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Red-hot Smart ForFour hits Oz as first Brabus
First official Brabus hits Oz as Smart adds a hi-po version of its pint-size ForFour
20 Apr 2006
THE first Brabus to be officially sold in Australia arrives in Smart showrooms this week priced at $39,900, following the arrival of the first limited shipment of the high-performance ForFour hatch Down Under.
The DaimlerChrysler micro-car brand hopes the Brabus-tuned ForFour will cash in "a considerable backorder of other hot hatches in Australia" – namely the Golf GTI – to carve a small but important niche for the Smart brand here.
Tuned by 25-year-old German performance house Brabus, the hottest Smart is powered by a 130kW/230Nm turbocharged four-cylinder that’s claimed to propel Smart’s hottest four-seater to 100km/h in just 6.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 221km/h – while containing fuel consumption to just 6.8L/100km.
The Brabus ForFour will come standard with features like leather trim, a panoramic glass roof, four airbags, sports suspension, five-speed manual transmission, Brabus alloy wheels, side skirts, front and rear aprons, rear spoiler and a sports muffler.
Further differentiating the only Mercedes Car Group-backed Brabus import are exclusive details like Brabus insignias on the head restraints, odometer, metallic door linings and floor mats.
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