German tuning company Brabus, in collaboration with Smart, has announced yet another reiteration of the fortwo electric drive for the Geneva Motor Show. Accompanying the glossy black city car is the smart BRABUS ebike.
Upgrades for the fortwo ED include green color tridion safety cell and door mirror caps, dark headlamp housings, a front spoiler and a rear apron insert with double reflectors. Brabus has also given the magneto-electric motor in the fortwo a slight increase in output from 55kW (75HP) to 60kW (82HP) delivering maximum torque of 135Nm (100lb-ft). A new sports suspension drops the vehicle approximately 10mm and Brabus' Monoblock VII alloy wheels measure 16-inch at the front and 17-inch at the rear. Interior receives an assortment of trim upgrades which include the instrument panel and interior door trim in leather look, leather seats, stainless steel sports pedals with rubber nubs, Brabus hand-brake handle and BRABUS dashboard instruments (cockpit clock and rev counter).
Presented as a concept, the smart BRABUS ebike features a 500 watt electric motor that provides a maximum speed of 45km/h (30mph). Via the throttle hand grip, there are four power levels with the fourth providing maximum power. Just like the fortwo ED, the ebike also goes for the blacked-out look but in matt finish on the frame/fork, brake calipers, pedals, crank arms, wheel hub skewers, stem and handle bars. Other specs include a four-piston brake system on the front wheel, four-spoke carbon fiber wheels with Sport Contact tires, carbon fiber seatpost and the saddle and grips in green leather.
Both smart BRABUS electric drive and a production version of the smart BRABUS ebike will be available from smart centers in 12 countries from the end of this year.