Mercedes-Benz has recently released miniature models of their new SLK and updated C-Class vehicles so that people who are anticipating the release of the actual cars sometime later in 2011 can have something to sate their appetite.
The models come in 1:87 scale for those model train layouts and then there are bigger 1:43 scale models for the collectors’ display cabinets. The models feature a fair amount of detail, as the miniatures have been designed to match the actual vehicles by specialist firm Herpa. Plus, there will be various paint finishes and interior fixtures in the entire model range, and each one is said to have an affordable price tag.
The 1:43 model will have a retail price of EUR29.90 (around $42), while the smaller variant is slated for a EUR15.90 (a tad over $22) price tag. A higher-end version, made by Minichamps and with a scale of 1:18, will fetch for EUR69.90 (a shade under $100).
Take note, however, that the C-Class minis will only be available in the 1:43 scale. At least, the estate and saloon models will be getting the mini treatment.