Smart EQ Fortwo revealed with Brabus design limited edition

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Racing Green Edition of Smart EQ Fortwo coupe added to line-up for limited time.

The Smart EQ Fortwo Racing Green Edition has been revealed with Brabus-inspired features inside. The brand which was once offered in Australia remains off the cards since it was axed in 2015, but has been offering affordable electric cars in Europe.

The special edition EQ Fortwo rides on 16-inch Brabus Monoblock XI alloy wheels with a silver undercut, with LED headlights, a panoramic glass roof and Racing Green metallic paint completing the exclusive exterior look.

Inside, the hand-stitched seats are finished in Cognac Nappa leather, as are the dashboard, door panels and three-spoke, multifunction steering wheel. Diamond and Racing Green stitching is used throughout.

Other Brabus touches include the sports pedals, handbrake lever, gear stick and aluminium door sills, while the dashboard features a carbon fibre-esque trim.

The EQ Fortwo Racing Green Edition uses the same 8.0in touchscreen running its Connect media system, which is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Smart says the Racing Green Edition will be on sale for “a limited time only”. Underneath, the powertrain is untouched: an 60kW electric motor drives the rear wheels, with 0-100kph taking 11.6 seconds en route to a top speed of 130kph. The 17.6kWh battery gives an official range of almost 130km, although drivers will see something closer to 110km in real-world conditions.

Smart says a rapid charger will top up the battery from 10% to 80% in less than 40 minutes, while a typical home wallbox unit will deliver a full charge in under six hours.

The EQ Fortwo and EQ Forfour have been the brand’s only models for some time. However, last week it released preview images of a new electric SUV that’s due to be unveiled at the Munich motor show in September.

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