Smart to offer performance BRABUS package on 2017 Fortwo [News]


The Smart car just got a little sportier.

Starting this fall, the Smart Fortwo coupe and cabrio convertible can be equipped with the BRABUS sport package, which is designed to make the small, compact car look sportier.

The Fortwo is designed for city driving, having the ability to maneuver in tight spots and park in smaller spots that most regular-sized vehicles can’t.

The BRABUS package, which is available for an additional $1,900, further enables buyers to customize the Smart car. The package is available on the manual and automatic transmissions on the vehicle’s Passion, Prime and Proxy trim levels. Smart’s website has the current Smart car’s pricing starting at $16,140 for the Passion, $17,490 for the Prime and $18,480 for the Proxy.


The BRABUS’ sport suspension lowers the vehicle by about 0.4 inches, giving it a sportier feel. There are also additional suspension upgrades that include a stiffer anti-roll bar and new BRABUS-tuned damping system. Those features are designed to ensure a sportier ride and improved handling and driving.

The BRABUS package also features sportier exterior styling options including a front spoiler and rear apron finished in the car’s body color. Inside, the interior has unique BRABUS grey stitching and the BRABUS logo displayed on several parts of the vehicle. The car also comes equipped with brushed stainless steel sport pedals with rubber studs.


Smart, which is part of Mercedes-Benz, also comes with a Pure trim level, which starts at $14,650, and an electric drive version, which prospective buyers need to request a quote from Smart. However, those two types won’t have the ability to be fitted with the BRABUS option.

Check out this related TFLcar first drive review video of the 2016 Smart Fortwo: