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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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG IWC Ingenieur

The Mercedes CLS signifies one of those rare moments in automotive history when an entirely new vehicle segment was created. Based on the E class chassis, Mercedes introduced the idea of a four-door coupe in 2006, providing those who wanted a bit more style to the sedan formula but didn’t necessarily need as much functionality. It’s safe to say they were successful, as Volkswagen, Audi and BMW went on to copy the idea, among others. Over the course of its lifespan, a few special edition models have emerged, including this CLS55 we see here for sale, an IWC Ingenieur edition. This version included exclusive paint and piano lacquer trim inside, along with an instrument cluster designed to mirror the cues from the IWC series of Ingenieur watches, one of which was included with each of the 55 copies of this vehicle that were produced. This particular CLS55 IWC for sale in California is even more rare in that it is one of three that included a DTM spec transmission.

Year: 2006
Model: CLS55 AMG IWC Ingenieur
Engine: 5.5 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 1,067 mi
Price: POA

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Of only 55 limited-edition Mercedes CLS 55 AMG “IWC Ingenieur” built, only 3 were upgraded by the factory to a DTM spec motor/gearbox and performance, making this 1 of only 3 in existence, and world class performance! It is a superb 1-owner car and in exceptional condition both cosmetically & mechanically. Be one of only three owners in the world to own one of these rare supercars.

For how rare this CLS version is, I wish better exterior shots were taken, instead of trying to photograph the car in a tight parking space. Also, we know that this isn’t going to be a particularly cheap vehicle to procure, so not listing the price isn’t doing the seller any favors. Regardless, this is a rare piece that probably won’t have much trouble finding a home.

-Paul