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Mercedes-Benz Debuts CLA Star Wars Edition for Japan

Japan-bound model celebrates 40th anniversary of the saga

Kelly Pleskot
May 4, 2017

Nissan beat Mercedes to the punch in introducing a Star Wars-themed vehicle, but the German automaker deserves kudos for its clever timing. To celebrate Star Wars day, Mercedes has unveiled the CLA180 Star Wars Edition.

Mercedes will produce a total of 120 copies for the Japanese market. Half are painted Calsite White in honor of the Stormtrooper, and the other half receive a Knight Black paint job and black-painted 18-inch AMG wheels that pay homage to Darth Vader. The white vehicles receive white stitching inside the cabin, while the black models feature red stitching.

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
$32,700 Base Model (MSRP) 24/37 MPG Fuel Economy
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Of course, the vehicles wouldn't be complete without plenty of Star Wars badging. The force is everywhere, from the welcome lights to the floor mats, commemorative license plate, and even a reversible sunshade featuring Star Wars characters. To top it all off, a recorder plays R2-D2 noises.

At the Los Angeles Auto Show last November, Nissan debuted a Star Wars-themed Rogue bound for the U.S. market in limited numbers. That model was also introducedin white and black paint colors and started at $29,890. The special CLA is a bit pricier at 5,040,000 yen, or about $44,844 at today's exchange rates.

What do you think of the CLA 180 Star Wars Edition? How does it compare to the Star Wars-themed Rogue? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Mercedes-Benz Japan via Facebook, Twitter

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