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BRABUS 125R – “Pocket Rocket!”

Exclusive edition of 125 open-top turbo city sports cars with 92 kW / 125 hp, 200 Nm of torque, 175 km/h top speed, extras-dynamic handling and luxurious interior

“Pocket Rocket!”
Exclusive edition of 125 open-top turbo city sports cars with 92 kW / 125 hp, 200 Nm of torque, 175 km/h top speed, extra-dynamic handling and luxurious interior smart BRABUS GmbH celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2017. To mark this special occasion, the company developed a club sport version of the current smart fortwo for the racetrack. Not only did the Mercedes-Benz works race drivers have great fun with the sportiest smart fortwo variant of all times on the rollercoaster circuit of the German test track Bilster Berg, but so did representatives of international media outlets as well.
The dynamic two-seater had earned its moniker after just a few laps: “Pocket Rocket,” as an homage to the most powerful and fastest BRABUS supercars.
Ever since the BRABUS ROCKET based on the Mercedes CLS-Class (C 219) set a new world record for street-legal sedans in 2006 with a top speed of 365.7km/h (227.2 mph), they have been going by this nickname.The BRABUS 125R edition limited to 125 vehicles now presents a variant of the track racer that is designed for public roads but delivers nearly the identical driving dynamics. BRABUS 125R emblems on the body and in the interior, where a “1 of 125” badge additionally highlights the exclusivity of this special edition, indicate the noble lineage of this speedster to insiders.


The dynamic two-seater had earned its moniker after just a few laps: “Pocket Rocket,” as an homage to the most powerful and fastest BRABUS supercars.
Ever since the BRABUS ROCKET based on the Mercedes CLS-Class (C 219) set a new world record for street-legal sedans in 2006 with a top speed of 365.7 km/h (227.2 mph), they have been going by this nickname.
The BRABUS 125R edition limited to 125 vehicles now presents a variant of the track racer that is designed for public roads but delivers nearly the identical driving dynamics. BRABUS 125R emblems on the body and in the interior, where a “1 of 125” badge additionally highlights the exclusivity of this special edition, indicate the noble lineage of this speedster to insiders.
The heart of the BRABUS 125R, the three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine with a displacement of 898 cc (54.8 cu in), also lives up to the sporty character of this exclusive special model as a matter of course. To achieve the desired performance increase, the BRABUS powerplant engineers developed a modified intake system, an even more efficient intercooler, and a recalibrated engine control unit. For further performance optimization and for an especially sporty sound at the touch of a button, the engine was fitted with a stainless-steel BRABUS sport exhaust system with actively controlled flaps. To match the three cylinders of the engine, this exhaust system features three center-exiting tailpipes.
Gears in the BRABUS 125R are shifted either automatically or manually like in Formula 1 racing with black anodized BRABUS paddle shifters on the steering wheel. As a result, the exclusive speedster takes just 9.2 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest. The top speed is electronically
limited to 175 km/h (109 mph).

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