Mercedes-AMG A45 and CLA45 Edition 55 confirmed for Australia

Mercedes-AMG celebrates its 55th anniversary with a pair of 45 specials.

The performance arm of Mercedes-Benz is launching the Edition 55 special editions of the A45 S and CLA45 S.

The first arrivals will arrive at the end of this year, and Mercedes-AMG will announce pricing closer to that date. Mercedes-AMG has not yet released any photos of the A45 S Edition 55 either.

Both roll on distinctive 19-inch forged cross-spoke wheels finished in titanium gray and featuring a unique center cap.

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Edition 55 models also come standard with the AMG Aerodynamics, AMG Night and AMG Night II packages.

The Aerodynamics package includes a front apron with a larger front splitter with additional flics, as well as an AMG rear spoiler and spoiler elements on the side air outlets of the rear apron. All are finished in gloss black.

Both Night Packs add even more gloss black trim, including to the window line, beltline trim strip, badging and exterior mirror housings.

The tailpipes and grille slats are additionally finished in black chrome, while the window glass features a dark, heat-insulating tint.

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They will be offered in just two metallic finishes: Cosmos Black or Digital White. Regardless of the color, the Edition 55 models are adorned with decals with the AMG emblem and the diamond design.

Open the door and you’ll find a cabin awash in red and black. There are AMG Performance seats in two-tone leather, along with an AMG Performance steering wheel finished in Dinamica microfiber and finished with Edition 55 badge and black 12 o’clock marking.

There are dark brushed aluminum trim, plus additional black and red accents.

Finishing touches include door sill plates with red illuminated “AMG” lettering and velor floor mats with red stitching.

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Mercedes-AMG will also include a branded indoor car cover with all Edition 55 models.

Although the company has yet to announce pricing, the standard A45 S is priced at $99,895 before roads and the CLA45 S is priced at $118,496 before roads.

Both models are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine developing 310 kW of power and 500 Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

A version of this engine will equip the new C43, while a more powerful and electrified version will be offered on the new C63.

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