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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG IWC Ingenieur

Cars and watches go together like peanut butter and jelly. Naturally this leads to car and watch collaborations in every shape and size. Usually it involves sticking a watch face inside the car and then the watch manufacturer making a line of watches with the cars logo on it. Today, we have exactly that. This 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG is an IWC Ingenieur edition of which only 55 examples were ever produced. When you think about how many cars Mercedes probably makes in a year, only making 55 of something is a really small number. The short of it is they all are painted in dark titanium grey metallic with matte titanium trim, and on the inside you got the IWC Ingenieur inscription on the gauge cluster clock. That’s about it. This was purely a cosmetic change and unless you know this was an IWC Ingenieur edition, you’d have no idea that this was even a special edition. Maybe this is a good thing?

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Year: 2006
Model: CLS55 AMG IWC Ingenieur
VIN: WDDDJ76X46A059489
Engine: 5.4 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 124,000 mi
Price: $24,000 Buy It Now

Very rare Mercedes CLS 55 AMG IWC Edition in excellent condition. There are only 55 units ever made in the world with this exclusive package, so the car may be considered a collectible.
The car has 124k miles and it is very clean, never smoked inside and with no type of visible wear. It was always garaged and always dealer maintained (see last picture with over 20 Mercedes service records available and all original books).
The title is clean and the car has no issues and no warning lights of any kind. The car smells like new and it is loaded to the max with every option possible for this model (Sticker price of $131k when new). Here is the list of options:
-Titanium Grey exterior paint exclusive for the IWC edition with Designo two-tone full Nappa leather interior (seats, dashboard, door panels etc), Designo Black Piano wood trim with IWC Ingenieur inscription and dashboard clock.
-Alcantara black suede headliner. Alcantara shifter with Keyless-Go Start/Stop button.
-AMG Performance steering wheel with Alcantara inserts and F1 paddles.
-AMG Speedshift automatic transmission with 3 modes (Comfort, Sport and Manual).
-AMG Airmatic Suspension with 4 levels of stiffness (Comfort, Normal, Sport and Raised level).
-AMG Dynamic Multicontour front seats with active bolsters and Pulse massage function.
-Power seats for driver & passenger with 3 memories each + Cooled and Heated seats front & rear.
-Automatic A/C on 4 separate zones, front & rear parking sensors, adaptive bi-xenon HID headlights with cornering function, power heated mirrors, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel with memory.
-DVD navigation with Bluetooth telephone, Harman Kardon Surround Sound system with 6 CD changer and satellite radio.
-Power sunroof and automatic trunk with softclose function.
-Factory IR blue tinted windows and electric rear sunshade.
-Cruise control, tire pressure sensor, automatic rain sensor, automatic headlights, interior ambient lighting with illuminated AMG door sills.
-AMG 19 inch Titanium wheels with new Continental DWS tires (255/35/19 front & 285/30/19 rear).
-AMG drilled and ventilated brakes with 8 piston calipers front/4 piston calipers rear – new brake pads and rotors recently changed.
-AMG quad exhaust. AMG Hand Built Supercharged V8 engine with 500hp & 516lb-ft (0-60 in 4.5sec, top speed limited to 186mph).

The car drives perfect and looks even better. You can contact me for more information about the car. The price is 24k slightly negotiable, LOCAL PICK-UP ONLY. This is a PRIVATE OWNER CAR.

I give Mercedes credit, this is a really good looking car. It would of been very easy to go all out like the god awful Gucci Fiat 500 but thankfully they dialed it back and just added a logo in the gauge cluster and center console. This specific example looks well taken care of and thankfully the owner gave it the attention it deserves. For being almost 15 years-old, the first generation CLS doesn’t look too dated like the W220 S-Class or W211 E-Class.

Believe it or not, finding a regular CLS55 AMG isn’t a very easy task. Production wasn’t massive like the E55 so they are inherently more rare than you would guess. Another problem is the actual price of this car. I know this is a 1 of 55 example, but it should have very little effect on price, if any. Asking $24,000 is many thousands too high seeing as similar mileage CLS55s are selling in the mid-teens. I know the seller is proud of this car, but you also have to be a little realistic about it. Heck, there is even another one for sale right now for half the price. The time just isn’t right for this pricing.

– Andrew


  1. Dallas
    Dallas June 4, 2019

    Looks nice… and just as a note, the comp for sale now for half the price has 10K more miles and more importantly, a salvage title due to accident 🙁

  2. Andrew
    Andrew June 4, 2019

    Thanks Dallas. I noticed that. It says it was due to vandalism. Not ideal, but better than a crash.

  3. Joe
    Joe June 5, 2019

    That comp is complete JuuuuuuNNNKKKK Andrew. No pictures of any significance SLAVAGE title. (I know I mis spelled it) Show any euro car guy a barely maintained salvage 122K sticker mercedes over a decade old and its better than the scariest costume on Halloween. Scream!…RUN FAST@!

    C’mon man!

  4. Mark Gardner
    Mark Gardner August 18, 2019

    I have one of these on Auto Trader. It’s nearly immaculate. Mine has just under 63,000 miles on it. I gave $37,000 for it just 5 years ago and I’ve put 5,000 miles on it. You want to talk about depreciation? Laughing here! Almost crying! It’s a shame these don’t have better resale. It’s beautiful sexy and a great performer. I have it listed for about $24,000.
    It just for me I think comes down to appeal and rarity.
    I need to get out for home refi reasons but I really hope someone will fall in love with this beautiful Benz like I have.

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