Car Reviews Smart forfour 1 5 Brabus The AA

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Luxury surprisingly convincing Driven makes a practical everyday car remain relatively rare and Brabus badge is taken by those in the know


more expensive than car, and pricier than rivals Lacks character for truly great hot hatch stereo system should be better Does the world need performance Smarts?

As the suggests, the Smart Forfour emerged from the famous tuning firm’s best to turn a compact city car a full-on hot hatch. The results are however.

On paper at least, the Brabus impresses. The tuners know their stuff as by their ability to squeeze 180 horsepower from just 1.5 of engine capacity. Among the cars in its class, that an impressive power-to-weight ratio of producing a spirited ride though the Forfour’s high aren’t ideally suited to cornering.

The compact, curvy lines of the Forfour aren’t exactly so Brabus’ stylists have a fairly good job of injecting a of menace into the package. The look of Smart’s famous safety cell forming the structure of the vehicle lends well to the various bolt-ons and skirts, the resulting car looking like an overgrown radio-controlled

Inside, the toy-like traditional of Smart is jettisoned in favour of a luxury approach that look out of place in an AMG badged Silver detailing on much of the and even silver stitching in the leather seats is impressively while Brabus badging on every available surface.

its technical capabilities, this is a vehicle lacking personality. was something amusing and therefore about seeing a souped-up Fortwo, but because the Forfour to take itself so very, seriously it does not have the charm. Smart’s promotional boasts that this is fastest and most powerful smart ever built’, but and power had nothing to do with made the brand popular and

Our verdict on the Smart forfour 1.5

The truth is that though the Forfour Brabus is a decent hot it is not among the very best. performance with more can be bought elsewhere for significantly cash.


Whichever way you at it, the Forfour Brabus is an expensive Comparable cars can be had for significantly outlay. The Forfour’s modest figures may allow a discount to be but that is unlikely to apply to the Brabus-badged variant. Fuel is good. Resale values are to predict given the lukewarm given to the Forfour, though the will undoubtedly be the most of the range.

Space and practicality

Rear are a little more cramped, but as as bootspace can be sacrificed, the sliding manages to create a little room — though a rear seat would be more useful. The boot is small but adequate for the weekly to the supermarket if not the active sports so in car TV ads. Roof rails add carrying capability but ruin the impair performance and make a deal of added noise the bargain.

Controls and display

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Car safety

In line the high standards of the Mercedes-Benz which owns the Smart a reassuring safety package is with standard features front, side and head ABS with EBD, ESP and high-performance all disc brakes. The nimble, responses may encourage some to go close to the edge, but they allow skilled motorists to many a potentially dangerous

Driver appeal

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A powerful and a low weight are the key ingredients required by any with performance credentials. qualities are certainly possessed by the Brabus, yet despite a 0-60mph of less than seven and revised suspension settings, the experience still feels a remote. The car is capable of 137mph, but need the nerves of Donald to take it anywhere close to speed. The slower Smart is a more satisfying drive to its go-kart handling characteristics.

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Quality and

The standard Forfour has struggled to a place in carbuyers’ thoughts. By it is more conventional than the Fortwo and quirky Roadster. the Brabus badge remains regarded among people who an interest in tuned vehicles.

As a five-door vehicle, the Forfour better for accessibility than of its key rivals, which tend to be cars. The rear bench slides back and forward a simple but underrated piece of functionality.

Stereo and ICE (In car entertainment)

this top-of-the-range model not get a better stereo system the standard Forfour, so buyers to upgrade will be stuck a single-slot CD radio with two speakers. A cost upgrade this to a four-speaker system telephone keypad. A multichanger is yet cost option. At least the wheel has integrated buttons for the radio and hands-free telephone

1.5-litre engine produces power

Colours and trim

As all Brabus models, external are limited to silver or black. silver and black creates a Mercedes-like and luxurious cabin with heated leather seats, leather instrument and door trim. Though accessories, such as satellite are available, essentially the Forfour comes with all the trimmings on board.

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