Mercedes-Benz CLA Edition 1 will be available only for a year

Article by Anita Panait, on February 28, 2013

Mercedes-Benz will only sell its CLA Edition 1 special model for just 12 months. CLA Edition 1, which could be powered by any engine, features exclusive equipment that includes a neon art interior that boasts of upholstery in leather and black microfibre Dinamica with yellow contrasting topstitching. Mercedes continues its series of Edition 1 special models with the CLA-Class.

Edition 1 combines special equipment that underscores the sporty and exclusive nature of the CLA Class. The CLA Edition 1 special model is available in mountain grey, cosmos black, night black or cirrus white.

The designo polar silver magno finish could be availed starting the third quarter of 2013. The special model exudes a powerful look thanks to AMG front and rear aprons as well as side sill panels combined with the black painted multi-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels. The diamond radiator grille sports a black fin and chrome inserts.

Offered as standard for the CLA Edition 1 special model are bi-xenon headlamps and the lowered sports suspension. The neon art interior is exclusive to CLA Edition 1 special model. The coupe dons sports seats upholstered in leather and black microfibre Dinamica. Yellow stitching on the seats provides a very special contrast.

The instrument panel and the beltlines are in Artico man-made leather with yellow stitching in a wrap-around styling. The special model also boasts of trim elements in aluminium with a light longitudinal grain as well as a 3-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather with a flattened bottom section and perforations in the grip area. Interested buyers could now order their own CLA Edition 1 at a starting price of EUR35,402.50 for the CLA 180 Edition 1.

The bold looks of the new Mercedes CLA is a result of its dynamic design language and its sporty proportions, as highlighted by a harmonious interplay between its concave and convex surfaces.

This new four-door coupe is marked by certain elements like bonnet with powerdomes and its diamond radiator grille. Contained behind the headlamp cover glass are LED units and light modules that have been laid out to create the so-called "flare effect" for CLA’s daytime driving lights and indicators.

On the design level, the CLA certainly represents an evolution of the modern Mercedes-Benz CLS. For instance, the new CLA comes with three prominent lines. Flowing along the characteristic dropping line to the rear is the CLA’s front structural edge over the wings. A leaner line flows along the shoulder muscle above the rear axle, while the third character line runs from the wheel to the rear in a sweeping curve.

Meanwhile, the rear of the new CLA helps emphasize the width of the four-door coupe, as highlighted by an interplay between convex and concave surfaces. This is further emphasized by a gently sloping roof contour and the curvature of the rear window – elements that lend the CLA a coupe-like appearance. In addition, the drawn-in C-pillars and dynamic rear shoulder muscle help make the rear appear more athletic.

The muscular lines of the shoulders – extending into the rear end – frame the CLA’s tail lights, with an horizontal orientation that helps highlight the rear’s dynamic width. The light functions on the rear feature an arrow-style arrangement.

Customers may avail of an optional large panoramic sliding sunroof, which has a fixed front section made from polycarbonate with its moving element made of mineral crystal. Its side trims are styled to match the glass look of the sunroof.

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Mercedes-Benz CLA Edition 1

The "CLA Edition 1" will only be available for twelve months. The model, which can be combined with any engine, has exclusive equipment which includes amongst other things the NEON ART interior with upholstery in leather and black microfibre DINAMICA with yellow contrasting topstitching. The Edition 1 can be ordered immediately at a starting price of 35,402.50 euros (CLA 180 Edition 1).

With the CLA-Class, Mercedes-Benz continues its series of extraordinary Edition 1 special models. Limited to one year after its launch, the Edition 1 combines special equipment which highlights the sportiness and exclusivity of the four-door coupé. This includes paintwork in either mountain grey, cosmos black, night black, cirrus white or designo polar silver magno (expected to be available from the third quarter of 2013). AMG front and rear aprons as well as side sill panels in combination with the black painted multi-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels provide for a powerful appearance. The diamond radiator grille boasts a black fin and chrome inserts. Bi-xenon headlamps are standard as too is the lowered sports suspension.

The NEON ART interior is exclusive to this special model. The sports seats are upholstered in leather and black microfibre DINAMICA whilst yellow stitching creates a very special contrast. The instrument panel and the beltlines are in ARTICO man-made leather with yellow stitching in a wrap-around look. Trim elements in aluminium with a light longitudinal grain and a 3-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather with a flattened bottom section and perforations in the grip area complete the dynamic appearance.

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