Starting this fall, Smart will also appeal to clients who wanted a more powerful urban car with the Brabus range. The models start at £16,320 for the smart Brabus fortwo. The smart Brabus forfour costs £16,815, while the smart Brabus cabrio is available from £18,460.

The cars are using the existing turbo-charged 898 cc engine, with an increased power output of 109 hp (up from 90 hp). In keeping with its sportier engine and exterior, it also comes with sports suspension with specially adapted ESP, sports power steering, and a twinamic dual-clutch transmission with race start function.

Based on the existing Passion model, the Brabus models add styling updates including badging, sports steering wheel, seats with dinamica inserts, handbrake and gear shift with Brabus logo, sports pedals 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels (front – 16; rear – 17). Passion models come standard with smart audio system, automatic climate control, and cruise control. 

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For £845 customers can add the Premium package which includes height adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel, heated and electrically operated door mirrors, rear parking sensors, and smart media system. The night sky option also adds a fabric folding sunroof for an additional £625 on smart forfour models only.