Smart #1 Brabus: a seductive spec sheet !

Smart #1 Brabus: a seductive spec sheet !

Smart #1 Brabus has just been released with high performance. And the least we can say is that the technical specifications are very powerful.

     The compact, even city SUV, Smart #1 Brabus, was unveiled last April with an all-new platform. Two weeks ago, the German company unveiled the design of the Smart #1 Brabus, a high-performance version. And today, the technical specifications were revealed at the Chinese Motor Show in Chengdu.


The classic Smart #1 is already very powerful, with 268 hp sent to the rear wheels via its single engine. The Smart #1 Brabus version goes much further, with two engines, making it an all-wheel drive instead of a rear-wheel drive. In total, 422 hp (345 kW) of power and 543 Nm of torque are sent to all four wheels.

Smart #1 Brabus has a top speed of 180 km/h and sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. That’s twice as fast as the original Smart #1. The range is specified at 500 km in the Chinese CLTC cycle, which is more optimistic than the WLTP cycle. The battery capacity remains unchanged at 66 kWh.

The classic Smart #1 is given a CLTC range of 535 to 560 km, compared with 440 km on the WLTC cycle. We should therefore count on a WLTP range close to 400 km for the Brabus version.


For the rest, the Smart #1 Brabus takes the design of its little sister but with sporty elements, such as the addition of small slits at the end of the hood, while the roof is painted red, as are the mirror caps. A roof spoiler is now present, as are 19-inch wheels with red brake calipers. Smart has also made the interior sportier, with suede seats and an Alcantara steering wheel.


The Smart #1 Brabus will be sold in China for between 279,000 and 285,000 yuan (about 41,000 euros), with the first deliveries expected by the end of the year. Smart’s electric car was built in China, which is why the country is being served first. At this moment, nothing has been made official yet, but this Smart #1 Brabus will likely be marketed in Europe and France for a second time.