smart forfour BRABUS

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smart forfour BRABUS

The smart

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The smart perfectly combines with performance

Up until the name smart has been with compact, parking-friendly, clever cars that a particularly intelligent form of mobility. In fact, the underlying #8211; innovation, functionality and de vivre #8211; of the smart which has only been on the for six years and is growing fast, that it has achieved a cult in many of its markets, particularly younger customers. Nothing#8217;s to change there.

It#8217;s not because of functionality and rationality potential buyers flock to the centers and Mercedes-Benz distribution there#8217;s a good bit of emotion as well #8211; especially in an age where consumers like to their lifestyle with the of a sporty, individual premium That#8217;s exactly what#8217;s by the motto #8220;spice up your These are the buyers that wishes to address with its models.

By customising both and appearance, they have added sporty highlights to the smart fortwo, as well as fun-to-drive pair the smart and the smart roadster-coup#233;. No shortage of there.

The BRABUS version of the forfour presented here smart to a totally new dimension: a new turbo engine that 130 kW / 177 bhp, a top speed of 221 km/h and from zero to 100 km/h in 6.9 the new smart forfour BRABUS is by far the and most powerful smart has ever been built. It the #8220;high end experience#8221; of the four-seater, as it performance and luxury in a compact car in a way has never been done And what#8217;s more, it will get pulse racing, as it has been for sheer driving pleasure but without losing sight of its virtues: its engine, which, driven in a restrained manner, is quiet and economical (standard consumption 6.8 l) meets the demands of 4. In terms of active and passive the BRABUS fulfils the famously standards of the Mercedes Car Group, standard features including side and head airbags, and esp and high-performance disc brakes on the axle, too.

The smart BRABUS can be ordered from as of the beginning of March. Its price in will be #8364; 24,900 VAT).

This exciting new car not only customers the performance potential of a car, but also a very range of equipment including as standard.

A new turbo engine a generous helping of power

130 kW / 177 bhp and a weight of 1,090 kilograms for a remarkable power-weight ratio that is, the weight of the vehicle by the kilowatts (or, alternatively, the of the engine: 8.4 kg per kW, or just under 6.2 kg per bhp are that quite a few sports would be proud of. It#8217;s no then, that the smart BRABUS provides for an all-round driving experience.

The kilowatts are by a four-cylinder turbo engine 1.5 l capacity, which, despite of a similar size, is not exactly the as the standard engine for the smart With a grey cast block and an aluminium cylinder four-valve technology, two overhead roller cam levers, maintenance-free tappets and cylinder-selective injection, the boasts exceptionally advanced The air passes from the turbocharger the combustion chambers via a charge air (behind the front apron) and a aluminium suction bridge.

The system, for example, has been making it different from of the standard engine. The oil-to-water exchanger serves, on the one hand, to up the oil quickly following a cold while on the other hand it prevents the oil temperature from too high during long of motorway driving. The engine is for use with Super Plus 98).

Its anti-knock sensor however, that it can also be with normal premium-grade (RON 95), with minimally reduced performance. The control unit even has an pressure sensor. This safe, environmentally-friendly operation at high altitudes, for example driving through mountain

Maximum power is reached at rpm, while the highest torque (230 Nm) is attained at rpm. It is testament to the elasticity of the that 90 per cent of the maximum power is available across the of the range from 2,300 to rpm.

The engine power is to the transmission #8211; which has specially developed for this engine #8211; via an enlarged, clutch. It has conventional H-gear and five speeds. The stepping is that speeds of more 100 km/h can be reached even in gear. Thus standard from zero to 100 km/h can be with just a single change.

However the top gear is also of providing powerful traction. For when making a spurt 80 to 120 km/h in fifth gear, the forfour BRABUS can hold its own far bigger and more powerful Its low weight compared to other in its class is certainly a bonus

The more powerful drivetrain visible expression in a sports muffler with chrome-plated pipes. A pre-catalytic converter close to the engine as well as an catalytic converter make sure that the Euro 4 values are adhered to.

Lowered for even greater agility

The forfour BRABUS#8217;s potential is not least by its suspension. The front has been thoroughly modified, features such as reinforced larger supporting joints and new hubs with even brake calliper brackets. The 17-inch alloy wheels are with Michelin Pilot tyres in striking 205/40 at the front, and 225/35 at the rear.

The have been made 30 mm at the front and 28 mm shorter at the rear, the shock absorbers are now more in both the compression and rebound The brakes (internally ventilated at front and rear) have been boosted. The lowered ensures braking stability at of over 220 km/h, and precise driving on winding roads.

The steering (as before with power steering) makes for yet driving pleasure around bends. But there#8217;s no need to comfort: the car#8217;s agile and sporty handling does not you are in for a rough ride. The abs and esp have adapted to take into the increased power and the various #8211; especially on the front

New sporty details create an more individual appearance

modifications to the body both and out serve to emphasise the smart BRABUS#8217; status as a high-performance In addition to the 17-inch alloy and the lowered suspension, key features an enlarged front spoiler, a exhaust system, a rear and stylish side skirts which can all, incidentally, be on any smart forfour.

A feature exclusive to the smart BRABUS is the two diamond mesh in the front grille. A further feature of the BRABUS is a roof which, aside from its appeal, also offers benefits: it reduces lift on the axle by 50 kilograms during at maximum speed, thereby the vehicle additional stability. At the right of the tailgate, the word appears in discreet lettering yet another way of recognising the most version of the smart forfour.

In the the leather on the seats (with contrasting silver seams), on the panel, and on the side trim an atmosphere befitting a premium-class This is further enhanced by the #8211; which are also #8211; and the velour floor sporting BRABUS lettering.

The of the leather seams also on numerous components in the interior such as the lower section of the panel, the gearshift lever the inside door handles, the rings on the instruments (that a new design with black as well as on the heating and ventilation Even the end caps of the indicator and wiper levers have silver-enamelled. Also new are the aluminium knob, the hand-brake handle likewise in aluminium #8211; and the sports steering wheel its specially-shaped leather rim and silver with integrated buttons for the radio or radio naviga­tion

BRABUS and smart are proud of the addition to their family the #8220;high end experience#8221; of the four-seater forfour. This model the same innovative design characterises all smart forfour and the same practical advantages, as the sliding rear bench but with a level of performance takes the smart forfour way beyond the realms of its class. All makes for a unique driving and also for a distinctly luxurious after all, this car is a BRABUS.

The models produced by the venture with BRABUS:

and individuality with a firm

smart models have represented more than a mode of transport from A to B: are an expression of innovation and joie de . of intelligence and high functionality. have long since cult status. smart identify with their more so than drivers of vehicles. It’s fun to drive a and the smart world is fun.

This can be seen from the that many buyers to go beyond the standard equipment in to personalise their vehicles.

discovery resulted in the establishment of GmbH in March 2002. The aim of company is to develop products raise the smart range to a new A comparison might be drawn the successful AMG models from

Like AMG, the smart models are also aimed at buyers who are enthusiastic about and technology, and who place great on individuality and the high quality of

Technology and design thus represent the main fields of for the developers in Bottrop, Germany. of all they increased the performance of the 698 cc, engine in the smart fortwo to 55 kW / 75 and that of the smart roadster / to no less than 74 kW / 101 bhp. means that this pair of roadsters can now reach top of 190 and 195 km/h, without their consumption or their suitability for use suffering in the slightest.

For the four-seater forfour with the 1.5 l engine, has developed a kit for boosting performance. increases the standard 80 kW / 109 bhp to 90 kW / 122 bhp, also increasing torque. The kit consists of new camshafts and reinforced springs, together with new for the engine electronics – and it can be retrofitted in any smart forfour a 1.5 l petrol engine.

The #8220;pi#232;ce de of the engine programme is the new turbo for the smart forfour BRABUS, delivers no less than 130 kW / 177 Like the standard engine, it has a of 1.5 l, but it is not quite the same. With a top of 221 km/h and acceleration from to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds, it provides a experience like that of a car #8211; though it is also suitable for day-to-day use, and consumes just 6.8 litres of per 100 km, a figure in line with standards.

smart-BRABUS#8217;s second activity is the production of custom and accessories for the vehicle body, and out #8211; from front and spoilers to a sports steering from special wheels to a exhaust system, and many details. These supplement the equipment to lend any smart a dynamic, elegant appearance, and a one, too: for the smart series alone the range of colours and materials makes than 6,000 combinations

And the choice of equipment is just as big for the models. The smart-BRABUS range increases these figures times over: every is one of a kind, tailored precisely to the wishes.

Production of the BRABUS has been incorporated into production and distribution processes. special models, however, are in Bottrop. These too can be ordered smart centers, which also take care of such as warranties, servicing and

smart records a growth in for the sixth year running:

2004: 22 percent growth

than 152,000 cars more than 1,400 production at two plants: last too, smart continued its story as the youngest and one of the fastest car makes in Europe. Sales by an impressive 22 percent #8211; in a demanding environment. The overall in Germany grew by just one as against 2003 and in other too, overall car sales did not expectations #8211; especially in the car segment.

In 2004 smart more than 152,000 of its three series. Almost models of the ultra-short smart (formerly the city-coup#233;), smart and roadster-coup#233;, and the new four-seater smart were delivered to end customers in Both the sales and the delivery rose by 22 percent compared 2003, with some even showing considerably development.

For example France a sales plus of 50 percent, 46 percent and Spain even a 75 percent sales growth. vehicles were sold in corresponding to growth of 18 percent, the German market as a whole grew by the aforementioned one percent. is now represented in 36 countries including Canada, Mexico and Malaysia. The core values of innovation, and joie de vivre appeal to the young and the young at heart the globe.

The newest smart the forfour that was launched in 2004, has got off to a particularly pleasing Almost 60,000 models of the a premium car in the small car segment a perfect marriage of functionality and appeal, have been to date. The 1.3 litre engine is the popular engine and is chosen by 40 of customers. 30 percent of forfours are with a 1.1 litre engine and 10 with a 1.5 litre engine.

The diesel models that only launched last account for 20 percent of sales. The share of the four-seater model vehicles) went to buyers in however the smart forfour was particularly successful in Italy, Spain, Great Britain and

The smart fortwo, the classic smart, continued to be the number one in of production and sales. Almost smart fortwos were 85 percent as coup#233;s and 15 percent as Germany and Italy were the important markets with of 25,000 and 22,000 smart respectively, followed by France, Britain and Spain. The premiere of the fortwo cdi in Canada was a remarkable

1,000 models of the two-seater in October 2004 were immediately on smart’s first American market #8211; exceeding the original planning of 400 The smart fortwo cdi remains out in Canada for the time being.

an extremely difficult market for purist sports cars, the roadster series was able to win shares in important smart In Germany, Italy and France the roadster holds second in the registration charts. However of this series were below the company’s own expectations.

13,600 vehicles sold, represented an almost 33 percent in sales for the smart roadster.

For the smart is focusing on further especially for the smart forfour. The version presented here a new turbo engine delivering 130 kW / 177 bhp and a top speed of 221 km/h sets new for compact premium cars.

It focuses buyers’ attention on the smart #8211; buyers in addition to practical buying are looking for a vehicle offering high performance and lots of

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