Brabus has done a number on the Smart EQ fortwo

The tuner has managed to squeeze more power out of the EV
by Greg Potts | May 1, 2020
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Got your eyes on a new Smart EQ fortwo, but think it looks a little, well, cutesy? Not to worry, because Brabus is here to help.

This is the Brabus Ultimate E Facelift—the Merc tuner’s latest take on the little electric city-car-cabrio thing. Unlike most tuned EVs, though, Brabus has actually managed to squeeze some extra power from the fortwo.

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Yep, a whole 9hp, in fact, meaning there’s now a dizzying 91hp and 180Nm of torque in the new Sport+ driving mode. That reduces the 0-100kph time to 10.9sec, but thankfully, the top speed is still limited to 130kph. Probably for the best.

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Brabus says the Smart’s 17.6kWh battery still provides a range of just over 158km, too, although that’s with the caveat of “depending on driving style.” Get a bit excited with all of that new acceleration and you’ll be needing to plug in much sooner.

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Then there’s the looks. Brabus calls the extended arches and wideboy bumpers its ‘Widestar’ body, while those wheels are actually 18-inch forged items. On a fortwo. Madness.

There’s no word on prices just yet, but buyers will also get revised Brabus suspension and that leather-filled interior for their outlay. What’s the bet it commands quite the premium over a standard EQ fortwo?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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