Since I've got a 2016: How tough is it to find all of the right pieces?Brabus was not available in 2008.
In the U.S. MY09 was the first year for the 451 Brabus in a limited run of 500ish. It reappeared in MY13, again as a limited run.
Finally a very limited run of 453 Brabus was offered in 2016 as the ICE version was phased out.
A Brabus badged 451 is mechanically the same as a passion model accept for upgrades to suspension and wheels (and maybe a transmission remap?). Add a unique front spoiler, awesome wheels with different spec tires, dual chrome tipped exhaust and some badging and chrome - BAM!, you've got a Brabus!!!
According this: the V.I.N. isn't important.I still wish smart had given the US spec Brabus a specific vin #. Some cars, the Corvette C5 Z06 for example, has an "S" for the eighth digit in the vin and not a number. Not easy to clone a Z06 with just badges.
Only the Customized Brabus 125 model is that price.Sadly, the the 'Brabus' moniker on US/Canadian models is only cosmetic differences.
Now the Fortwos that you get from Brabus Europe (for Europe) are a different story.
They are $60K+ and 125Hp.
It's easy with a couple grand to clone a US/CAN market Brabus.
Probably $15k+ to clone a EU market Brabus with the PERFORMANCE modifications.
Give them all a break: it's supposed to be about the fun...That Spark has badging from three different cars: Corvette C5, Camaro Z28, and Spark. I guess the SS could be from either a Camaro or Malibu. Some people barely have any taste except in their mouths.