Tune the smart EQ to 95 PS and > 140 km/h or simply make it regenerate more

  • With the support of EQpassion, Steinbauer developed a tuningkit for the smart EQ. I have been using the finished product since two weeks now and of course I would like to tell you how it handles.
    Anyone who knows the 4th generation smart electric drive, knows that this little city runabout has already an incredible acceleration coming from the factory. Between 0 - 50 km/h, it's faster than almost everything that everyday life has to offer. And that despite the fact that it's performance is always limited. The built-in electric motor from Renault can achieve up to 81 kW, but is limited to 60 kW in the smart (68 kW for Brabus).

    There are two versions of the tuning kit:
    • More regenerative breaking & a boost to 95 PS (752,06 €; excl. vat)
    • More regenerative breaking (541,97 €; excl. vat)

    The tuningkit is exclusivly beeing sold through EQpassion and it's shop.

    The tuning company promises 10 % more power, torque, more regenerative breaking and even a higher top speed. Enough reasons to try the big 95 PS kit out and test how the little rocket is performing with the upgrade. For that purpose I build it in my 100,000 km old smart EQ.

    It is particularly pleasant that the kit can be installed non-destructively and without tools in 30 minutes. It can also be easily removed and everything can be restored to its original state, as no cables have to be cut or control units reprogrammed.


    Tune the smart EQ to 95 PS and > 140 km/h or simply make it regenerate more



    Here's the installation guide: IG_Smart_EQ_EN.pdf

    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

  • It does a bit, yes. :)


    Correct, the actual power from 0-50 km/h is about the same. But the smart responses way more direct / harder to your input, so it's still harder from 0 km/h on.


    According to the German Accumotive, the battery is rated for up to 76 kWh, as seen in the link you've mentioned. Why they still limited the motor to 60 kW, I'm not completly sure. Back when I wrote about the motor, I thought it's the battery. But as Brabus themself started offering smart cars with this performance (but for 40.-60.000 €), they proofed that everything is fine. Technically Brabus cars have the same power train as a regular smart. Only difference is, that they got the higher Brabus software.

    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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