Mercedes-Benz closes out the year with more special editions featuring drive-away pricing and extra kit.
- shares

Special editions are an age-old tradition. After all, who wants to get just a regular base model?

That’s especially true in the luxury car market, so Mercedes-Benz has picked some highlights from its range of option packages and given some of its entry-level models more showroom appeal with special edition models featuring drive-away prices.

The GLA180 Urban Edition, B180 Sport Edition and E200 Sport Edition sedan join the recently introduced C200 Sport Edition sedan and coupe.

The range of limited editions opens with the GLA180 Urban Edition, priced at $49,990 drive-away. For comparison, the regular GLA180 is priced at $44,700 before on-road costs.

For the extra coin, you get plenty of extra equipment taken from the various option packages. The Urban Edition adds a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting and electric front seats with heating, four-way lumbar and memory, with Artico/Macapa upholstery in either black or Sahara Beige.

There’s also the contents of the Keyless-Go Comfort Package, including proximity entry, as well as larger 19-inch alloy wheels instead of the regular 18-inch ones. GLA180 Urban Edition models also add the optional Off-Road Comfort Suspension package. Bit strange for something called the “Urban Edition”…

Like the regular GLA180, the Urban Edition uses a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 90kW and 200Nm, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and powering the front wheels.

Those seeking a more practical small Mercedes – and a more modern one, considering the GLA will soon be replaced – can opt for the B180 Sport Edition. It’s priced at $52,990 drive-away, a sizeable jump over the regular B180’s sticker price of $46,400 before on-road costs. However, there’s plenty of extra equipment to justify the higher price.

B180 Sport Editions add the AMG Line body kit and 18-inch AMG wheels, as well as lowered suspension. There’s also a panoramic sunroof, Multibeam LED headlights with adaptive high-beam assist, 360-degree camera, and electric front seats with heating and memory.

Though the bigger B shares its 180 suffix with the GLA180, there’s a completely different engine under the bonnet – a 1.3 turbocharged four-cylinder mill with 100kW but an identical 200Nm, also mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and powering the front wheels.

The biggest and most expensive of the special edition Benzes is the E200 Sport Edition sedan. Priced at $98,900 drive-away, this special edition also adds an AMG Line body kit and a panoramic sunroof.

Also included are privacy glass, a wireless smartphone charger, heated front seats and the contents of the Vision Package, which adds a head-up display, 13-speaker Burmester surround sound system and the aforementioned sunroof. The E200 Sport Edition also uses AMG alloy wheels, in this case 20-inchers.

As in the regular E200, priced at $93,640 before on-road costs, under the bonnet of the E200 Sport Edition is a 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 135kW and 300Nm. It's mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and powers the rear wheels.

If any of these Mercedes-Benzes tickle your fancy, you have until 31 December to order one and have it delivered, unless Mercedes-Benz chooses to extend the offer.