Sporty Brabus model to top new Smart #1 range

Good has uncovered much more trim and specification details about its forthcoming all-electric #1 hatchback array, which we now know will be topped by a overall performance-concentrated Brabus model.

As The Automobile Professional noted back in April this yr, the brand name-new electrical Clever #1 will be powered by a 200kW powertrain, developing 272hp and a promised battery selection of up to 273 miles. The producer now provides that the hatchback will be obtainable to pre-order from January 2023, with the to start with shopper deliveries arriving in the British isles a number of months afterwards.

Smart has also introduced that a ‘Launch Edition’ will be the only trim available when the Sensible #1 very first gets available to pre-order, with only 100 styles up for grabs. From Spring 2023 onwards, the assortment will consist of the entry-amount ‘Pro+’, the mid-variety ‘Premium’, and the top-spec ‘Brabus’ model.

The Wise #1 will be readily available with LED headlights, an infotainment voice assistant, a 360-diploma parking camera and an electronically-powered tailgate as regular, as well as “an comprehensive range” of on-board driver aid and protection technologies attributes, though the company has not disclosed what these are just yet.

Prospects who choose for the ‘Premium’ trim deal attain upgraded Matrix LED headlights, a Beats sounds process, a head-up display and parking aid tech.

The range-topping ‘Brabus’ trim increases the car’s efficiency, swaps the common model’s two-wheel drive configuration for a 4-wheel travel procedure, and adds some inside and exterior aptitude.

While ‘Launch Edition’, ‘Pro+’ and Premium’ designs offer an output of 272hp, the Clever#1 Brabus ups this to 422hp. Smart states that this effectiveness enhancement implies that the ‘Brabus’ can finish a -62mph sprint in 3.9 seconds – producing it pretty much as quickly as the combustion-powered Audi RS 3 – but its most battery range is lessened to 248 miles as a consequence.

The ‘Brabus’ sporting activities “performance-inspired” bodywork, which includes a more substantial spoiler earlier mentioned the rear window and a pink roof. Crimson accents also function within on the car’s dashboard, door panels, headrests and seat belts.

Wise suggests that it is anticipating to supply the initially ‘Launch Edition’ styles to United kingdom prospects in Summer 2023, and guarantees that it will launch United kingdom pricing for its new electrical hatchback array just before pre-orders get started in January.