Smart

Smart vehicles can easily be identified from the following numbers:

 LocationVehicle identification number– stamped on the vehicle– on the type plateEngine Number– on the clutch housing, engraved on the side towards the engineGearbox Number– engraved/stamped onto the underside of the bell housingRadio number– etched onto the housing
– additional sticker on the radio

 

Vehicle Identification Number:

 Location of the VIN

Series 450 until production period September 2001 (City Coupe and City Convertible):

The VIN is stamped onto the floor on the front passenger’s side on the footrest in front of the battery well. To remove the footrest it is necessary to take up the carpet beforehand. The footrest is fastened with two fixing plates. The battery is located under the footrest.

Series 450 from production period September 2001 and Series 451:

(City-Coupe, Convertible, Crossblade and Fortwo)

The VIN is located in the boot, at the front, on the right. It is etched under the carpet in the boot, behind the front passenger’s seat (DaimlerChrysler script).

Series 452 (Roadster and Roadster Coupe):

The VIN is in boot behind the engine space-flap on the right.

Series 454 Forfour:

The VIN is under the front passenger’s seat. It is stamped onto the floor of the vehicle, under the carpet.

Appearance of the VIN

The manner of writing is sequentially, without space or arrangement signs. The VIN has an asterisk on its left and right extremities.

Lettering VIN Fortwo (451 from 2007)

The manner of writing is sequentially, without space or arrangement signs.

The VIN is covered with a self-adhesive transparent foil to protect it from corrosion.

 Visible VIN

A sticker, at the front, on the left, behind the windscreen

VIN breakdown

Production up to and including MY 2002, only for the 450 Series.

From MY 2003 – Change of VIN composition

Breakdown of the VIN on US models

Type Plate:

Location of the type plate

Series 450: Fortwo Coupe, Convertible, Crossblade

The adhesive type plate is located in the boot under the floor covering in front of the engine compartment cover.

Series 451 – Fortwo

The type plate is also on the B-spar, on the driver’s side, underneath the lock catch.

Series 452: Roadster, Roadster Coupe

The type plate is on the B-spar on the front passenger’s access

Series 454 – Forfour

The type plate is on the B-spar on the front passenger’s access.

Form and appearance of the factory plate

The type plates are not lasered but printed. The surface is smooth.

The following data appear on the type plate:

Manufacturer/Place of manufacture (Name and country)

Colour code for Tridion safety frame, e.g. EB1

Body panel colour codes,e.g. EA4

Model

VIN check number (Federal Office for Motor Traffic [Kraftfahrt Bundesamt (KBA)]

Approval number

VIN (also as barcode)

Maximum permissible weight and axle load

On variants for certain countries (e.g. for the US market) the month and year of production

are also indicated

until production period July 1999
from production period July 1999:
from MY 2003
Series 450
The 451 Series (Fortwo from 2007) with DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG indicated as the manufacturer
The 451 Series (Fortwo) with DAIMLER AG indicated as the manufacturer (from 01.01.2008)
Series 452
Series 454
Type plate for vehicles intended for the US market (here the 451 Series)

Engine Number:

Location of the engine number

3.1.1 Series 450 / 451 / 452

On older-type petrol engines, it can be read from above
Older-type petrol engine
On newer-type petrol engines (the 451 Series),
it is on a smooth spot on the crankshaft casing on the side facing the interior
(access is very difficult)
Close-up view of a newer-type petrol engine (only the short form/Smart engine number is put on and not the 14-character engine number)
Turbo-Diesel engine,
It is on a smooth spot on the transition to the gearbox on the side facing the rear of the vehicle
Close-up view of a Turbo-Diesel engine
View of the engine number on a Turbo-Diesel engine when the engine has been fitted
The ECU on the 451 Series is
on the right, rear quarter panel behind the safety belt spool

Series 454
Petrol engine (47 to 90 kW)

The engine number on petrol engines is on the crankshaft casing
Petrol engine, close-up view

BRABUS petrol engine (130 kW)

Diesel engine

 

Engine number sticker

In addition to the numbers stamped onto the metal, Smart engines also have stickers on which the complete 14-character engine number is repeated. These stickers are on the top of the engine and easy to read.

Petrol engine sticker
Petrol engine sticker, close-up view, both combinations present
BRABUS engine sticker (451)
BRABUS engine sticker, close-up view, both combinations present
Turbo-Diesel engine sticker
Turbo-Diesel engine sticker, close-up view

Breakdown of the engine number

Breakdown of the engine number on the 450/451/452 Series
Examples

Gasoline engine 132910 2 0254209 7
Turbo-Diesel engine 660950 8 0889452 4
1 2 3 4
1 = Engine model
 
2 = Engine plant codes
 
3 = Serial number
 
4 = Check digit

(not part of the engine number)

 

On newer-type petrol engines, the engine number only appears as a short form (the so-called Smart engine number) of which the last four digits are identical with the 14-character engine number. (Example: 3B21 BJ4209)

Breakdown of the engine number on the 454 Series

Petrol engine (47 to 90 kW)

13 5 9 50 8 1 758239
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

 

1 = Engine type
  13 = Petrol
2 = Number of cylinders
  4 = 3-cylinders

5 = 4-cylinders

3 = Engine type
  9 = Family A9
4 = Kind of engine (Engine capacity)
  10 = 1,1 litre (47 or 55 kW

30 = 1,3 litre (66 kW)

50 = 1,5 litre (80 or 90 kW)

5 = Manufacturing plant code
  8 = The Kölleda plant
6 = Surpassing the million mark
  0 = 000.001 – 999.999

1 = 1.000.000 – 1.999.999

7 = Serial number

 

Petrol engine (130 kW)

4 G 1 5 AB1234
1 2 3 4 5
1 = Number of cylinders
  4 = 4-cylinders
2 = Fuel type
  G = Petrol engine
3 = Development number for the engine series
4 = Development stage for the engine series
5 = Serial number (2 letters + 4 numbers)

 

Diesel engines (from Daimler AG)

639 939 7 1 758239
1 2 3 4 5

 

1 = Engine series
  639 = Diesel
2 = Engine model
  939 = 1,5 litre engine capacity
3 = Manufacturing plant code
  7 = The Untertürkheim plant
4 = Surpassing the million mark
  0 = 000.001 – 999.999

1 = 1.000.000 – 1.999.999

5 = Serial number

 

Gearbox number:

Location on the Series 450 / 451 / 452

The gearbox number is on the underside of the bell housing and is relatively easy to find from below.
There is also a sticker on the gearbox containing the gearbox number.

The image shows the gearbox as installed in the cradle (subframe) of a 451 Series Smart fortwo, without the body. Access to the sticker is very difficult when the gearbox is installed.

Location on the Series 454
The gearbox number is on the front underside of the bell housing (as seen in the direction of travel) and is relatively easy to find from below. It is stamped onto the bell housing and is also found on a sticker.

Errors on the gearbox sticker on the 454 Series
The serial number has been entered wrongly on the gearbox label of diesel-engined 454 Series vehicles (Smart forfour). In this serial number range (beginning with the letter “T”) the letter “O” is placed after the serial number. The correct entry should have been “0” (zero).

All diesel-engined vehicles of this series produced in the period from July to December 2004 (roughly 11 000 vehicles) have been affected. Diesel-engined vehicles can be identified by the model code 000 or 001.

Example:

WME454000….
WME454001…

Gearboxes with part number MN 900657, starting with serial number 0041263, and Gearboxes with part number MN 130195, starting with serial number 0042500, do not contain this error.

 Radio Number:

The number of the radio installed when a car was made can be used to identify a particular vehicles

Locations in the vehicle

The radio number is on a sticker on the right-hand side of the radio. On older models it is also stamped onto the radio.

Radio on a 450 Series Smart fortwo
It is stamped onto the radio housing and is also found on the bar code strip.

Radio on a 451 Series Smart fortwo

Breakdown of the radio number

VM MUSN 8 0012060
1 2 3 4

 

1 = Code for the radio manufacturer

2 = Model code

3 Year codes (calendar years)

1998 W 2002 2 2006 6 2010 A
1999 X 2003 3 2007 7 2011 B
2000 Y 2004 4 2008 8 2012 C
2001 1 2005 5 2009 9 2013 D

 

4 = Serial number (7-digit)

Colour Code Table:

The colour code is on the type plate

A = Tridon Cell                                                         B = Body panel colour tone

Details of the colours can also be found on the optional part of the type plate using the Smart option code for the colour of the TRIDION cell and the original colour of the customised body panels (“CBS” parts).
The frame colour is entered onto the Certificate of Conformity papers. As the colour of the added on parts may vary, this is not noted in the document.
Breakdown of the Smart option code (Information cut off date 2009):

A = Tridon Cell

Smart option code Coolour according to smart Colour entered at the German vehicle licensing centre Colour group at the German vehicle licensing centre
EB1 Anthracite Black 9
EB2 Silver grey 7
EB3 Black Black 9
EB4 Silver grey 7
EB5 Titan grey 7
EB6 red red 3

B (Customised parts)

CODE Colour
EAA  Numeric blue
EAB  Aqua vanilla
EAC  Bay grey
EAD 450: River silver, 451: Silver metalic
EAE Scratch black
EAF Star blue
EAG  Jack Black
EAH  Spice red
EAI Glance grey
EAJ Champagne remix
EAK Champagner
EAL Bright yellow
EAM Jet black
EAN Ice white
EAO Graphite blue
EAP Flame red
EAQ Deep green
EAR  Melon green
EAS Starlight silver
EAT  Speed silver
EAU  Flare black
EAV Ruby red
EAW  Intensiv red
EAX Dolphin honeymilk
EAY  Sun red
EAZ  450: Frozen white, 451: Crystal white
ECA 450: Jet black, 451: Deep black
ECC 450:Diving blue, 451: Blue metalic
ECD Dark green
ECF Red metalic
ECG Grey metalic
EA1 Mad red
EA2 Lite white
EA3 Hello yellow
EA4 Jack black
EA5 Aqua green
EA6 True blue
EA7 Aqua orange
EA8 Phat red
EA9 Stream green

 

Model Designations:

Model Designations (Type)

451

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