The all-new, electric compact SUV from smart is set to arrive in the UK later this summer, with prices starting from £35,950.
Initially available in three production variants – Pro+, Premium and BRABUS – as well as a highly exclusive Launch Edition, the smart #1 is priced from just £35,950 on the road (OTR).
“We are very proud of what we achieved with the smart #1,” said David Browne, CEO, smart UK. “From the exceptional standard specification of the entry level Pro+, which offers features usually associated with luxury cars, to the incredible performance of BRABUS, which leaves purpose-built sports cars trailing in its wake. We look forward to the media and public alike getting to experience the entire #1 line-up as we build toward our full market launch later this summer.”
Initially available to UK buyers in Pro+, Premium and limited-edition Launch Edition trim levels, as well as a BRABUS variant, the #1 offers an extensive range of driving assistance systems, panoramic sunroof, ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), heated seats, a 360-degree surround camera, intelligent voice assistance, LED lights and a powered tailgate.
In terms of performance, the #1 offers a WLTP range of 260 miles and 0-62mph performance of 6.7 seconds.
In addition to the features already available on the Pro+, the smart #1 Premium offers a sound system by Beats, a Head-Up Display (HUD), CyberSparks+ Matrix LED headlights and APA (Automatic Parking Assist). Priced from £38,950, the Premium offers an even greater WLTP range of 273 miles with a state-of-the-art silicon carbide invertor and heat pump for improved response and efficiency, as well as a 22kW three-phase on board charger for 10-80% AC charging in less than three hours.
“For us at BRABUS, partnering with smart feels completely natural, as we both keep on challenging the status quo to improve our brands and products further,” said Constantin Buschmann, CEO of BRABUS. “For the #1 we keep on pushing the envelope of our partnership to integrate the essence of BRABUS into a very capable car and future-oriented mobility concept, that is accessible for a wide variety of people. We are very happy with the result and see the #1 as a more than worthy starting point for a new era of our great relationship with smart going forward.”