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Smart Fortwo Brabus review - Small car, big fun, huge price - MPG and running costs

Far more capable and fun than we could have expected, but it's hard to ignore that price tag

Evo rating
from £16,585
  • Cheeky, surprisingly agile
  • Expense, dynamically compromised due to its size and shape

MPG and running costs

Weaving around its natural urban domain the Brabus returns 54.3mpg, aided by stop-start technology, rising to 62.8mpg on a combined cycle. Emitting 102g/km of CO2 casts the performance Smart in isolation from the rest of the range, which are £20 cheaper to tax in year one before the blanket annual VED rate kicks in.

Unless you’re a young or newly qualified driver, the low insurance group of 11 is unlikely to have you trawling comparison sites to find a reasonable deal. Service costs are as reasonable as can be expected and a three year unlimited mileage warranty is standard.

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