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Searching around for a charge cord pouch for Len, I bumped into what looks like a Brabus Accessory Kit! Quite extensive looking!!! Which seems to come with '14 EDs, (the item number is not shaded), meaning it is appropriate for the VIN I found. I guess people weren't kidding when they noted that EDs use the upgraded Brabus suspension because of extra load/weight....

A 451 897 03 00

Strangely, what looks like an exhaust seems to be included!

(Maybe a glitch on the EPC...)
 

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Strangely, this was for a VIN for an ED for sale in Seattle, WA. But EPC is not always accurate as well. Has exhaust, rear valance, wheels and Brabus hubcaps, rocker panels, front valance, front and rear springs, I think front shocks, rear shocks are separate, noted as for I01, extra cooling.
 

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Searching around for a charge cord pouch for Len, I bumped into what looks like a Brabus Accessory Kit! Quite extensive looking!!! Which seems to come with '14 EDs, (the item number is not shaded), meaning it is appropriate for the VIN I found. I guess people weren't kidding when they noted that EDs use the upgraded Brabus suspension because of extra load/weight....

A 451 897 03 00

Strangely, what looks like an exhaust seems to be included!

(Maybe a glitch on the EPC...)
Using BRABUS suspension or not, the smart EV handling quite simply cannot keep up with the agility of the smart BRABUS. It's just too heavy to compete.
 

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Using BRABUS suspension or not, the smart EV handling quite simply cannot keep up with the agility of the smart BRABUS. It's just too heavy to compete.
From what I read smart Brabuses came with turbos. I wish I had an SD Connect, because I saw on startekinfo when I was searching around last time that the various tunes available for turbo output are available for free and without need of a TAN code......

I don't have one, but would be neat to help someone go faster.......
 

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From what I read smart Brabuses came with turbos. I wish I had an SD Connect, because I saw on startekinfo when I was searching around last time that the various tunes available for turbo output are available for free and without need of a TAN code......

I don't have one, but would be neat to help someone go faster.......
Which market BRABUS are you referring to? The U.S. model BRABUS 451 kept the same engine as non-BRABUS equipped vehicles. The U.S. model BRABUS 453 kept the same engine as well, but it is a turbo. Overseas, the BRABUS 453 used the same engine but was more aggressively tuned...
 

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Non-USA Brabus parts are listed for the 451 on the EPC. I would have been tempted to try to retrofit if I had the money and the guts to deal with smog testing. I subscribed to smarttekinfo when I was having issues with a leaky trunk a while back, and bumped into the news that they were removing the TAN code requirement for a lot of the mods available for the 451. One specific note that was there was all the different tuning for the turbo......

(Hopefully my memory isn't faulty).
 
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