Mercedes-AMG announces ‘Edition 55’ exclusive versions of A35 and CLA35 models

This special edition commemorating 55 years of AMG goes beyond just a sticker pack

Mercedes-AMG is this year celebrating its 55th anniversary of creating insane performance cars for the masses.

As part of the festivities, AMG will be launching a special edition of its A- and CLA-Class AMG models.

The CLA35 and A35 models, dubbed the ‘Edition 55’, get some special treats, such as 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, a fuel cap in silver chrome and gloss black trim both inside and out, as well as a set of AMG decals on each side.

Mercedes-AMG A35 Edition 55 interior photo
The Edition 55 cars have a contrasting black and red interior along with aluminum trim

The special edition will also include the AMG Aerodynamics package, which includes an AMG rear wing, enlarged front splitter and blade diffuser.

A Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesperson told: Chasing cars that there was “nothing to announce” when asked if the Edition 55 cars would drop.

A contrasting interior of black and red flows through both cars, along with other features such as an AMG Performance steering wheel with Edition 55 emblem and brushed aluminum trim.

Mercedes-AMG A35 Edition 55 side panel
You will be able to recognize an Edition 55 thanks to different alloy wheels and side decals

The Edition 55 pack costs EUR 12,614 in Europe ($18,500 at the time of writing in April 2022).

What powers the A35 and CLA35 models?

Both the A35 and CLA35 models feature a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine 225 kW power and 400 Nm torque and can sprint to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds for the hatch.

This engine is not related to the M139 unit used in the more powerful A45 S also sold here in Australia.

Mercedes-AMG A35 Edition 55 steering wheel
Owners are reminded that they drive an Edition 55 every day thanks to a custom steering wheel

Instead, the engine used in the 35 models is a more powerful tuned version of the engine used in the A250 range and is codenamed M260. The M260 uses a single turbocharger and has a 2.0 liter capacity.

Mercedes CLA and A-Class 2022: Prices in Australia

All prices quoted are exclusive of on-road costs.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class:

  • A180 hatch: $49,890
  • A180 sedan: $51,589
  • A250 hatch: $63,421
  • A250 e PHEV hatch: $68,989
  • A250 sedan: $64,919
  • A250 is a PHEV sedan: $71,889
  • AMG A35 hatch: $77,869
  • AMG A35 sedan: $79,169
  • AMG A45 S: $99,895

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class:

  • Collective Agreement 200: $67,189
  • Collective Agreement 250: $79,919
  • AMG CLA 35: $92,370
  • AMG CLA 45: $118,496

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