Limited-edition city sports cars that are as exclusive as they are dynamic have a successful history at BRABUS. For this reason, BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) offers a power two-seater for the city: The BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 is built based on the smart fortwo or the smart fortwo cabrio.
As the name indicates, this two-seater is a supercar with an output of 92 kW / 125 HP (123 bhp) and a top speed of 175 km/h (109 mph), built in a limited production run of just 125 consecutively numbered vehicles.
The BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 continues an equally long and successful tradition. It began in 2004 with the ULTIMATE 101, the first limited edition of the special models from BRABUS, which all sold out completely. The success story continued with the equally popular editions of the ULTIMATE 112, ULTIMATE R, ULTIMATE style and ULTIMATE 120.
The new BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 city sports car is the first vehicle in this line to be based on the new smart fortwo generation. The exclusive equipment ranges from the special paint finish tailored to customer preferences and the WIDESTAR widebody version with forged BRABUS Monoblock Y 18-inch wheels to the exclusive all-leather interior in any imaginable color.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for a BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 start at 54,900 euros.
At the IAA 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, BRABUS presents an entire fleet of ULTIMATE 125 city sports cars with different special paint finishes and equally colorful interiors.
All vehicles of the small-series production run, with or without soft top, have one thing in common: the thrilling BRABUS WIDESTAR widebody! As the name indicates, it is a widebody version with flared fenders at the front and rear axle, which create space for 18-inch wheels at all four corners. The largest consequently possible tire/wheel combination is beyond unusual for a car of this category. The BRABUS Monoblock Y forged wheels with nine spokes tapering off towards the outer rim flange in the shape of a “Y” are fitted on the front axle in size 7Jx18 and shod with size 205/35 R 18 high-performance tires. Size 8Jx18 wheels with 235/30 R 18 tires at the rear put down the power of the engine on the asphalt with optimal efficiency. Weighing just 6.7 and 7.1 kilograms (14.7 and 15.6 lbs.) respectively, the BRABUS Monoblock Y wheels for the ULTIMATE 125 are some of the lightest 18-inch wheels on the market worldwide. The show cars in Frankfurt display these exclusive wheels in a wide variety of special color schemes.
The lowered BRABUS sport suspension is specifically tuned to the ultra-low-profile tires and the wider track. It combines direct and equally safe and agile handling with the desired ride quality.
The BRABUS designers round off the sporty appearance of the widebody version with a front spoiler, rocker panels, and rear diffuser, all manufactured from PUR in OEM quality.
This prepares the ULTIMATE 125 perfectly for the powerful BRABUS three-cylinder turbo engine. The power unit with a displacement of 898 cc (54.8 cu in) is fitted in the BRABUS engine shop with a modified intake system, an even more efficient intercooler and a recalibrated engine control unit. In keeping with its name, the ultimate city sports car puts a peak output of 92 kW / 125 HP (123 bhp) at 5,550 rpm at the disposal of its driver. However, even more important for daily driving is the peak torque of 200 Nm (148 lb-ft), outstanding for a car of this category and on tap at a low 2,000 rpm.
The gears of the BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 are shifted automatically or manually like in Formula 1 racing with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Reprogrammed transmission electronics shorten the shift times.
With a sprint time from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) of just 9.2 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 175 km/h (109 mph), the exclusive city sports car also sets benchmarks in its category in this discipline.
The dynamic driving experience is accompanied acoustically by the BRABUS stainless sport exhaust system, which was designed specifically for the new special model. The BRABUS ULTIMATE diffuser provides the perfect backdrop for the three center-exiting chromed tailpipes.
Every ULTIMATE 125 also features exquisite highlights in the cockpit. Large parts of the interior of the city supercar are upholstered with especially soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather or Alcantara. These high-end materials can be precisely color-coordinated with the vehicle color or finished in contrasting shades. The new design applications include the seats, the center sections of the door panels, and the dashboard. Customers have virtually endless choices with regard to the appointment colors, which can be complemented with colored decorative stitching in any desired color. The variety of precision quilting patterns for the leather is huge as well. Details such as the gauge for the rev counter and clock as well as the air vent surrounds, the instrument cluster bezel, the turn signal and wiper stalks as well as the door handle recesses are finished in vehicle color or any desired contrasting color.
This is by no means the end of the variety: The soft top of the cabrio variant of the BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 can also be manufactured in many different colors.
The BRABUS stainless pedals plus the aluminum shift knob and emergency brake lever add a touch of racing looks to the cockpit. Other exclusive features of this special model are the tailor-made scuff plates with BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 logo, illuminated in red or white like the stainless footrest in the driver footwell. Classy velour floor mats with BRABUS logo round off the exquisite ambience.
Climate control system, radio and navigation system are of course also part of the standard equipment of the exclusive two-door car from Bottrop. The choice of colors for the bodywork to suit the vehicle owner’s preferences is just as endless at BRABUS as the choice of interior design and the color of the soft top.
Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class
BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 based on the smart fortwo: city 5.2 l/100 km, highway 4.1 l/100 km, combined: 4.5 l/100 km. Combined CO2 emissions: 102 g/km, efficiency class B.