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


This special edition that commemorates 55 years of AMG goes further than just a sticker pack

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

As part of the festivities, AMG will release a special edition model of its A– and CLA-Class AMG models. 

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

Mercedes-AMG A35 Edition 55 interior shot
The Edition 55 cars will have a contrasting black and red interior along with aluminium trim pieces

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

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

Inside both cars, a contrast interior of black and red flows throughout, along with other features such as an AMG Performance steering wheel with Edition 55 badge and brushed aluminum trim elements.

Mercedes-AMG A35 Edition 55 side shot
You will be able to spot an Edition 55 thanks to different alloy wheels and side decal stickers

The Edition 55 package 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 come fitted with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 225kW of power and 400Nm of torque and can sprint to 100km/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 will be reminded that they are driving an Edition 55 every day thanks to a bespoke steering wheel

Instead, the engine used in the 35 models is a more powerfully tuned version of the engine used in the A250 range and uses the codename M260. The M260 uses a single turbocharger and is 2.0-litres in capacity. 

Mercedes CLA and A Class 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before 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 e PHEV sedan: $71,889
  • AMG A35 hatch: $77,869
  • AMG A35 sedan: $79,169
  • AMG A45 S: $99,895

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class:

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