It said in the email that the Brabus is debuting in Feb. 2009. It sounded to me that they are only available to those currently holding reservations while have not been invited to configure yet like you and me. So, you will be waiting in another (shorter:cheers line after you switch to Brabus. Chances are you will get one in Feb. Does it sound even better?PLEASE let there be one for me in September 09!
So, the euro brabus has a 98hp turbo engine, and a quicker shifting transmission.
went on smart.com website and brabus coupe is 17.700,00 euros = 22k us dollars.
So Smartville will build modified Brabus (exterior) with the old 70HP engines, at higher prices, just for USA?The BRABUS will have a big mouth and shiny new trousers, but the 70 HP engine, so it's all show and no go.
That is the implication I had a few months ago from someone in M-B Canada (our smart importer) - that the proper BRABUS would not be certified for North America due to the low volumes, so instead we would be getting a dressed-up regular US/CDN fortwo, maybe with the sport suspension.
My guess is it may not even have the sport suspension, and may have 15 inch wheels instead of the 16/17 inch combo the European BRABUS has.
Canada got two BRABUS versions of the 450 model: a very limited edition for $40 K CAD (unreal price) in monotone red or white with a very fancy interior, and a cheaper one for a "mere" $26K called the "nightrun". Both these cars had the 40.2 HP diesel engine, and 15 inch BRABUS Monoblock 6 wheels with the skinny 145/65-15 tires stretched onto the 5.5 inch wide front rims, and 175/55-15 skinnies stretched onto the rear 6.5 inch wide rear rims! Not only was it a joke, the skinny tires were unsafe on those wheels!
I hope I am wrong on all counts, because I would be the first in line to buy a real 451 BRABUS, with 98 HP.
At or before 5pm PST (8pm EST) TodayLess than 1500 Brabus units. Black/Black or Silver/Silver. Only offered to current reservation holders, in order, who have NOT configured. The Brabus configuration widow will only be open for a short time to that reservation holder. A full line of Brabus accessories will be offered. NO TURBO