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.