We’re carried out with the previews for the good #1 in Premium type, and it’s open for reserving, however there’s extra pre-launch exercise earlier than the EV reaches showrooms and the driveways of prosperous homeowners. good Malaysia can be introducing the Brabus model of the #1 (pronounced hashtag one), and the high-performance EV is at the moment being previewed on the Worldwide Electrical Mobility Showcase (IEMS) occasion on the KL Conference Centre.
Let’s bounce proper into the efficiency part, which is the most important differentiator. The good #1 Brabus isn’t only a fancy bodykitted model, however a correct efficiency flagship of the vary. In comparison with the common #1, the Brabus provides an electrical motor on the entrance for dual-motor AWD efficiency. Complete output is 428 PS (315 kW) and 543 Nm of on the spot torque, pushing the crossover from relaxation to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. Prime pace is 180 km/h.
That’s a big bounce from the single-motor #1’s 272 PS (200 kW) and 343 Nm – to be actual, the distinction is 156 PS and 200 Nm. The Professional/Premium does the century dash in 6.7 seconds (Brabus is 2.8 seconds quicker) with an identical prime pace. The Brabus ideas the scales at 1,900 kg, 100 kilos greater than the Premium.
Need some sound to go together with the pace? Select from ‘good unique sounds’ – sampled from the earlier ICE-powered good Brabus – or a ‘traditional’ analog sound impressed by an ‘amazingly highly effective V6 engine’. The latter is hilarious.
The Brabus’ motors are powered by a 66 kWh nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) battery and WLTP-rated vary is 400 km. This is similar energy supply because the Premium, which has 40 km of additional vary (the bottom Professional makes use of a 49 kWh lithium LFP battery for 315 km vary). Additionally just like the Premium, 22 kW AC charging is out there, which makes refilling SOC from 10-80% a comparatively brisk affair at three hours.
As identified earlier than, 22 kW AC charging is fairly uncommon within the EV market, the place 11 kW is the default charging charge. In Malaysia, solely the ’55 quattro’ variants of Audi’s e-tron fashions and the Porsche Taycan help 22 kW AC charging, whereas among the extra reasonably priced EVs soak up simply 7 kW.
22 kW AC is a novel promoting level – think about have an extended lunch break or relaxation time at house and whenever you’re carried out, the #1 is replenished, all with out paying DC charges. It provides an proprietor added flexibility. On that be aware, DC quick charging at 150 kW juices the battery from 10-80% SOC in 29 minutes. A vehicle-to-load (V2L) operate – energy output to a home three-point plug – can be out there.
To recap, the good #1 is a huge hatchback that’s slightly related in idea to the MINI Countryman – this ain’t no compact metropolis automobile like the unique good. At 4,270 mm lengthy and 1,822 mm vast, the #1 additionally has an identical footprint to the maxi MINI, however its 2,750 mm wheelbase could be very lengthy for ICE automobile requirements, 80 mm longer than the Countryman’s and 15 mm longer than the wheelbase of a Honda Civic.
That lengthy wheelbase is obvious within the metallic, as are the #1’s width and slightly unSUV-like floor clearance. At 182 mm, the GC is car-like. Boot house is as much as 411 litres, expandable to 986 litres with rear seats folded. There’s somewhat ‘frunk’ in entrance that takes in 15 litres – the cavity is small, however may be helpful for small gadgets that you simply don’t need sliding round within the boot, or pungent meals.
In entrance, the Brabus’ standing because the sporty one is marked by letterbox vents both facet of the good emblem (they’re simply ornamental), two small horizontal slats on the ‘facet intakes’ and a crimson lip with the Brabus emblem. The insides of the decrease grille is in crimson. There’s extra crimson on the piece of trim between the wheels, that are 19-inch ‘Dynamo’ two-tone gadgets (235/45 tyres, similar dimension) shielding crimson brake calipers.
By the way in which, the brakes solely differ in color and the suspension isn’t any decrease – the one chassis distinction is stiffer dampers for the Brabus.
The rear bumper has the very same cues as its entrance counterpart – a crimson strip, two small black strains and a small Brabus emblem. A extra distinguished rear spoiler completes the outside variations. It’s clearly extra sporty than the Premium, however very delicate nonetheless, and there are not any B logos anyplace on the physique or wheels.
Anyway, the Atom Gray-Matte color you see right here shouldn’t be unique to the Brabus, however the Radiant Pink contrasting roof possibility is. The opposite colors that include the crimson roof are Meta Black and Cyber Silver. A black roof contrasts Digital White, Laser Pink and Cyber Silver. This matte gray is the one hue that may be had as it’s, monotone and not using a completely different roof color.
Inside, the black-red theme continues and we lastly get to see the massive B from Bottrop on the entrance headrests. Apart from this, Brabus is spelled on the steering spoke – it’s cool that the identify is illuminated.
The gloss white dash-cum-centre console is now in a gunmetal hue, and stitching on the sprint, doorways, steering and seats at the moment are in crimson. The ‘sporty’ color can be on the seatbelts and plastic ‘ears’ of the headrests. Lastly, the headlining is black, the seats are in suede (regular leather-based sides) and also you get sports activities pedals (metallic).
Apart from the Brabus-specific trim talked about above, we’re all of the tools from the Premium. Headlining goodies embody a thumping Beats 13-speaker sound system, a 12.8-inch centre touchscreen the place you management every part, a slim 9.2-inch meter cluster, a 10-inch full color head-up show, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, wi-fi charger and built-in navigation with native information similar to charging areas.
Additionally customary are consolation options like ventilated entrance seats, 10-way powered entrance seats (reminiscence for driver), driver’s courtesy seat (slides again for simpler exit), dual-zone auto air conditioning with rear vents and N95 carbon filter, moonroof with powered blind, 64-colour ambient lighting and illuminated door sills.
On the surface, the #1 Brabus comes with Matrix LED headlamps with adaptive excessive beam; entrance/rear sequential flip indicators; illumination for the entrance grille, flush door handles and rear pillar emblem; welcome and courtesy lights; roof rails; auto-foldable and auto-dipping (when reversing) wing mirrors; auto-dimming and heated wing mirrors; and a powered tailgate. There’s additionally a lightweight present with accompanying music from the Beats audio.
Final however not least, security. All the pieces you’d anticipate to see in a contemporary premium automobile is right here – ESC, hill maintain help, hill descent management, seven airbags and a complete ADAS suite that features ACC, AEB, entrance/rear collision mitigation help, lane hold help, lane departure warning/prevention, entrance/rear cross visitors alert, blind spot monitoring, door opening warning and automatic lane change help. There’s additionally full autonomous parking and a ‘Hiya good’ app will assist with car standing monitoring, location and monitoring.
That’s just about it, and what’s left is the all-important value. good Malaysia is but to launch finalised RRPs for the #1 vary, however has revealed an estimated value vary of between RM200,000 and RM250,000, on-the-road with out insurance coverage. That may place the entry-level Professional at RM200k and this range-topping Brabus at round RM250k, with the Premium in between.
Appears like loads of efficiency and equipment for RM250k – what do you assume? Full gallery and walk-around video of the Premium variant under so that you can examine.
GALLERY: 2024 good #1 Brabus in Malaysia
GALLERY: 2024 good #1 Premium in Malaysia
GALLERY: 2024 good #1 Brabus Malaysian brochure
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