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04-25-2016 05:22 AM
Yellowhat I know, this is one of the great mysteries of the world. For me it runs alongside the decision to make the top of the range infotainment centre software, only properly compatible with (in my opinion) the "second" most popular phone system in the world. Android

Take no notice of me, I just use a little known device called an iPhone.

The debate will run and run....Not looking to get flamed here by the way
04-25-2016 04:49 AM
jwight At least you have the option - we'll never see the BRABUS (or the forfour) in the US.
04-25-2016 04:40 AM
Yellowhat Don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. To be honest, if I wanted a "sports car" I certainly wouldn't be looking at a smart. I love my new smart car as much as I did the previous one. Maybe even more so. Nice seats though.
04-25-2016 03:24 AM
Incochief I wonder why the current thinking is to not bring these guys to North America. They really are exciting and I can see that it would open more doors to folks interested in the brand.
Even the Fourfour looks good and those rims are terrific looking as well.
Perhaps the real issue is being able to manufacture all of those variants to satisfy the demand.
04-24-2016 08:39 PM
stevenvillatoro
Smart BRABUS (453) Teaser Video

More details:

http://www.topgear.com/car-news/beij...rt-brabus-here

NetCarShow's full gallery of pics:

https://www.netcarshow.com/brabus/2017-smart_fortwo/

Evo:

http://www.evo.co.uk/smart/fortwo/17...-forfour-forms

Official:

http://mercedesblog.com/strongest-ev...-smart-brabus/
04-24-2016 07:51 PM
ALSRAC I liked this picture:

04-24-2016 07:51 PM
Mike T Maybe the manual is a free option....but I doubt it. The manual would probably be closer to the 451 BRABUS in acceleration, maybe even.
04-24-2016 07:38 PM
Huronlad
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Smart’s six-speed dual clutch Twinamic gearbox, which comes as standard on all three new Brabus models
If this is accurate, I won't be buying a BRABUS.
04-24-2016 06:18 PM
Mike T 0-100 km/h in 9.5 compares very unfavourably with the old 451 BRABUS, which officially did it in 8.9 seconds. That extra mass is taking a toll, or something is amiss...

At least the top speed of 165 km/h is reasonable.
04-24-2016 05:00 PM
jwight As close as we'll get unless somebody at smart wakes up.
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