To put it in more simple terms, designo edition E55s are the special edition which contains added extra such as different leather, different wood accents,
standard features which would be an option on a regular E55 (w210).
As far as numbers, who knows, I wish someone do have an officially sanctioned (Mercedes Benz) copy of their production numbers.
When I was shopping around, I came across an E55 in Salt Lake City, silver exterior, 2 tone interior - black and burgundy with the usual E55 interior options - At that time, I thought it was designo edition but it's not. It was a factory ordered color interior which you can configure yourself when you place the order. The real Designo Silver edition has a yellowish color although it is silver. with lots of nappa leather trims in the interior.
Mine is Designo Mocha Espresso - exterior paint is Mocha Black (like coffee)
with brown interior.
The link below is a designo silver edition. I just wish the owner posted interior videos too. If I can find one with the same condition and low mileage as mine, I would gladly do a trade. But reality is, there isn't one.
What is a Designo Edition, and how do you find out the "production" number? Mine is a silver car, does that mean it may be a silver edition?
Yea, I'm in Menlo Park. I still can't believe how clean the car is! I'm told that it isn't just steam cleaned, but that the car has been very well maintained. I can eat of the engine, it's that clean! As soon as it gets light I'll take some pic's.