If Smart’s next Brabus-branded ForTwo seems too small for your needs, you’ll be pleased to know that the carmaker is also working on a performance version of the larger ForFour.
It was originally thought that both Brabus models would make their world debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show this past September, but apparently, Smart had other plans, and we’re now expecting to see them at the Geneva Motor Show next March.
Based on the same underpinnings, the Brabus ForTwo and ForFour will share the same rear mounted engine, believed to be either a tuned version of the existing 0.9-liter turbocharged three-cylinder mill or Renault’s bigger 1.2-liter turbo unit, delivering somewhere between 110 and 130 horses.
A manual gearbox driving the rear axle should come as standard, with a dual clutch automatic transmission offered as an option.
Changes will be made to the chassis with a stiffer suspension and beefier anti-roll bars, plus a tweaked steering system, while the exterior styling will be updated with new bumpers, chunkier wheels (not used on this prototype), a different roof spoiler (also absent for the tester we spied) and a two-pipe exhaust system. The interior will also be given a light makeover with sportier seat designs, upgraded instrument panel and unique trimmings.
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