engine performance, which are impressive to say the least. Like the Xclusive variant it features an uprated 177 bhp engine. It also comes with wide tyres on 17 inch alloy rims. And it goes without saying that it offers endless fun behind the wheel!
In addition to this, the smart forfour BRABUS Xclusive comes with a high quality BRABUS leather interior. With sports seats for driver and front passenger including seat height adjustment and perfect side support. Further standard features: A front spoiler, side skirts and the typical smart silver or black paintwork.
The differences are also reflected in the price: At a price of 26000$ the smart forfour BRABUS costs considerably less than the Xclusive variant which retails at 30000$.
Smart fortwo edition red: A new special model of the cult car
Also showcasing in Geneva: The smart fortwo edition red with a 75 bh) BRABUS engine. With 16 inch alloy wheels, a front spoiler and a sports rear muffler. As the name says - the tridion safety cell and bodypanels are painted in intensive red.
Leather and alcantara with elaborately stitched seams dominate in the interior of the "edition red". Special contrast components in "intensive red" and aluminium pedals add to the exclusive look. Air conditioning and an audio system with an MP3 interface are also part of the package. The "edition red" is available as a coupé or a cabrio and costs 24920$ and 27421$ respectively.
Smart roadster: Tomorrow’s classic as a "collector’s edition"
The smart roadster is going out with a bang! On show at the Geneva Motor Show is the first car of a final limited "collector’s edition" for collectors and enthusiasts.
It is based on the smart roadster BRABUS Xclusive and features a silver tridion safety cell combined with exclusive matt brown bodypanels. The interior is no less exclusive with seats, instrument panel and interior door trim covered in high quality brown leather.
With engine power of 01 bhp, a front and rear spoiler, a lowered sports suspension and large 17 inch alloy wheels the "collector’s edition" guarantees lots of driving fun!
One thing is certain: The smart roadster and roadster-coupé will find their rightful place in automobile history – and in some enthusiasts’ collections. The "collector’s edition" offers the final – and perhaps most attractive – opportunity for fans to claim their bit of history.