Mercedes-AMG on Thursday introduced another model “Edition 55”. celebrating the 55th anniversary of AMGthis time based CLA. The 2023 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Edition 55 lands in the US later this year, and production is limited to just 55 units.

Changes to this limited series start with the AMG Aerodynamics package, which adds a larger front splitter, extra flix, a new rear spoiler and new rear air deflector elements. These additions, treated in black gloss, improve performance at high speeds, according to Mercedes.

Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Edition 55 2023

Other style elements include black chrome exhaust pipes, radiator grille badges and trim, special 19-inch wheels and a silver chrome filler cap. The only color available is Cosmos Black Metallic, with silver side images depicting the AMG logo.

The interior has a two-tone red and black upholstery made of nappa leather, microfiber steering wheel with the inscription “Edition 55” and black markings of 12 hours, door sills with illuminated AMG logos and polished aluminum trim. A car case is also included.

No mechanical changes were mentioned, but the AMG CLA45 already boasts a powerful 2.0-liter turbo-4 that produces 382 hp. and 354 pound-feet of torque. Power is transmitted to all four wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. Mercedes cites a 4.0-second time of 0-60 miles per hour, while the top speed is electronically limited to 155 miles per hour.

Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Edition 55 2023

Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Edition 55 2023

AMG CLA45 is the second model to receive Edition 55. Mercedes has announced AMG G63 Edition 55 in April was also limited to 55 units for the United States

Both special editions are celebrating The launch of AMG in 1967 as an independent company. Although AMG specialized in tuning and racing Mercedes cars, real cooperation between the two companies began only in 1990. AMG became a subsidiary of Mercedes in 2005.

Since then AMG has had to change over time. The performance division took over hybrid and fully electric transmissions as part of Mercedes ’electrification strategy. In 2019, Mercedes also announced some AMG models will be built in China for the local market, breaking the tradition of AMG car production exclusively in Affalterbach, Germany.

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