But there's no sign of a power hike.
Available for coupe and cabriolet body styles, the new optional kit costs $1,900 and brings a series of cosmetic and mechanical upgrades available on models with manual or twinamic transmissions on passion, prime and proxy trim levels. Fitted with the Sport Package, the ForTwo models will ride 0.4 inches (10 mm) lower and will benefit from a stiffer anti-roll bar and a bespoke damping system optimized by Brabus. Smart says that with the tweaks in place, the ForTwo Coupe and Cabrio will provide better handling and a sportier ride.
Also part of the package is a fresh wheel set with 16-inch front and 17-inch rear alloys shod in Yokohama summer performance tires measuring 185/50 R16 and 205/40 R17, respectively. You also get a matte grey rear diffuser and Brabus center caps, while the body-colored front spoiler and rear apron are both the work of Brabus.
Stepping inside the cabin, the optional kit encompasses brushed stainless steel sport pedals with rubber studs for a dash of extra sportiness. Both models come with a three-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel from the Brabus catalog and a different upholstery finish depending on the selected trim level. Go for a model fitted with the optional six-speed, dual-clutch twinamic transmission and you will also get paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. As a final touch, Brabus will slap its logo onto the handbrake lever and gear knob.
There aren’t any power upgrades included in the kit, so the cars will continue to feature a turbocharged three-cylinder, 0.9-liter engine with 89 hp (66 kW) and 100 lb-ft (135 Nm) of torque. It will be enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint in 10.1 seconds (10.5s for twinamic-fitted model) before maxing out at 91 mph (146 kph) regardless of gearbox choice.
The Brabus Sport Package tailored to the 2017 ForTwo Coupe and Cabriolet will be available this fall.
Gallery: 2017 Smart ForTwo with Brabus Sport Package
New BRABUS Sport Package now available on smart fortwo coupe and cabrio
August 03, 2016 - Atlanta
BRABUS is returning to the smart lineup in the U.S. market, featuring a sport package on fortwo coupe and cabrio models. Available as a $1,900 option, the BRABUS Sport Package allows customers to further customize their smart fortwo with unique styling and a sportier driving experience.
The introduction of the all-new BRABUS Sport Package expands the customization options on smart fortwo coupe and cabrio models. Exclusively available on the smart lineup, the BRABUS Sport Package is available for both manual and twinamic transmissions on passion, prime and proxy trim levels.
For a sportier driving experience, the BRABUS Sport Suspension lowers the vehicle by 0.4 in (10 mm) compared to the standard smart fortwo. Additional suspension upgrades, including a stiffer anti-roll bar and new BRABUS-tuned damping system, ensures a sporty ride and improves handling and driving dynamics.
The BRABUS Sport Package gives the car a more aggressive look with staggered fitment Monoblock IX wheels finished in matte grey paint (Front: 16" / Rear: 17"). These performance wheels are fitted with Yokohama summer performance tires (Front: 185/50 R16 / Rear: 205/40 R17).
The BRABUS Sport Package offers unique interior and exterior styling options., including BRABUS wheel center caps, a matte grey rear diffusor and both a BRABUS front spoiler and rear apron finished in the vehicle's body color.
The interior features grey stitching on the BRABUS 3-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel and BRABUS logos on the gear knob and handbrake lever. The upholstery parallels the trim level—passion, prime or proxy—of the smart fortwo. The interior is further refined by brushed stainless steel sport pedals with rubber studs. Models equipped with the twinamic transmission also add steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
The BRABUS Sport Package will be available on 2017 smart fortwo coupes and cabrios starting this fall.