Uprated version of the Smart Fortwo Cabrio confirmed for Geneva motor show next month
Jimi Beckwith
19 February 2016

The Smart Fortwo Cabrio Brabus will make its official debut at the Geneva motor show, Mercedes-Benz has confirmed. 

The announcement, which was made briefly in Mercedes' pre-Geneva motor show report, confirms the debut of the Brabus-tuned Fortwo Cabrio, although reveals no further details of the car. 

As with the previous Brabus-tuned Smart Fortwo, interior and exterior styling upgrades are inevitable, with the addition of larger, Brabus alloy wheels, upgraded bodywork, a central twin exhaust and a more luxurious interior expected.

The previous Smart Fortwo Brabus produced 101bhp and 103lb ft from its Brabus-tweaked, turbocharged 999cc three-cylinder engine, which benefited from a more free-flowing exhaust and increased boost pressure. It's likely that the new Smart Fortwo Cabrio Brabus will feature a tweaked version of the current 89bhp turbocharged 0.9-litre three-cylinder engine as the more powerful engine among the Smart range, with suspension also expected to be upgraded, as on the previous Fortwo Brabus. 

Prices are likely to carry a premium over the top-spec Fortwo Proxy, which starts at £14,500 in manual guise. Mercedes, the parent company of Smart, remains tight-lipped on exactly what Brabus has done with the Fortwo, but full details of the Smart Fortwo Cabrio Brabus will be released at the car's official Geneva motor show debut. 

Our Verdict

The second generation Smart Fortwo
The first-generation Smart Fortwo was launched back in 1998

It's bigger and bolder than before, but is this new city car any better?

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