AMG-Badged Smart Fortwo Has Us Thinking

When it comes to semi-practical city cars that are fuel efficient and small enough to park almost anywhere, the Smart ForTwo cannot be beaten. However, for buyers looking for all these qualities as well as respectable performance, the Mercedes-owned automaker doesn’t offer a solution.

Sure, Brabus offers a number of tuning options for Smart models but not everyone wants to dive into the aftermarket world. Evidently, it seems the owner of this Smart is just like that.

Recently snapped in California by a Redditor, this Fortwo features an AMG badge on the rear and while it could fool the casual observer, anyone who knows anything about cars knows that an AMG-tuned version of the Smart isn’t available.

However, this car does have us thinking. What if AMG did decide to offer a high-performance version of the Smart?

If it was priced competitively, we can imagine buyers lining up for it and a version based around the electric Smart could provide AMG with a testing bed for its electrified technologies. Sadly, achieving both a reasonable price and a potent electric powertrain would be near impossible. What’s more, an AMG-branded Smart would dilute the Mercedes performance division massively.

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  • Lucas Mattos Azevedo

    And it have a Tesla license plate frame. WTF?!

  • OK, SO SOMEONE SPOTTED THIS PASSES IT ONTO CARSCOOPS AND THEY DREAM UP THIS HYPOTHETICAL WHAT IF “STORY”?

    • Tumbi Mtika

      More like they browse Reddit, and somehow decide to make this “news”.

  • Six_Tymes

    “Smart” cars, for idiots.

  • no25

    someone glued an AMG logo on a Smart car and this car blog says “let’s make this news.” smh.

  • Bash

    Nah, I wouldn’t think about it.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    TIL r/shittycarmods is news.

  • Kevin Dehning

    I own 3 of that specific generation of Smart including my favorite; a Brabus model as well as 2 supercharged AMG’s (an S class and an SLK) and all I’ll say is that I’d be first in line for an AMG massaged version. And as far as those dissing the smart, drive one for aw weeks, it has converted everybody I know who has tried.

  • I think the Smart Fortwo performs quite well but would not mind a Brabus Smart Fortwo.

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