Electric Smart car gets Brabus upgrade to become the 92R

The German tuning company will be building 50 examples of the electrified “pocket rocket”

Brabus 92R

Brabus has unveiled its newest creation, a limited-edition electric convertible city car based on the Smart EQ fortwo cabrio. The “urban supercar” as it's described by Brabus has a maximum range of 78 miles on a single charge and produces nearly 92bhp, hence the name. Driven flat out, it'll reach 81mph.

The 92R has four driving modes, including Eco and Sport+, which Brabus claims can be used to propel the 92R to 60mph in 10.9 seconds – one second faster than the Smart EQ it’s based on.

Although the 92R is based on a EQ fortwo cabrio, Brabus claims its modification are more than just cosmetic: “The BRABUS PowerXtra performance upgrade for the three-phase synchronous motor consists of a newly tuned torque control system, new modules for the driving dynamics switch and accelerator pedal, and a special gateway,” the company says.

Brabus has also tweaked the handling of the 92R, with the car now sitting on 16 and 17-inch alloys at the front and rear respectively. It has also been fitted with Brabus’ coilover sports suspensions, which has lowered the ride height by 2.5cm.

Beyond the 92R’s performance, Brabus has added its distinctive style to the exterior and interior of the car. Brabus’ design package for the 92R includes new front and rear bumpers, splitter and diffusers. Inside, much of the Smart EQ’s conveniences remain, but Brabus has added new leather seats and steering wheel. 

There'll only be 50 Brabus 92Rs built, with prices starting at £34,000 before VAT. Sadly, after VAT the price in the UK would start at roughly £41,000, which means UK buyers wouldn't be eligible for the government’s plug-in grant. However, it remains unclear whether or not any of the 50 available 92Rs will be making their way over to the UK anytime soon.

Recommended

Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio review
Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio
In-depth reviews

Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio review

22 Sep 2022
Top 10 cheapest electric cars 2022
Cheapest EVs
Best cars

Top 10 cheapest electric cars 2022

23 Aug 2022
​Top 10 fastest-depreciating electric and hybrid cars 2022
Smart EQ family
Best cars

​Top 10 fastest-depreciating electric and hybrid cars 2022

18 Aug 2022

Most Popular

Complete guide to the Gridserve (formerly Ecotricity) Electric Highway charging network
Gridserve charging hub
Your questions answered

Complete guide to the Gridserve (formerly Ecotricity) Electric Highway charging network

Need to charge your electric vehicle on the Gridserve Electric Highway network? Here's how it works, how much it costs and how to pay
29 Sep 2022
Top 10 best seven-seater electric and hybrid cars 2022
Best seven-seater electric and hybrids
Best cars

Top 10 best seven-seater electric and hybrid cars 2022

If the regular crop of electrified SUVs and family cars don’t provide enough practicality for you, then take a closer look at the range of electric an…
12 Sep 2022
Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Best electric cars 2022
Best cars

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Here, we run through our favourite new electric cars that you can buy right now in the UK…
21 Sep 2022