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Lightbulb 2017 453 smart electric dealer update

Information from the mothership has been slow, but dealers were just informed that the base MSRP before delivery (which is $750 on current model) will be $23,800 for the new EV coupe. Coupe is $1,200 LESS than old model but now includes cruise control, bluetooth, faster charging (7kW onboard charger), LED daytime running lamps, CrossWind Assist, etc.

$28,000 base (same) for EV cabrio before state & local rebates/tax credits. Only 16 currently available for whole USA. 12 will be in California, 1 Hawaii, 1 Oregon, 1 Massachusetts , and one Indianapolis

No word on lease pricing until they hit dealer lots.

No word on pricing for package/options. DOG has packages (same as ICE with addition of optional Climate Package w/ extra insulation & heated steering wheel!)

Pure/Passion/Prime models available to order. No Proxy (just add JBL to a Prime essentially).

No official word on range just yet.

No official release date yet.

17.6 is same battery size.

smartUSA is meeting with West Coast dealers this week & east coast dealers next week so we can learn about the new model. If we learn anything new I can post it.


If there are any additional questions for smartUSA let me know & I'll see what I can find out when I visit.

smart Center of Lynnfield, MA ships cars to anywhere in the USA & we have a cars available to configure for the 2017 smart electric drive coupe. Private message me (include email address) if your local dealer closed & you want an electric smart shipped to you.
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Indianapolis is getting the ED? That is interesting....
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Indianapolis is getting the ED? That is interesting....
"THE" ED, yes. Singular. They have one convertible, zero coupes as of now.
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OK.....not much use if they won't have a steady supply. More smart USA marketing "strategy"....
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I was afraid the 453 ED would be more expensive, it's rather refreshing to see the price cut. It might actually be competitive simply by being $10k cheaper than a Bolt.

That said, why the low stock? And none for Chicago? Weird they'd do Indy but not the larger market of Chicago.
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Only one to Indy; I don't think the Midwest will see any more 453 EDs than we saw 451 EDs.
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Better to trickle the new inventory, rather than for a dealer to sit on an unsold glut.
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Remember that these are also 2017 models being released (likely) in late summer/early fall (my estimate, nothing offical). Why not call them 2018s at this point? mercedes will be selling 2018 models soon and definitely before the new EV arrives!

Maybe MY18 smarts will go to additional dealers who request them and will available in greater numbers.
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Kansas City, has EV charging stations all over the metro area. More units then any other Midwest city. Their even located at major public parks. I really doubt we ever see a smart EV here. Sunday, we saw a Tesla X, BMW i3, and 500e. I have a friend at work, who bought his high school son a used Nissan Leaf. You can even get service on a 500e outside California and Oregon. Last week, we were at Crate and Barrel. There was a BMW i8 sitting outside. No EV smart cars here!!!!!!




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Better to trickle the new inventory, rather than for a dealer to sit on an unsold glut.
I'd even go for that, if it was likely the Midwest was going to see any ED inventory to speak of. Based on experience with the lack of new 451 EDs in this part of the country, I'm not counting on any inventory, much less a glut, of 453 EDs here.
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