smart forfour BRABUS Road Test

smart forfour BRABUS
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smart forfour Review

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The combination of breath taking performance, exclusivity, flexible interior space and driving pleasure makes the forfour BRABUS a class leader

Build Quality

As you would expect of DaimlerChrysler the build quality is excellent and the materials used are of a very high standard and should prove durable in the long term.

Value For Money

This is subjective, the £17,195 price tag might seem expensive but you are paying for the exclusivity of the smart BRABUS badge.

Of course you could buy a more practical car for less money but it is not going to be as thrilling to own and drive.

Conclusion

The smart forfour BRABUS certainly earns its description as a hot hatch - it is reminiscent of the Renault 5 GT Turbo - only better.

A BRABUS version of the smart forfour has been awaited with anticipation and it does not disappoint. Unlike its fortwo, roadster and roadster-coupe BRABUS stable mates the forfour BRABUS is a true performance model testament to BRABUS' expertise and is an on-road force to be reckoned with.

The combination of breath taking performance, exclusivity, flexible interior space and driving pleasure makes the forfour BRABUS a class leader.

28 August 2005 Melanie Carter
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smart forfour Road Test Data
Model Reviewedsmart forfour BRABUS
  
Body Type5-Door Hatchback
ColourStarlight Silver Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph6.9 Seconds
Top Speed 137 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeThe engine is designed for use with Super Plus Unleaded Petrol (98 RON). However, it can be operated with normal premium-grade (95 RON) with only minimally reduced performance
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban31.7 mpg
Extra Urban50.4 mpg
Combined41.5 mpg
  
Insurance Group16
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
WarrantyAll forfour's come with a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty, plus a 12-year warranty against rusting through from the inside to the outside
Price (when tested on the 28/08/05)£ 17,195 OTR

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