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Hot battery Smart for Geneva

2012-03-02 05:36

MODIFIED SMART CAR: Radical paint job, body kit, tweaked suspension...we're not sure estate agents and the rental industry will love the tuning job done on the new Smart electric drive as much as we do.


2012 Smart ForTwo

2012-02-06 12:46

The tiny eco-friendly ForTwo gets a "confidence boosting" facelift in 2012, at least that's according to Smart. Check out the new look model!

STUTTGART, Germany - Tuning specialist Brabus will debut a modified Smart ForTwo alongside the new battery Smart car and the German automaker's new e-bike at the 2012 Geneva auto show.

Powering the Smart Brabus is a 60kW electric motor capable of 135Nm. The drive has been enhanced with a sports suspension and the new model is 10mm lower than the standard version. The Smart Brabus electric drive comes with a Brabus sports steering wheel with steering wheel gearshift.


The body has been given a radical make over complete with green-and-black paint. Dark headlights, 16" alloy rims up front and 17" the rear and Brabus Xclusive aerodynamic body styling parts complete with front spoiler.

The cabin ports green/black trim as well as various modified panels, including the dashboard, as well as leather upholstery, stainless-steel pedals and a Brabus hand-brake handle and rev counter.

Smart boss Annette Winkler said: "The Smart Brabus electric drive is our sports car with a green heart. Electric driving in the city is more fun than ever with this 2.69m bundle of power."

The Smart Brabus e-bike will celebrate its world premiere at Geneva. The two-wheeler can reach 45km/h with its 500W electric motor and offers an alternative to fossil-fuel powered transport.

Read more reports from the 2012 Geneva auto show.

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