Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz has only just presented the new SLK and the facelifted
C-Class yet already the sporty roadster, dynamic saloon and attractive estate are now available in finely crafted model car form. Each of the miniatures has been specially produced for Mercedes-Benz Accessories, and all are a delight to behold thanks to their prototypical workmanship.
Large or small, Mercedes-Benz cars are always able to generate a sense of fascination, both in their original size as well as in model format. Among true-to-scale miniatures, the models of the Mercedes-Benz Model Car Selection enjoy a very special position. This is because the Product Management Division and the Sindelfingen Design Studios of Mercedes-Benz ensure that they feature consistent proportions, harmoniously flowing, light-catching contours, and also some very precise details. The focus of the models is squarely on remaining true to the original. And it is only when such details as windscreen wipers, exterior mirrors or door handles are able to pass close scrutiny that the models are accepted into the Mercedes-Benz Model Car Selection.
It is precisely these demanding standards which the models of the new SLK have also been designed to meet. Available with immediate effect, they come in the popular scales of 1:87 for model railway layouts and 1:43 for collectors, as well as a 1:18 large-scale version for those model enthusiasts with an eye for detail. There is also a variety of original paint finishes and interior appointments to choose from. In the case of the smaller models, a roadster roof is supplied which can also be fitted; in the 1:18-scale variant, this roof comes already folded down and stored in the luggage compartment.
The new SLK model cars have been produced by well-known manufacturers in consultation with Mercedes-Benz. The 1:87-scale model is produced by HO-scale specialist Herpa and costs 15.90 euros. The 1:43-scale variant is made by
Schuco and is available for 29.90 euros. The highly-detailed 1:18-scale edition, meanwhile, is produced by Minichamps and carries a price tag of 69.90 euros. This particular model is ideal for displaying on a desk or bookshelf, ensuring that the exciting new SLK is never far from view.
Another new miniature addition to the Mercedes-Benz Model Car Selection is the facelifted C-Class. It comprises two variants each of the saloon and the estate – featuring different paint finishes and a variety of appointment details – all available in a scale of 1:43. Each edition costs 29.90 euros.