Smart BRABUS joint venture contracts expire in 2021

  • Just read with horror what a German blog wrote:

    Smart BRABUS joint venture contracts expire in 2021 (German article)


    .. if they would actually not agree on new contracts, I would personally find that extremely regrettable. Not only because then things like a Brabus ULTIMATE E Concept will never come again, but also because a special feature of smart would then be lost. Personally, I actually really appreciate the special editions. They were always great cars with a creative touch. I also always enjoyed seeing what people did with the Tailormade program.


    Sure, what comes from Brabus was never cheap, but that was never the reason why the community loved the Brabus smart cars. I sincerely hope that new contracts will come with the new models. Smart must not give up such a unique selling point as the cooperation with Brabus again.


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    smart fortwo Coupé 451er ED 3,7kW-Lader, 05/2013; > 250.000km (bei 250.000 km 22 kW nachgerüstet)

    smart fortwo Coupé 453er EQ 22kW-Lader, 05/2018 - 05/2021; 109.000km

    smart fortwo Cabrio 453er EQ 22kW-Lader, EZ 04/2021; > 15.000 km


    "Aus Gaspedal wird Spaßpedal"

    - Smart

  • Seems to me like Brabus is selling off the last EQs they have. Just found that on mobile.de:

    BRABUS Ulimate E Shadow (64.855 €)

    BRABUS Ultimate E Facelift (64.200 €)

    smart fortwo Coupé 451er ED 3,7kW-Lader, 05/2013; > 250.000km (bei 250.000 km 22 kW nachgerüstet)

    smart fortwo Coupé 453er EQ 22kW-Lader, 05/2018 - 05/2021; 109.000km

    smart fortwo Cabrio 453er EQ 22kW-Lader, EZ 04/2021; > 15.000 km


    "Aus Gaspedal wird Spaßpedal"

    - Smart

  • Smart has just confirmed the following in a comment on Facebook: "The smart-Brabus GmbH joint venture between Mercedes-Benz AG and Brabus GmbH will expire at the end of 2021."


    I think the wording here is important: Mercedes Benz AG no longer has anything to say directly to smart anyway. Smart in that sense was (legally) dissolved and is now a new company, which is a joint venture between Daimler and Geely.


    .. so I think that we have to be very clear: Brabus will almost certainly continue to refine our beloved smart in the future. But they just have to rewrite the paperwork to the new company.

    smart fortwo Coupé 451er ED 3,7kW-Lader, 05/2013; > 250.000km (bei 250.000 km 22 kW nachgerüstet)

    smart fortwo Coupé 453er EQ 22kW-Lader, 05/2018 - 05/2021; 109.000km

    smart fortwo Cabrio 453er EQ 22kW-Lader, EZ 04/2021; > 15.000 km


    "Aus Gaspedal wird Spaßpedal"

    - Smart

  • Constantin Buschmann, CEO at BRABUS GmbH, confirms that they want to continue working with smart in the future.


    "How many more smarts do you still make?"

    - Jean Pierre Kraemer, Managing Director at JP Performance


    "We are still doing a lot of smarts. If we were to take a look at the workshop over there in Plant 2, it would still be full, full, full. But of course, with the development of smart, the whole situation will change over the next 2 years. But will then continuo in a different way.. "

    - Constantin Buschmann, CEO at BRABUS GmbH


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    smart fortwo Coupé 451er ED 3,7kW-Lader, 05/2013; > 250.000km (bei 250.000 km 22 kW nachgerüstet)

    smart fortwo Coupé 453er EQ 22kW-Lader, 05/2018 - 05/2021; 109.000km

    smart fortwo Cabrio 453er EQ 22kW-Lader, EZ 04/2021; > 15.000 km


    "Aus Gaspedal wird Spaßpedal"

    - Smart

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