Mercedes-Benz is celebrating AMG’s fifty fifth birthday with a fairly a couple of particular fashions, the newest of which is a commemorative model of the CLA 45 sedan. Restricted to 55 items for the American market, the Version 55 mannequin stands out from the usual CLA 45 with a selected design inside and outside and an extended listing of normal options.
AMG’s historical past is not as straight-forward as it might appear: it was based in 1967, and it remained impartial (although closely centered on Mercedes-Benz fashions with a small handful of exceptions) till it joined DaimlerChrysler in 2005. Quick-forward to 2022 and the agency, which is now referred to as Mercedes-AMG, operates as a full-blown sub-brand that has developed a few automobiles from scratch. The CLA 45 Version 55 celebrates this heritage with Cosmos Black Metallic paint, AMG-themed decals on the underside of the doorways, and 19-inch cross-spoke wheels.
Each Version 55 mannequin comes normal with the Aerodynamics Package deal, which provides a physique package that features a entrance splitter and a trunk lid-mounted spoiler. AMG additionally added the Night time Package deal and the Night time Package deal II, which carry an array of black exterior trim and logos.
Inside, the passengers are handled to black and purple leather-based upholstery, whereas the driving force faces a Microfiber-upholstered steering wheel with a “55” emblem. The emblem additionally seems on the ground mats, and the door sill plates are illuminated. That is the place the modifications finish, nonetheless.
Whereas a 55-horsepower bump would have been a becoming method to have a good time 55 years of AMG, the Version 55 is mechanically untouched. Energy comes from a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 382 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. It spins the 4 wheels through an eight-speed computerized transmission linked to a pair of shift paddles. AMG quotes a zero-to-60-mph time of 4 seconds flat.
Mercedes-AMG will start sending the 55 items of the CLA 45 Version 55 to america later in 2023. There isn’t any phrase but on how they are going to be allotted, and pricing data hasn’t been introduced but, although we all know that every one will include an indoor automotive cowl. For context, the regular-production 2022 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 carries a base value of $56,950 together with a $1,050 vacation spot cost.