smart Brabus fortwo ED and eBike - 2012 Geneva Auto Show

By KBB.com Editors on March 8, 2012 12:46 PM

While better known for adding serious power and performance to various Mercedes-Benz vehicles, German super tuner Brabus also has been involved in a 10-year joint venture partnership with smart to serve as chief tweaker for the diminutive smart fortwo. In Geneva, the operation took the wraps off of its latest and greenest foray into that mini realm, revealing the smart Brabus fortwo electric drive (ED) along with its two-wheeled sidekick, the smart Brabus ebike.

Finished in electric green and black, the smart Brabus fortwo ED gets a full Brabus treatment - an Xclusive aerodynamic body kit, staggered-diameter alloy wheels and a sport suspension along with a Brabus Xclusive corresponding interior upgrading, also rendered in a matching color motif. As you'd expect, the fortwo ED's electric motor also benefits from the Brabus touch. It this case, maximum output is raised from 74 to 80 horsepower while peak torque moves from 96 to 100 lb-ft.

The smart Brabus ebike is even more of an exercise is eco-friendly eccess. With 500 watts of power, its electric motor had literally double the output of the standard model, a change that pushes its top speed in pure EV mode to 28 mph. In addition to allowing the rider to select from four different supplemental power settings using a throttle twist grip, the Brabus makeover also nets Continental SportContact tires on custom carbon-fiber wheels, a four-piston front disc brake and weight-optimized cranks and pedals that help boost effective output from the human side of its power mix.

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