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2008 Brabus Fortwo Xclusive news, pictures, specifications, and information
A combination of sportiness and exclusiveness: The BRABÚS models of the new smart fortwo are ready to hit the road. With a reengineered 72 kW/98 bhp three cylinder turbo engine the smart fortwo BRABÚS and the smart fortwo BRABÚS Xclusive continue to boast low fuel consumption of just 5.2 litres per 100 kilometres, yet they have 30 percent more power than the predecessor model. CO2 emissions stand at 124 grams per kilometre. The sporty two-seater accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 155 km/h. Prices in Germany range from € 16,490 to € 22,430 (ex factory) depending on the equipment line and body type.

The sporty character of the new smart fortwo BRABÚS is apparent at first glance. For example, it comes wîth bright-finish 'Monoblock VI' alloy wheels wîth wide tyres measuring 175/50 R 16 at the front and 225/35 R 17 at the rear, wider rear wheel arches, a sports exhaust system wîth centrally positioned dual tailpipes in the specially styled rear apron and a body lowered by ten millimetres. The transmission and suspension also have a sporty setup. In the interior, cockpit instruments wîth specially designed dials, BRABÚS stainless steel sports pedals and a new BRABÚS leather §teering wheel wîth shift paddles underline the exclusiveness of this model. The panoramic roof wîth sun blind is a standard feature. The new smart fortwo BRABÚS is available in all colours.

The smart fortwo BRABÚS Xclusive lives up to its name wîth additional equipment details such as H7 projection headlamps wîth titanium coloured surrounds, a front spoiler wîth enlarged air inlets, striking side skirts and a special rear apron. All body styling parts are painted in the car's exterior colour. The seats are upholstered wîth fine leather, heated, and feature head/thorax side airbags as standard. The leather-effect instrument panel boasts aluminium-look trim components.

Both BRABÚS model variants of the new smart fortwo are available as a coupé or a cabrio.

Three cylinder engine wîth turbo power: 72 kW/98 bhp and 140 Newton metres of torque

Vital Stats
Engine : 1.0 L., 3-cylinder
Power: 98 hp
Torque: 103 ft-lbs

5-speed Automatic
At the heart of the new smart fortwo BRABÚS is a turbo engine wîth electronically controlled fuel injection that has been improved in numerous details. From capacity of one litre the three-cylinder engine now develops 72 kW/98 bhp at 5500 rpm and lends the 780 kilogram two-door car remarkable agility. The weight/power ratio is just 7.95 kg/bhp - 24 percent lower than that of the previous BRABÚS version.

The turbo in-line engine develops maximum torque of 140 Newton metres at 3500 rpm. The new smart fortwo BRABÚS sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 155 km/h.

With combined fuel consumption of just 5.2 litres per 100 kilometres the two-seater is one of the most economical cars in its size and power category. Carbon dioxide emissions stand at 124 grams per kilometre.

Source - Brabus
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