New city car duo planned to be unveiled at 2017 Geneva motor show, including a Fortwo Brabus limited-edition model and tougher-looking Forfour
28 February 2017

The Smart Fortwo Cabrio Brabus edition #2 has been revealed ahead of a public unveiling for the open-top at next week’s Geneva motor show.

To be produced in a run of 100 at the company’s manufacturing plant in France, the Fortwo cabrio Brabus edition #2 is the latest in a long line of limited volume Smart models to feature an exclusive colour scheme and a specially trimmed interior, following on from the original Fortwo Brabus edition #1 unveiled at the 2016 Geneva motor show.

Distinguishing the new model from standard versions of the compact two-seater is a silver paint scheme and contrasting red fabric hood – a colour combination that is mirrored inside with the dashboard, door panels, leather seats and multi-function steering wheel all in red and the pedals in stainless steel.

Further styling touches include 16-inch Brabus Monoblock VIII alloy wheels shod with 185/50 front and 205/45 rear profile tyres as well as “Brabus edition #2” badges.

Power for the latest limited volume Fortwo model comes from the Mitsubishi-sourced 3B20T engine – a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit delivering 89bhp. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via Smart’s six-speed dual clutch gearbox with steering wheel mounted shift paddles.

As with the earlier Fortwo cabrio Brabus edition #1, the new Smart also receives an upgraded suspension featuring a 10mm reduction in ride height.

Also included as standard are a number styling and equipment packages. They bring  LED daytime running lights and tail lamps, the Smart Media System with a 7-inch touch displays, a lockable glove compartment and height adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel.

The Smart Fortwo cabrio Brabus edition #2 can be ordered from 7 March. UK pricing is yet to be announced, though the new car is available in Germany at €26,750.

Also planned to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show is the new Forfour Crosstown Edition.

The latest variant of the four-seat Smart receives a toughened look with detachable front bumper extensions, structured sills underneath the doors and a diffuser-style valance panel within the lower section of the rear bumper.

To be made available in a range of different exterior and interior colour schemes, the Crosstown Edition receives Smart’s Urban Style package as standard. It includes black plastic wheel arch liners, 16-inch alloy wheels with 185/50 front and 205/45 rear tyres, a sports suspension lowered by 10mm over the standard Forfour, a chromed tailpipe, a leather-rimmed multi-function steering wheel and stainless steel pedals.

The Forfour Crosstown Edition is planned to be made available to order in July with deliveries set to get underway in September. 

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28 February 2017
[quote=Greg Kable]Power for the latest limited volume Fortwo model comes from the Mitsubishi-sourced 3B20T engine – a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit delivering 89bhp. .[/quote] Wouldn't this be a Renault sourced 109hp 0.9l engine, maybe?



28 February 2017
At least that red/black interior gives the Brabus Cabrio has a certain tacky charm but the Smart For Four Crosstown is just plain dull nothing special at all,the external add on's do nothing for the car and inside it's just dull

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