Japan-bound model celebrates 40th anniversary of the saga
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 CLA 180 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.
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 North American market in limited numbers. That model was also introduced in white and black paint colors and started at $29,890 USD. The special CLA is a bit pricier at 5,040,000 yen, or about $44,844 USD at today’s exchange rates.
Source: Mercedes-Benz Japan via Facebook, Twitter