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Smart Paint Codes

Is your smart wearing its original panels? Want to find out smart's code for your particular panel colour? acknowledgement to The Almost Invisible Man

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For Tables of panel colours by year click here!

Did you buy your smart secondhand and think the panels have been changed?
Want to know what colour the original panels were?

Or did the dealer tell you your smart was being especially made for you in Hambach,
all fresh and shiny, and you don't believe him? Like me, you may think that in actual fact
your smart was sitting in a field for a while and they just swapped the panels over.

There is a way to find out what colour the original panels were! Oh good, I hear you cry!

How?

Somewhere on the car is a sticker. It's usually either under the carpet in the boot or on the door shut.

On the left hand side, you should see a sticker with your engine's VIN,
a bar code and a picture of a headlight on it. You should be able to
see a six-digit code beneath where it says 'Made in France'.

For example:



This code tells you the original Tridion colour and panel colour (in that order).

The first three digits of the code tell you the tridion colour.
smart's codes are as follows:

smart's®  Code Colour Paint Code
EB1 Anthracite pearl-effect (Tridion) C16L
EB1 Schwarz 'black' (Tridion) C46L
EB1 Schwarz neu 'new black' (Tridion) C47L
EB2 Silver metallic (Tridion) C02L
EB2 Tridion Silver metallic (Tridion) C49L
EB3 White ?
EB3U Deep Black (Tridion) (forfour) C95L
EB4U Pure Silver metallic (Tridion) (forfour) C96L
EB5U Pebble Stone metallic (Tridion) (forfour) C97L
EB6 Edition Red Brabus Fortwo Ferrari W300 rosso corsa

Yes, some of the codes are duplicated - probably just smart being unimaginative.

As you can see from the pictures of our smart car codes above,
one of us has a black tridion, and one has a silver tridion.

The second three digits of the code tell you the panel colour.
the table below shows all known colours:

smart's®  Code Colour Paint Code
EA1 Mad Red C03L
EA2 Lite White C04L
EA3 Hello Yellow C05L
EA4 Jack Black C21L
EA40 Jet Black C55L
EA5 Aqua Green C08L
EA6 True Blue C22L
EA7 Aqua Orange C07L
EA8 Phat Red (fortwo) C36L
EA80 Phat Red (forfour) C67L
EA9  Stream Green C43L
EAA  Numeric Blue C54L
EAB Aqua Vanilla C09L
EAC  Bay Grey metallic C44L
EAD River Silver metallic C50L
EAE Scratch Black C84L
EAF (450) Star blue pearlescent C85L
EAH Spice Red C56L
EAI  Glance Grey metallic C59L
EAJ  Champagne Remix metallic C58L
EAK Champagne C88L
EAL Shine Yellow C57L
EAN Ice White C69L
EAP Flame Red metallic C91L
EAQ Deep Green pearlescent C93L
EAR Melon metallic C92L
EAS Starlight Silver metallic C80L
EAT Speed Silver metallic CA0L
EAU Black Fury metallic (aka Flare black) C70L
EAV Ruby Red pearlescent C72L
  Brilliant Silver metallic C14L
  Titan Grey metallic matt C94L
  Grey matt C17L
  Graphite Blue C68L
EAF (452)  Star Blue metallic C99L
  Trinity metallic C73L
  Dolphin Grey pearlescent CA2L
  Vivid Orange CA3L
  Anthracite black C22A
  Silver matt metallic (alloys) C32L
  Dark Grey matt C98L
 EAW Brabus Edition Red  

As you can see from the above pictures, both our cars originally had jack black panels,
meaning that the numeric blue panels now on one of the cars are not the originals. Which
in a way could be good as the panels therefore haven't been sitting in a field for months.

Damn dealer making people feel special thinking they are getting a brand new
car and all they're getting is a brand new set of panels, (grumble grumble....)

So, there you go.
  • Anyone know what happened to EAG, EAM??
  • It would also be good if you'd let me know the codes for any of those
    colours listed above (particularly the forfour ones) that I haven't got
    codes for. Would be much appreciated.

  • If you have any of the new special edition colours like pink or British
    racing green I would be interested to see if you have specific codes for
    them or if they are just re-shelled old smarts, re-panelled to sell.




Below are tables for the colours of the various smart cars going by year
Some of these may not be correct, but there isn't a lot of definitive information on this.


smart Car Colours by Year/Car Type
City Coupe 1999
Colour smart's®  Code Paint Code
Mad Red EA1 C03L
Lite White EA2 C04L
Hello Yellow EA3 C05L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
True Blue EA6 C22L
Black Metallic (Tridion)  EB1 C46L 
Silver Metallic (Tridion)  EB2  C02L


City Coupe & Cabrio 2000
Colour smart's®  Code Paint Code
Lite White EA2 C04L
Hello Yellow EA3 C05L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
True Blue EA6 C22L
Phat Red EA8 C36L
Stream Green EA9 C43L
Numeric Blue EAA C54L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C02L
Anthracite Pearl-Effect (Tridion) EB1 C16L

City Coupe & Cabrio 2001
Colour smart's®  Code Paint Code
Lite White EA2 C04L
Hello Yellow EA3 C05L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
True Blue EA6 C22L
Phat Red EA8 C36L
Stream Green EA9 C43L
Numeric Blue EAA C54L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Riversilver Metallic EAD C50L
Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C02L
Tridion Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Anthracite Pearl-Effect (Tridion) EB1 C16L
Schwarz ('black' ) (Tridion) EB1 C46L
Brilliant Silver Metallic (radiator grill)   C14L

City Coupe & Cabrio 2002
Colour smart's®  Code Paint Code
Lite White EA2 C04L
Hello Yellow EA3 C05L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
Jet Black EA4 C55L
True Blue EA6 C22L
Phat Red EA8 C36L
Stream Green EA9 C43L
Numeric Blue EAA C54L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Riversilver Metallic EAD C50L
Star Blue Pearlescent EAF C85L
Champagne metallic EAK C88L
Tridion Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Schwarz ('black' ) (Tridion) EB1 C46L
Brilliant Silver Metallic (radiator grill)   C14L

City Coupe & Cabrio 2003
Colour smart's®  Code Paint Code
Lite White EA2 C04L
Hello Yellow EA3 C05L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
Jet Black EA4 C55L
True Blue EA6 C22L
Phat Red EA8 C36L
Stream Green EA9 C43L
Numeric Blue EAA C54L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Riversilver Metallic EAD C50L
Star Blue Pearlescent EAF C85L
Champagne Metallic EAK C88L
Tridion Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Schwarz ('black' ) (Tridion) EB0 C46L
Schwarz Neu ('new black' ) (Tridion) EB1 C47L
Brilliant Silver Metallic (radiator grill)   C14L

City Coupe & Cabrio 2004
Colour smart's®  Code Paint Code
Lite White EA2 C04L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
Phat Red EA8 C36L
Stream Green EA9 C43L
Numeric Blue EAA C54L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Riversilver Metallic EAD C50L
Star Blue Pearlescent EAF C85L
Speed Silver Metallic EAT CA0L
Ruby Red Pearlescent EAV C72L
Tridion Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Schwarz Neu ('new black' ) (Tridion) EB1 C47L
Brilliant Silver Metallic (radiator grill)   C14L
Cotton White   CA1L

Fortwo 2005 onwards
Colour smart's®  Code Paint Code
Lite White EA2 C04L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
Phat Red EA8 C36L
Stream Green EA9 C43L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Riversilver Metallic EAD C50L
Star Blue Pearlescent EAF C85L
Speed Silver Metallic EAT CA0L
Black Fury Metallic (aka Flare black) EAU C70L
Ruby Red Pearlescent EAV C72L
Tridion Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Schwarz Neu ('new black' ) (Tridion) EB1 C47L
Brilliant Silver Metallic (radiator grill)   C14L
Cotton White   CA1L
Brabus Edition Red  EAW  

Crossblade 2003-2005
Colour smart's®  Code Paint Code
Jet Black EA40 C55l
Titan Grey Metallic Matt   C94L

Roadster & Roadster Coupe 2003-2005
Colour smart's®  Code Paint Code
Star Blue Metallic EAF C99L
Speed Silver Metallic EAT CA0L
Spice Red EAH C56L
Glance Grey Metallic EAI C59L
Champagne remix Metallic EAJ C58L
Champagne EAK C88L
Shine Yellow EAL C57L
Jet (Jack) Black EA4 C55L
Jack Black * EA4 C21L
RCR Red Rosso Corsa 322 Ferrari FER300/12 
Tridion Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Schwarz Neu ('new black' ) (Tridion) EB1 C47L

*Smart used C21L on very early Roadsters and then switched to C55L.

ForFour 454
Colour smart's®  Code Paint Code
Jet Black EA4 C55L
Phat Red EA8 C67L
Graphite Blue  EAO C68L
Ice White EAN C69L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Starlight Silver Metallic EAS C80L
Star Blue Pearlescent EAF C85L
Flame Red Metallic EAP C91L
Melon Metallic EAR C92L
Deep Green Pearlescent EAQ C93L
Star Blue Metallic   C99L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Graphite Blue EAO  C68L
Speed Silver Metallic EAT  CA0L
Trinity Metallic   C73L
Dolphin Grey Pearlescent   CA2L
Vivid Orange   CA3L
Jack Black EA4  C21L
Black Metallic (Tridion)   C16L
Silver Metallic (Tridion)   C02L
Deep Black (Tridion) EB3 or EB3U C95L
Pure Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB4 or EB4U C96L
Pebble Stone Metallic (Tridion) EB5 or EB5U C97L
 

Fortwo (451) 2007 onwards
Colour smart's®  Code Paint Code
Crystal White (Paper White) EAZ CA8L
Light Yellow (Lemon) EAL CA6L
Rallye Red ECF CC0L
Deep Black ECA CA7L
Red Metallic EAY CA3L
Grey Metallic ECG CC2L
Pyrite Grey Metallic ECB C78L
Iceshine Blue ECI CE1L
Light Blue Metallic ECE CC1L
Energy Green Metallic ECD CC5L
Active Blue Metallic EAA CC6L
Silver Metallic EAD CA0L
Blue Metallic ECC CA9L
Urbanstyle Bay Grey Matt EAI* CC8L
Night Orange 2EAK Lambo C5
*L0E2
*CD3L
Dark Gray Blue Metallic ECH CD6L
Chocolate Brown Metallic (Cocoa special edition) EBA  
Flame Yellow Pearl ECJ  
Flame Yellow ECK CE6L
Crystal White Matte ECM  
Hazel Brown Metallic EBB or EBE  
Electric Green Pearl ECZ  
Cool Silver Metallic EN2  
Metallic Green (Tridion) EN7  
Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Black (Tridion) EB1 C47L
Crystal White (Tridion) EB3  
*unconfirmed


Fortwo (453) 2015 onwards
Colour smart's®  Code Paint Code
Black ECAO  
White EAZO  
Cool Silver Metallic EDAO  
Hazel Brown Metallic EBBO  
Lava Orange Metallic EDBO  
Midnight Blue Metallic EDDO  
Moon White Matt EDEO  
Titania Grey Matt EAIO  
Sapphire Blue (edition blue) ?  
Carmine Red (edition red) ?  
Black (Tridion) EN1U  
White (Tridion) EN3U  
Lava Orange EN5U  
Graphite Grey EM1U  
Jupiter Red EN8U  
Cool Silver (Tridion) EN2U CF1L
Black (Grill) 4U2  
White (Grill) 4U3  
Cool Silver (Grill) 4U4  



Forfour (453) 2015 onwards
Colour smart's®  Code Paint Code
Black ECNO  
White EBZO
Black-To-Yellow Metallic EDFO
Cadmium Red Metallic EAPO  
Cool Silver Metallic ECPO  
Hazel Brown Metallic EBBO  
Lava Orange Metallic EDBO  
Midnight Blue Metallic EDDO  
Black (Tridion) EN4U  
White (Tridion) EN6U  
Lava Orange EN5U  
Graphite Grey ER3U  
Cadmium Red ER4U  
Cool Silver (Tridion) EN2U CF1L
Black (Grill) 4U6  
White (Grill) 4U7  
Cool Silver (Grill) 4U8  
     


450 Alloy Wheels
Type smart's®  Code Paint Code
Standard Alloy Wheels   C31L
Brabus Alloys   C17B
Crossblade Alloys   C94L
Steel Wheels   C32L
 

 
451 Alloy Wheels
Type smart's®  Code Paint Code
Standard Alloy Wheels   CA4L
Black Alloy Wheels   7X35
Grey Alloy Wheels   CC8L
EV Green Wheels   CD0L
White Alloy Wheels   C45B
Steel Wheel
C32L
Brabus (Black Chrome)   C44B
Brabus (White)   C45B
Brabus (Black)   C46B or C50B
Brabus (Anthracite)
C49B
Brabus (Metal Grey)   C48B
Brabus (Metal Grey Matt)   C53B
Brabus (Dark Grey Matt)   CC8L
Brabus (Gold)   C55B
     

 
Roadster Alloy Wheels
Type smart's®  Code Paint Code
Standard Alloy Wheels   C31L
Brabus Alloys   C17B
Steel Wheels   C32L
     
 

  *EAI used for the Urbanstyle 451 is the same code as Glance Grey Metallic on the Roadster.
Online comparisons are inconclusive as to if these are actually the same colour. 

*EAA used for Active Blue Metallic on the 451 is the same code as Numeric Blue on the 450. (Thanks Clive M).


Thanks to the following sources:
Rob of S2smarts, Kat H, Blackdog, Shadow, Steve S,
SmartCarOfAmerica.com, Matthew D, Christian P, Benoit, Clive M.

I take no responsibility for the accuracy of this info as it is cobbled together from various sources.

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