Like other "Edition 55" models, the upcoming CLA45 Edition 55 leans heavily on visual updates (and some aerodynamic changes) to offer a small number of buyers a different-looking CLA45 in the U.S. Only 55 units will be sold here.
Most of the updates are visual, dominated by the Cosmos Black Metallic paint scheme and plenty of red/black Edition 55 accents on the exterior and inside. Plus, it comes with a free indoor car cover, to keep your new AMG protected when it's not moving.
Pricing has not yet been announced, but Edition 55 upgrades for the new CLA45 in Europe cost around $13,000 to $15,000.
In order to celebrate 55 years of AMG, Mercedes-AMG is releasing a limited edition 2022 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 four-door coupe called Edition 55 that offers a number of aerodynamic and visual enhancements. The Edition 55 will be limited to 55 units in the U.S. and will go on sale later this year as a 2023 model.
AMG fans will not be able to miss the upgrades Mercedes is making in the CLA45 Edition 55. All versions will get the AMG Aerodynamics package as standard. Although the CLA45 Edition 55 will be available in Digital White Metallic paint in some markets, the U.S. will get the car in Cosmos Black Metallic only. There will be plenty of high-gloss black accents sprinkled around the car to match the new exterior updates.
Let's start with the AMG Aerodynamics package, which is the only update to the Edition 55 that makes a noticeable difference in how the car moves through the air. The aero package adds a front apron with a larger front splitter, an AMG rear wing, new deflector elements on the simulated side air outlets of the rear apron, and a diffuser blade. The new wind shapes improve the car's driving characteristics at high speeds, Mercedes said, but even when sitting still, they'll offer high-gloss black accents that match the many visual changes.
That list includes an AMG Night package and AMG Night package II, which brings the high-gloss black look to the front splitter and trim elements, like the AMG side sill panel inserts, the window line trim strip and the exterior mirror housings. Black chrome can be found on the tailpipe and the louvers in the front grille, while other AMG emblems on the vehicle's side come in various grays or are transparent to fit in wherever they're located. The CLA45 Edition 55 uses 19-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels in matte gray and, surprise, another "Edition 55” design element.
The interior has been redone in black and red, which is a theme for the Edition 55 line. The CLA45 Edition 55 has red, illuminated lettering in the door sill panels, red and black floor mats and AMG Performance seats upholstered in two-tone red and black nappa leather. A customized AMG Indoor Car Cover is also part of the deal.
Mercedes-AMG's global birthday celebration has also given the world—i.e., different markets—Edition 55 versions of the A35, A45, CLA35, and G63. The 2022 Mercedes-AMG G63 Edition 55 was announced for the U.S. in March (limited to 55 units), and that model received a unique exterior look and a red and black interior with lots of "55" references.
Mercedes is not yet announcing pricing for the CLA45 Edition 55 in the U.S., but we can guess the rough cost premium based on the special models that will be available in Germany. There, the Edition 55 versions of the CLA45 4Matic and CLA45 S 4Matic can be had for an upcharge between around $13,100 and $14,870, depending on powertrain.
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