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Smart to launch Brabus-tuned ForFour

July 28, 2015

The ForFour is a supermini car produced by Smart, which is a division of Daimler AG. Its first generation was produced from 2004 to 2006 and sold in Europe and Australia. However, the car was discontinued in 2006 and made a comeback eight years later, in July 2014. It’s shares the Renault Nissan Alliance’s CMF-B platform with and is built alongside the Renault Twingo at Renault’s plant in Nova Mesto, Slovenia.

According to a report by Auto Express, more powerful versions of the ForTwo and ForFour are on the way. The duo is likely to be tuned by Brabus, the tuning company that focuses on Mercedes-Benz and Smart vehicles, and will be showcased at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The website has published spy shots of a sportier ForFour featuring a restyled bumper, bigger wheels, new air intake design and a more aggressive rear fascia that sports a new bumper and dual exhaust pipes. Its report states the main changes in the ForFour will be seen under the hood.

The 0.9-litre turbocharged engine of the ForFour will be retuned by Brabus to produce at least 110 bhp, which is a significant increase from the current output of 89 bhp for a car that size. A 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox from will transfer the power to the rear wheels of the car. A firmer suspension and a more powerful braking system are also expected.

The Brabus version of the ForTwo is expected to start from around £15,000 and the four-door ForFour will cost around only £500 more. Their sales will commence from Q4 2015.

[News Source: AutoExpress]

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