The new Smart Brabus models are more powerful than any previous standard smart fortwo. That's because, compared with the previous model, rated power and maximum torque have been increased by 7 hp and 23 Nm, respectively, to 109 hp at 5750 rpm and 170 Nm at 2000 rpm. The result is a correspondingly sporty level of performance, with the Smart Brabus fortwo accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds, while the forfour boasts a top speed of up to 180 km/h.
Yet the more powerful turbo engine is not the only technical highlight. The sporty performance is due also to the extensive modifications. The fuel pressure has been raised by 2 bar. The air supply to the engine has been optimised. The springing/damping of the Brabus Performance sports suspension are 20 percent firmer than the Brabus sports suspension, with the anti-roll bar on the front axle reducing the roll tendency by 9%, while the ESP has been specially adapted.
The sports-tuned Direct-Steer system with speed-sensitive power assistance and variable steering ratio comes with a specially increased return torque for the smart Brabus. This means that the steering gives even stronger feedback on the current grip status of the tyres, thereby improving the communication between driver and vehicle. This allows better control over the vehicle while making for enhanced driving enjoyment. It also features a Race Start function, which automatically sets the optimal rpm and clutch slip for maximum acceleration from rest. To use the Race Start function, you simply need to release the brake pedal after previously depressing it and flooring the accelerator.
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