Two new smart models give customers more opportunity to enjoy top down, wind-in-the-hair motoring, with the launch of the roadster BRABUS and roadster-coupé BRABUS.
The two top line models further expand the range of compact and curvaceous smart roadsters, which start with the roadster light at £11,995. It also means there are now seven open-top cars to choose from in the smart line-up: fortwo cabrio, fortwo cabrio BRABUS, roadster, roadster-coupé, roadster light and the new roadster BRABUS and roadster-coupé BRABUS.
The BRABUS models offer agile, high performance along with joie de vivre and an impressive range of standard equipment, including air conditioning, sound package and sports suspension. A new and unique colour, speed silver, is also available exclusively to the BRABUS roadster range.
The cars offer a blistering power to weight ratio of 120 bhp per tonne. With an engine output of 101 bhp, this is a 23% increase in power output over the standard model. An increase in torque from 110 Nm to 130 Nm gives the car improved mid range acceleration and top speed is increased to 122 mph from 113 mph.
Jeremy Simpson, Head of smart in the UK and Ireland, said: "These two roadsters come with an excellent lineage. You’ve seen the jaw-dropping V6 BRABUS roadster: these models have been developed from that prototype. These ultimate roadsters offer exceptional good value for money and we expect to see even more showroom activity as the weather improves and motorists’ thoughts turn to open-top driving."
Prices for the new roadster BRABUS and roadster coupé BRABUS are £16,695 otr and £16,995 otr respectively.
The cars have a strong visual appeal with stylish BRABUS equipment including Monoblock VI 17" alloy wheels, twin sports exhaust, front spoiler, side skirts and radiator grille. Exclusive BRABUS interior includes leather trimmed dashboard, alloy-effect accent parts, BRABUS instrument graphics, leather/aluminium gearknob, aluminium handbrake handle, aluminium pedals and BRABUS floor mats.Published 19 April 2004