The Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S Edition 1 Is One of the Rarest Mercedes You’ll Ever See

You'll have to pay $82,345 for the privilege of owning one

Set to arrive later this year, the 2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S Edition 1 is limited to just 25 units.

If you take a step back and look at the whole Mercedes-Benz lineup, the CLA-Class is ostensibly the entry-level model. Dollar-for-dollar, it’s one of the more affordable options if you want to drive the three-pointed star: But not this one. In fact, this particular limited-run CLA45 S Edition 1 will be one of the rarest Mercedes cars around, with just 25 units going to American buyers.

As you’d probably expect, the 2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S Edition 1 brings a distinctive look to the mix. A matte Mountain Grey Magno paint scheme kicks things off, while the Edition 1 also gets a host of black and orange accents, including the AMG logo emblazoned on both sides atop checkered flag decals. You also get matte-black 19-inch wheels and red-painted brake calipers as part of the package. The AMG Aerodynamics package comes as standard fare, adding in a larger front splitter and rear spoiler, among other aero tweaks like the dive planes.

Inside, the Edition 1 gets similar orange stitching, while the theme continues on the dashboard and door panels. As is entirely fitting for the most hardcore (and rarest) CLA model, you get a flag-bottom AMG Performance steering wheel and aluminum trim.

Under the hood, the Edition 1 model gets the same powertrain as the standard AMG-tuned CLA45 S. It’s not like the car was a slouch to begin with though, as the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder produces a hearty 416 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive system means this car can hit 60 mph in less than 4 seconds.

If you’re one of the 25 folks who actually manages to pick up a 2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S Edition 1, it definitely won’t come cheap (naturally). Pricing starts at $82,345, which is about $16,000 higher than the CLA45 S Premium’s already high $66,550 price tag. So…is it worth it? Well, if folks consider these collectibles at some point in the future…perhaps.