On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of BRABUS, BRABUS ULTIMATE E Concept celebrates its world premiere at the IAA 2017 in Frankfurt am Main. BRABUS shows the concept of an exclusive electric city sports car with 150 kW/204 HP, 350 Nm of torque, 0 – 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 180 km/h in cooperation with Kreisel Electric.
The concept vehicle of an exclusive city sports car with electric powertrain was built based on the current smart fortwo coupe.
The transverse electric motor behind the rear axle gets its power supply from a lithium-ion battery pack installed in the vehicle floor. It has a capacity of 22 kWh and delivers a maximum range of 160 kilometers (100 miles) in the NEDC standard cycle. The BRABUS ULTIMATE E Concept was developed and built by BRABUS ZERO EMISSION.
Thanks to the widebody version, the vehicle can be equipped at the front with 7Jx18 wheels shod with 205/35 R 18 high-performance tires. On the rear axle, size 235/30 R 18 tires on eight-inch-wide wheels provide optimal traction and agile handling. For the concept car on display in Frankfurt, these hi-tech wheels were painted high-gloss black with yellow highlights matching the body.
The BRABUS suspension was tailored specifically to the vehicle weight of the electric car, the ultra-low-profile tires, and the wider track. It combines sporty and safe handling with the desired ride quality.
As a contrast to the bright yellow outer skin, the BRABUS ULTIMATE E Concept was fitted in the company upholstery shop with a BRABUS fine leather interior in blue BRABUS Mastik leather, which is especially soft and breathable. It includes not only the seats and the inner sections of the two door panels as well as the A- and C-pillars, but also the dashboard. The elaborate details of this exclusive all-leather interior include decorative stitching and honeycomb quilting with pinpoint accuracy.
Details such as the gauge for displaying the state of charge sitting on top of the dashboard, the clock, and the air vent surrounds were painted to match the vehicle color. The surround of the instrument cluster, the turn signal and wiper stalks as well as the door handle recesses were also painted an eye-popping yellow.
The BRABUS ULTIMATE E Concept is currently in the road-testing phase. If there is sufficient customer interest, the equally innovative and attractive electric city sports car could be built in small-series production in the near future.