• 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 "Edition 55"

A new model built to celebrate AMG’s 55th birthday

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Mercedes marks AMG’s 55th birthday with the launch of a series of "Edition 55" special editions. After the release of the AMG A 35 "Edition 55" and the G 63 "Edition 55", the company has now announced the CLA 45 "Edition 55."

The model is available to order now until December 2022, and the equipment package will be priced from €12,614 for the S versions and from €14,280 for the base CLA 45.

What makes the 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 "Edition 55" special?

2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 "Edition 55" Exterior
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Just like the other two models, the CLA 45 will be equipped with the AMG Aerodynamics package that will feature a series of new elements finished in high-gloss black. They were developed in the wind tunnel, which means their purpose is to improve the car’s driving characteristics at high speeds. There will be a larger front splitter and additional flics, an AMG rear wing, deflector elements for the simulated side air outlets of the rear apron, and the diffuser blade.

The CLA 45 "Edition 55" will be offered in either cosmos black metallic or digital white metallic combined with a special paint scheme for the decals on each side of the vehicle which runs from grey to transparent to match. The car rides on 19‑inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels painted in titanium grey. An "Edition 55" logo is placed on the center cap elements. The final touches of the exterior look include a special AMG logo, AMG rhombus, and the fuel filler cap finished in silver chrome.

2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 "Edition 55" Interior
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The interior also follows the footsteps of the other two Edition 55 models. It features a contrasting combination of black and red, while various dark brushed aluminum AMG elements will give the car an even more distinct look. The performance seats are trimmed in a two-tone black and red leather, the steering wheel is upholstered in DINAMICA microfibre and features an "Edition 55" badge, and a black 12 o’clock marking. The same "Edition 55" lettering woven in red is also placed on the floor mats made of high-quality velour.

2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 "Edition 55" Exterior
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No changes were made under the hood, so CLA 45 Edition 55 will be offered with the same 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-4 engine that delivers a total of 382 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 4.0 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 155 mph.

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