Brabus Ultimate E Concept Is A 201-HP Smart EV

1 month ago by Adrian Padeanu 12

Brabus Ultimate E

0-100 kph (0 to 62 mph) takes just four and a half seconds.

The Smart ForTwo is far from being the most exciting car in the world, but hand it over to the talented folks at Brabus and they’ll make it considerably more interesting. Case in point, the Ultimate E Concept debuting today at the Frankfurt Motor Show is not your typical city car. For starters, it started out in life as a regular ForTwo fitted with a combustion engine and then it received a fully electric powertrain developed in collaboration with Kreisel Electric.

The ForTwo concept is equipped with an electric motor that develops an impressive 201 horsepower (150 kilowatts) and 258 pound-feet (350 Newton-meters) of torque. With so much power having to carry around just 2,392 pounds (1,085 kilograms), it’s no wonder the Ultimate E Concept is seriously quick and fast. 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) takes 4.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 112 mph (180 kph). The maximum velocity might not seem very impressive, but let’s keep in mind we’re dealing with a tiny electric car.

Brabus Ultimate E

Installed in the vehicle’s floor is the lithium-ion battery pack with a 22-kWh capacity and enough juice for 100 miles (160 kilometers) in the New European Driving Cycle (given the EPA/real world rating of just 58 miles for the current 17.6 kWh pack, we think an expectation for about 80 miles/130 driving is more reasonable).

If you’re in a hurry, using a wall box charger for half an hour will charge the battery to an 80 percent level.

Sitting on 18-inch lightweight forged wheels, the zero-emissions Smart has received an eye-catching yellow paint on its wide aerodynamic body while on the inside a similar shade is nicely combined with the blue theme applied onto the seats, dashboard, and door panels.

Brabus Ultimate E

Brabus says it’s currently performing road tests with the Ultimate E Concept and will show it at IAA to find out whether there will be enough demand to take into consideration a production version in a limited series.

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12 responses to "Brabus Ultimate E Concept Is A 201-HP Smart EV"

  1. Tosho says:

    I can’t take it anymore! Please stop these “Concept” posts! No one cares about those imaginary german “cars”!

  2. offib says:

    Oh lets get real ffs. Is 22kWh capable of pushing out 200bhp? Why can’t Daimler just upgrade the battery. It’s going to kill the smart brand in the U.S. at this rate of pace.

    1. john doe says:

      Brabus is still an independent brand.
      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brabus

      I met a larger Mercedes Brabus on The autobahn. . . They are quick as f***.
      Most are. . And there are always people that want more performance then the original car can provide.

    2. dhymers says:

      C7 is a pretty reasonable discharge peak, so yeah its possible. (7*22 = 154kw peak 154000/746 = 206hp ….. at the motor shaft.)

  3. wavelet says:

    Pointless and silly. And the tiny wheelbase combined with lots of power is simply dangerous.

    1. john doe says:

      I guess the danger is some of the appeal..
      It’s not for everyone, like many other models.

      People don’t buy a Suzuki GSX or a Ninja – to be safe. They buy them for the speed and the adrenaline.

  4. Disappointed says:

    Get THAT battery into the new 2017 smart fortwo ed as quickly as possible and save the brand here in the USA and Canada.

    And crank a bit of the Brabus software into the package while you’re at it !

    The speed and range of the 2017 smart is a joke.

  5. Will says:

    InsideEvs need to stop with these concepts

    1. Jay Cole says:

      …we don’t have that kind of power with the OEMs, (=

      1. Don Zenga says:

        I agree with Jay Cole. Media’s aim is to be fair with all automakers and publish all news.

        But others are also correct, all these concepts from VW & MB are just an eyewash to discourage prospective customers from placing an order on Tesla Model-3.

  6. Patrick Brown says:

    i like it. except the color choices lol

  7. Peter says:

    Looks nice, but exhaust pipes??? WTF

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