Smart | Maximum speed

Speaking of Smart, we should not speak of speed and much less performance, even if the owners of this little gem often seem to forget. The stunts in traffic are a temptation with a car so small and agile. The maximum speed of the model Fortwo Coupe BRABUS 102cv, is 155 Km/ h. Let’s see some situations with driving standards that apply to every model of the Smart line up.

In the city

The suspensions are quite strict on disconnections and the roar of the small turbo is all too present. For the rest, slipping through traffic is fun and enjoyable: this agile car has a motor that responds promptly, and in addition there is the convenience of an automatic transmission as an option, which is not a phenomenon of speed. Very easy when maneuvering, but it is recommended to use the power steering (option), that alleviates a lot of effort that is exerted on the steering wheel.

Smart Fortwo Coupe BRABUS

Smart Fortwo Coupe BRABUS

Smart Fortwo Coupe BRABUS

Smart Fortwo Coupe BRABUS

Out of town

The rigid suspensions favor the road holding and the brakes that are adequate and of good resistance in prolonged use. When cornering, the driving is enjoyable, provided you do not expect the behavior of a sports car though: the steering is vague and not very direct. In addition, the ESP intervenes frequently and that is with its convenient levers on the steering wheel, especially when you want to climb before overtaking, and very low power consumption: although the 30 km/litre promised by the house remain a mirage, the 23 are the reality.

Smart Fortwo Coupe BRABUS

Smart Fortwo Coupe BRABUS

On the highway

The 140 km/h maximum effective peak can be reached with the engine working at a relatively low speed (3500 rpm), but the noise makes advisable a cruising speed of 120 km/h, so it suffers less imprecision when steering, which often entails the need to correct the trajectory especially in fast curves. In a nutshell, it is clear that this is a car created for the city. However, it consumes too little much on the highway: 18 km/litre are at your fingertips.

Smart Fortwo Coupe BRABUS

Smart Fortwo Coupe BRABUS

For more on Smart check: Smart Fortwo Special One | Price from 9.700 €

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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