The most important thing right at the beginning: pre-orders are possible starting from October 18, 2022
The Pro+ variant starts at €41,490, the #1 Premium at €44,990, the Launch Edition at €46,290 and the BRABUS at €48,990. All prices include VAT and exclude any electric car premiums, so these can still be deducted.
As a reminder, the key data of the smart electric SUV:
In the base it has a 200 kW rear motor and a 66 kWh battery. It is charged with CCS 150 kW from 10% to 80% in less than 30 minutes. At home, it can be charged with up to 22 kW, which is otherwise only granted to very expensive Porsches and Mercedes. In addition, the smart #1 with trailer hitch can tow an impressive 1.6 tons. (Which is no longer mentioned in the latest press release?) According to smart China, the #1 has a silicon carbide based power train from the premium version onwards. That's why the Premium and the Launch Edition have a bit more range than the Basis. (I already reported in detail)
In the BRABUS variant, there is another front motor, which then increases the total output to 315 kW. With it, the standard 6.8 seconds to 100 km/h are reduced to just 3.9 seconds. BRABUS drivers can also look forward to a special BRABUS mode.
In addition to the equipment features that are already available in the Pro+ variant, such as the extensive range of driver assistance systems, the 360-degree surround camera, intelligent voice support, LED headlights and an electric tailgate, the smart #1 Premium offers a sound system from Beats, a Head-Up Display (HUD), CyberSparks+ LED matrix headlights, an automatic parking assistant and a heat pump.
The #1 BRABUS then has four-wheel drive instead of rear-wheel drive plus lots of unique BRABUS elements all around the car.
An update with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also come later. It will then support the operating system specially developed for the smart #1, allowing the smart to be adapted even better to personal requirements.
Today's report confirms the information from China (I have already reported in detail) and it is now even more difficult to wait for the market launch in Europe.
As some media reports, delivery to private individuals is scheduled to start in January 2023. Personally, I'm currently leaning towards a Brabus #1 and can hardly wait. Especially because of the perfect 50:50 weight distribution and the unbelievable 3.9 seconds to 100 km/h. This together with the 22 kW charger and the 150 kW fast charge is a remarkable combination that I am really looking forward to.