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?

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI 150 S tronic
    First Drive
    29 May 2016
    We head to Havana to find out how the new Audi Q2 is shaping up ahead of its November launch
  • Seat Leon 1.4 EcoTSI FR Titanium
    First Drive
    27 May 2016
    High-spec new Titanium FR trim is temptingly good value, particularly on the semi-enthusiastic 1.4 EcoTSI petrol
  • Kia Niro
    First Drive
    27 May 2016
    The Kia Niro will be one of the greenest cars in the compact crossover class when it goes on sale later this year. We drive it to see what else it has to offer
  • Car review
    27 May 2016
    Can the turbocharged successor to the 458 raise the bar again?
  • Car review
    27 May 2016
    The big-in-every-way Bentley SUV lands. We assess the impact