Next-Gen Smart ForTwo Brabus Spied Testing

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

German tuning company Brabus is already preparing a more powerful version of the freshly revealed Smart ForTwo.

Our spy photographers managed to snap some pictures of the upcoming Smart ForTwo Brabus out testing on public roads, identified by its dual exhaust setup. The car in the photos appears to be nearly identical to the standard car, although Brabus will likely tack on a larger front grille and a revised front facia when the car is complete.

The 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine found in the standard ForTwo is expected to be used in the Brabus car as well, though it will be tuned to make somewhere between 105 and 120 hp thanks to more turbo boost and a more free flowing exhuast. It should be available with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, same as the standard car.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Smart ForTwo, ForFour Debut with Dual-Clutch

It isn’t just more power however. Brabus will also install a lowered, stiffer suspension setup along with a unique set of wheels to make sure that this small car handles the corners well.

GALLERY: Smart ForTwo Brabus Spy Photos

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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