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Brabus cooks up 72 kW Smart

2007-08-31 09:07
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Brabus
Model fortwo
Engine 698cc, inline-triple, turbocharged
Power 72kW
Torque 140Nm
Transmission Semi-automatic six-speed
Top Speed 155km/h
The cute Smart Fortwo city-car has been given a serious presence and performance upgrade by German tuner Brabus.

Most striking visually are the 'Monoblock VI' mags shod with 175/50 R16's at the front and 225/35 R17's at the rear. Filling specially widened wheel arches, the Brabus fortwo brooks no argument as to who is the meanest looking supermini around.

With the increase in tyre size a commensurate increase in power was needed to salvage respectable performance from the modified package.

The inline, turbocharged three-cylinder engine might only displace 689cc, yet after being Brabus fettled, it produces 72kW and 140Nm, up from the standard unit's 45kW and 95Nm.

Considering the Brabus Fortwo weighs only 780kg the 0-100km/h sprint time is a brisk 9.9 seconds whilst topping out at 155km/h. It's efficient too, consuming only 5.2-litres per 100km's, making it a very alluring performance supermini.

Interior standard modification features included specially designed Brabus dials, sports pedals and a Brabus steering wheel.

For those who desire something even more bespoke in the diminutive fortwo configuration Brabus has the Xclusive treatment which features additional equipment.

This includes H7 projection headlamps, side skirts and a special rear apron and a menacing front spoiler with enlarged air inserts.

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