Mercedes-owned Smart and German tuning company Brabus make so many tuning projects its becoming hard to keep track of how many they’ve released together.

At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the two are at it again with another iteration of the ForTwo Electric Drive. This time, the glossy black city car will come with a partner in the form of the Smart Brabus bike.

As for the ForTwo ED, Brabus dressed up the little urban dweller with the aforementioned glossy black finish that they matched with a green tridion safety cell and door mirror caps, exuding a sexy cool vibe that ForTwos aren’t usually known for. Adding to the appeal of this program are other additions, including a new front spoiler, a new rear apron insert with double reflectors, dark headlamp housings, and a new set of Brabus’ very own 16" and 17" Monoblock VII alloy wheels. Inside, there are plenty of other assortments, including trim upgrades on the instrument panel matched to a leather interior door trim. Speaking of leather, the program also consists of leather seats, further adding an edge to the ForTwo’s otherwise conservative look. Brabus also added stainless steel sports pedals with rubber nubs and fitted their own hand-brake handle and dashboard instruments.

Under its hood, the Smart Brabus Electric Drive comes with a subtle increase in output, not too shabby for a car that doesn’t really speak the language of speed. With a 30 kW magneto-electric motor, Brabus was able to bump up the output from the standard 75 horsepower to 82 horsepower while also improving the torque levels to 100 lb/ft. It isn’t much, but at least it’s something.

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  (577) posted on 06.4.2012

It’s one of those cars with completely opposite style inside and out, yet perfectly fits when combined.

  (577) posted on 06.4.2012

It’s one of those cars with completely opposite style inside and out, yet perfectly fits when combined.

  (541) posted on 06.1.2012

Although the colors aren’t matching, it still has managed to sport it impressively.

  (473) posted on 05.4.2012

I like how its colors are contrasting but still are looking complementary. The glossy finish made it seem a bit classy.

  (504) posted on 04.30.2012

This car has the best appearance and performance! The touches of green on its either sides have effectively attracted me.

  (532) posted on 03.14.2012

My perception is that this car would be a nice small city car for a brief drive. We all know it won’t be able to perform highly, so the owners are responsible for its limits too.

  (467) posted on 03.8.2012

Competing against itself, I must say this is perfection. The features seem fitted to its appearance.

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