C-Class W205 Scale Model is The Next Best Thing to a Real One

Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205 And Scale Model 1 photo
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We already gave you a behind the curtain look at the 1:18 scale model version of the recently-launched C-Class W205, but it's only today that Mercedes-Benz decided to spill the official beans about the miniature(s).
Made by miniature specialists Norev and Herpa, there are actually no less than three variants of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205, with scales divided in 1:18, 1:43 and 1:87 versions. All three were developed using original design data (CAD data) and are assembled by hand.

The most detailed scale model is obviously the 1:18, made by Norev from over 130 separate parts, as all doors and hoods can be individually opened, while the interior features high-quality printing and is flock-coated.

Made from die-cast zinc and measuring around 25.5 cm (10 inches) in length, the 1:18 scale model is available with genuine Mercedes-Benz colors such as iridium silver, tenorite gray, obsidian black or diamond black metallic bright.

The 1:43 scale model of the new C-Class W205 is also made by Norev, only this time from around 55 individual parts and measuring around eleven centimeters (4.3 inches) in length. It is available in diamond white metallic bright, obsidian black, diamond silver or citrine brown.

The smallest C-Class W205 miniature comes from Herpa and has a scale of just 1:87, which translates into an overall length of around 5.4 cm (2.1 inches). The model is hand-assembled from 25 individual parts and is only available in polar white, iridium silver, black or palladium silver.

Recommended retail prices for Germany (including 19 percent VAT) are EUR 74.90 for the 1:18 scale model, EUR 29.90 for the 1:43 and EUR 15.90 for the 1:87 miniature.  In other words, they are quite a bit cheaper than the real deal.
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