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Mercedes Benz Diecast Model Cars Hot Picks of 2018 1:18 Scale

Mercedes Benz Diecast Model Cars 1:18 Scale

Mercedes Benz, known for their slogan “The Best or Nothing” and their iconic logo, is a vehicle brand known for their luxury car, lorries, bus and coaches. This company can be first traced with Karl Benz‘s creation of the first petrol powered car which was first marketed on 1901. However,  its vehicle production started on 1926 where they introduced what they call as the “Horseless” automobiles. Since its start, Mercedes has maintained its reputation of quality and durability. Which is why even up to now, they are still known to us, and we sure want to put a display of their model car in our own home and be proud of their history.

I understand that buying the right model for you is truly hard. Here are the Best Mercedes Diecast Model Cars I’ve carefully picked because there are just too many models out there that It is really hard to choose which one to buy. Mercedes is a symbol of quality and excellence in our lives, that’s why whenever we see Mercedes Benz cars on the road, we all seem to look in awe in how deep this name has gotten in our hearts. The emotion it gives when we just see the logo. A symbol of luxury, quality and durability.

Mercedes Benz Diecast Model Cars

Why Buy a Mercedes Benz Diecast Model

Whether it is for display or collection purpose, we buy Mercedes Benz diecast models because of its symbol of the luxury, quality and durability that it brings to our lives. We want to be a part of its remarkable history. When we just hear the word “A Mercedes Benz car”, we just cannot control ourselves and want to be amazed by its design, quality and excellence! The joy it always gives us as we see how awesome those cars are, from our childhood until now. This symbol is what makes us filled with amazement as we see them just because we truly love them that much.

How to Buy

I know that there are tons of criteria not just on the Mercedes Benz model itself, there are also a lot of things to consider inside the models available. Mercedes Benz has a lot of varieties to offer and you really want to choose which one is the right one for you, and I am sure that you are excited to have one.

We just can’t choose which one is right for us to buy in a certain circumstance. I understand how excited you are to choose a good model for you, but you don’t want to make a mistake. So this article was made for that and I hope that it could help you out in your decision, because I certainly understand that choosing which one to buy is a very complicated task to do.

To help you, I have placed here some considerations you need to keep in mind in buying a model and we will be discussing them as I show you my picks below. Feel free to also use them in choosing.

We need to consider the following in buying one.

Here are the considerations for you to have a great pick:

Here are some considerations I have used in carefully choosing the models that is listed below. Feel free to use them for you convenience. This will surely make choosing the right model for you a lot easier. If you have troubles in using them, do not worry, because I will explain in each of the models below why they are part of this list. I am so excited for you to make a great and informed choice!

  • Quality – We always choose die-cast models because they are made with non-alloy metals. These metals will bring great tensile strength and will ensure that what you are buying will last a long or even a lifetime with proper care. In addition, take note that old diecast models are considered collectibles, and you can sell them in the future for larger and reasonable price. If you are here for investments in the future, then this is a great choice to consider.
  • Design – The car’s design for itself. Is it the design that you think is very beautifully made? This is actually one of the most important aspect for some people in buying a diecast model for display purpose. Well, most people buy models because of its design so it is one of the factors in the decision-making process.
  • Reality – We need the model to be as life-like as possible, exactly the same designs as the real ones. That is the reason we get models right?
  • Name – Did it made an impact in the car industry? Is it named for someone important? We also need to check them out. Did the car engraved something in history? This is also important in our decision-making process in choosing the right model for us.
  • History – the history of the car itself, did it have any significant impact in the car industry? or did the car made a huge impact of the company’s history? Is it the first one with a specific engine, or the first in-line with a successful series of cars? These things are difficult to forgo in buying because these cars are just amazing
  • Emotion – Is it the car that you have an emotional attachment with? You just want to get one too because of an emotional attachment. It is normal and you can’t deny it. You want to have it so bad and you can’t wait to display it in your home. Maybe you really want to have that ever since you are a child, or a gift to someone very dear to you that keeps on saying “Mercedes Benz” on conversations. In buying, emotion is actually one of the forgotten factors in buying a diecast model.
  • Achievements – If a car won an award or won a race, any special mention of these cars will greatly ease our minds in choosing since we know that not just us, but other people also like them.

I have put all of these into consideration into mind and I am proud to introduce our top picks on the best Mercedes Benz car models that you may choose from.


1:18 Category

I have placed 1:18 Mercedes Benz car models on a single article because there are so many to choose from. Even I had a hard time in choosing which cars to buy. Also, since it has a very great history, there are many Mercedes cars to choose even in the 1:18 scale. So I broke them down into two, the Old but Gold Mercedes Models, which will give us the vintage feeling and the Newer Models, which will help us choose if we are looking for modern designs.

Please do note that 1:18 means that it is 1/18 of the size of the real vehicle.

I also made a list for Other Scales of Mercedes Benz cars and other Car Models. Check them out below.


Old but Gold


Mercedes Benz 500K

  • Car Model: Mercedes-Benz 500K
  • Size: 13.8 x 5.4 x 7.4 inches
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • Model Produced by: Maisto
  • Model Number: 36055
  • Reason to Buy: Vintage Feeling, Design

The Mercedes Benz 500k is a grand touring car made in the year 1934 to 1936. It is part of this list because of its old look. The real car was sold before for $700,000 because it is a pre-war car. It has 5L engine capable of running for 100mph at full throttle at 160hp.

It was first introduced at the 1934 Berlin Motor Show. the K stands for “Kompressor” a German word for super charge, only fitted to the performance cars. This is the symbol of luxury in the early years of Mercedes Benz. Truly a significant item to be added to a collector of vintage cars on the Mercedes Benz Category.

If you are looking for a model that would symbolize the history of pre-war Mercedes Benz, this is the perfect one for you. Its vintage look would definitely give a smile in your face as you possess one of the old models of Mercedes Benz.

 


Here is a video of the Mercedez 500k to give you a better look, courtesy of youtube


Mercedes Benz 300 SLR

  • Car Model: Mercedes Benz 300 SLR
  • Size: 7.3 x 13.8 x 5.4 inches
  • Weight: 1.07 lbs
  • Model Produced by: Maisto
  • Model Number: 29966
  • Reason to Buy: Achievement, Vintage Feeling, Design

The Mercedes Benz 300 SLR is a 1955 Sports Cars that won the 1955  World Sports car Championship. The 300 SLRs later scored an additional 1-2-3 world championship win in the Tourist Trophy at Ireland, and a 1-2 at the Targa Florio in Sicily, earning Mercedes victory in the 1955 World Sports car Championship. In Addition, trophies were also scored at Germany, and Swedish Grand Prix. It is definitely a 2 seater sports racing car that hyped the super car industry.

The SLR stands for Sports-Light Racing with its 3.0L engine equipped with the W196 Formula One Racer, it is able to produce 310 hp at 7,400rpm, very amazing feat for a 1955 car model.

If you are looking for a car model with a lot of achievement that brought storm to the racing world, this is a good choice for you. In addition, the vintage feeling it provide surely will make you love this car even more!

There are two choices for this, the Targa Florio model and the Coupe Model. You may check them out below:


Video can be found here, Courtesy of Youtube


Mercedes-Benz 190SL 

  • Car Model: Mercedes Benz 190 SL
  • Size: 9.4 x 3.8 x 2.7 inches
  • Weight: 1.98 pounds
  • Model Produced by: Maisto
  • Model Number: 31824
  • Reason to Buy: Vintage Feeling, Design

The Mercedes Benz 190 SL is a grand tourer that is introduced as the more affordable alternative to the former 300SL. It was first introduced in the 1954 New York Auto Show and received a lot of likes from automobile fans.

It has a 1.9L engine capable of producing 104hp with a 4 speed gearbox, which is a good alternative to the 300SL. The design of this car is superb and will be very fun to be added to your collection. This vehicle is also a grand tourer car which means that it is built fora very long drive and maximum comfort to its user.

If you are looking for a vintage look and design in a car, this is a very great choice for you.


A video for your reference 😀


Mercedes Benz 300S

  • Car Model: Mercedes Benz 300S
  • Size: 10.2 x 4.2 x 3.1 inches
  • Weight: 2.16 pounds
  • Model Produced by: Maisto
  • Model Number: 31806
  • Reason to Buy: Vintage Feeling, Design

For a car with only 560 of the Mercedes Benz 300S ever produced, finding a 1953 Mercedes Benz 300S is extremely hard to find. This car is a 2 door luxury car made by Mercedes Benz in its early years.

Its hand-built two-door was Mercedes-Benz’s top-end vehicle on its show at the Paris Salon in 1951. It was available as a 2-seat roadster, Although  similar to the contemporary 300, the additional craftsmanship and visual elegance elevated the W188 to the apex of its era’s luxury cars.

This is a high performance car with a 3.0 L engine capable of producing 150 hp at 5,000 rpm.

This also became one of the leading models of Mercedes Benz back in its old days. For that reason, this model is part of this list. If you are someone who wants another vintage design model of Mercedes Benz, this is a very great pick for you.


Video reference, courtesy of YouTube


Mercedes Benz 220 SE Cabriolet 

  • Car Model: Mercedes Benz 220SE AKA Mercedes Benz W128
  • Size: 11.8 x 4.7 x 4.7 inches
  • Weight: 4.41pounds
  • Model Produced by: Sunstar
  • Model Number: 3556
  • Reason to Buy: Vintage Feeling, Design

The Mercedes Benz W128 also known as the 220 SE is a mid sized luxury car with a 2.2L engine and a 4 speed transmission. It is known to be one of the last Ponton design series of Mercedes Benz produced.

This model car was made in the late 1950s with a very sturdy design and pure leather interior. Also a very good choice if you are looking for a vintage post-war design vehicles of Mercedes Benz.


Video Reference


Mercedes Benz 200

  • Car Model: Mercedes Benz 200
  • Size: 11.8 x 4.7 x 4.7 inches
  • Weight: 4.41 pounds
  • Model Produced by: Norev
  • Model Number: NV183577
  • Reason to Buy: Vintage Feeling, Design, History

The Mercedes Benz 200 is Mercedes’ first introduction of the “fintail” type of vehicles. Which as you see in the picture, it is very different from the ones above.

The engine in the 200 had the bore increased from 85 to 87 mm, giving a 1988 cc displacement, and was fitted with twin carburetors. This also had the introduction of the air outlets and reclining seat which we use until today.

The small changes in this model is actually the reason of out comfort nowadays, without proper air outlets and reclining seat, we won’t have the comfort we now have in our cars, so I think this model deserves a spot in this series. You may check it out here.


Video for your reference here!


Mercedes-Benz 280SE 

  • Car Model: Mercedes Benz 280 SE
  • Size: 10.8 x 4 x 3 inches
  • Weight: 2.25 pounds
  • Model Produced by: Maisto
  • Model Number: 31811
  • Reason to Buy: Improvement, Vintage Feeling, Design, Improvement

This Model Signifies improvement in a vehicle where Mercedez has done a very good job in the generation of Mercedes Benz 280 SE.

The Mercedes Benz 280 SE is the improvement of the next generation of its predecessors namely, 250S, 250SE and 300SE. Performance on these cars has improved and can produce a 140 hp and could push the car to 185 km/h, with 0-100 was done in 12.5 seconds. The fuel-injected engine can deliver 160 hp, featured a new pump which was not affected by temperature or altitude. Thanks to the air oil filter and better arrangement of cylinders, cooling and hence economy improved. With a top speed of 190 km/h (185 on auto)

This Model signifies improvement in a Mercedes Benz car. This will not only signify a vintage look you are looking in a Mercedes model, but also an improvement that Mercedes has done in the car industry.


Video for your reference


Newer Models


Benz AMG GT-R

  • Car Model: Mercedes Benz AMG GT-R
  • Model Produced by: GT Spirit
  • Reason to Buy:  Modern Design, Speed, Excellence

The Mercedes-AMG GT is a two-door, two-seat sports car produced in coupé and roadster form by Mercedes-AMG. It was first seen in the Paris motor show on 2014. It is also the second sports car developed entirely by Mercedes-AMG. Mercedes GT can produce a power of 456hp with a 7 speed transmission gear shift packed in a 4.0L v8 engine and can reach a top speed of 193mph.

Mercedes Benz AMG GT-R is the variant of GT, with is released in 2017 and is available unto the present. It is an upgrade of the GT with a maximum power of 577hp at 6,250 RPM and is claimed to reach the speed of 198mph.

The main thing about this car is its modern design which is very superb combined with a powerful engine that makes it a very amazing sports car on its own. A head turner car  in my opinion. If you are in for a modern design sports car, you are surely in for a treat with this car. This is simple the best!!


Of course, I have placed a video for you to see. It is simply amazing. Just hear its sound! I just can’t stop watching. 


Mercedes-Benz GLE

  • Car Model: Mercedes Benz GLE
  • Size: 10.25″ x 4.5″x 3.5″
  • Weight: 4 pounds
  • Model Produced by: NOREV
  • Model Number: 183460
  • Reason to Buy: Mid-sized, Achievements

If you are a Mid-sized vehicle type of guy, then this is the one for you. This is part of the M-class (Middle) luxury SUV produced by the lovely Mercedes which was unveiled to the public in 2015 at the North American International Auto Show. Many are in awe of this amazing vehicle. Comfort is the number one key and the pro of this and it signifies Mercedes’ Motto: “The Best or Nothing.”

They have made it in search for comfort and not just that, The Mercedes M-Class won first place in the “Luxury Crossover SUV” category and has been awarded as the most ideal vehicle for Americans based on a study undertaken by California-based automotive research and consulting firm AutoPacific.

Not all guys like the 2 seater type, If you are one of them. I know this is your choice. It is just awesome to put it into your collection. You may check it out here.


Video for you to see how amazing it is.


Mercedes-Benz SL500 

  • Car Model: Mercedes Benz SL500
  • Size: 10″ x 3.75″ x 2.75″
  • Weight: 4 pounds
  • Model Produced by: Maisto
  • Reason to Buy: Modern 2 Door Superb Design, My favorite

I can’t forget this car especially for someone who really loves 2 door cars like me, I also like no roof ones. So If you are like me, this is our choice. The design is just so amazing and I can’t help but look at it all day. This is Mercedes Benz Sports Car that I Absolutely love, It also has a history. Starting at 190SL and 300SL, which you can see above. This is the newest version of them. Look at its appearance, isn’t it the most beautiful you have ever seen?

This vehicle has a 4.6L V8 Turbo engine, a product of of the 6th generation of SL. Yes, 6th generation. This has gone through ages of refinement and the improvement we have seen is simple amazing. This is just the perfect car for me.

If you like the modern design of this car, you are like me then. This is a very great choice for you. The look is simply astonishing and amazing. You won’t regret it.


Video for you to see, take a quick look please.


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 

  • Car Model: Mercedes Benz AMG SLS
  • Size: 10.2 x 4.6 x 2.8 inches
  • Weight: 2.85 lbs
  • Model Produced by: Maisto
  • Model Number: 36196
  • Reason to Buy: Quality, Symbol of Excellence, History, Craftsmanship

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG  is a front mid-engine, 2-seater, limited production sports car developed by the Mercedes.

SLS stands for “Super Leicht Sport” (Super Light Sport). The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was assembled largely by hand, with its engine being hand built by AMG in Germany. It was the first Mercedes-Benz designed and built from scratch entirely by AMG with the second one the AMG GT, as shown above. Making a history inside the company.

This vehicle was first seen in the 2009 Frankfurt Motor show and it became popular worldwide after that, appearing in different auto shows.

This car is considered as the “the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated production series engine.” with a 6.2L V8 Engine capable of producing 563hp and a 7 speed gearbox.

If you are looking for a symbol of craftsmanship, history because it is first to be made entirely by Mercedes-AMG itself. Just a symbol of Quality and Excellence towards our lives. This is the one for you


A video to see its amazing look, just look at its door.


Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG 

  • Car Model: Mercedes Benz SL 63 AMG
  • Size: 12.6 x 5.8 x 4.6 inches
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs
  • Reason to Buy: Quality, Design

This car is one of the product of the late generation of the SL series. This could also be a great choice if you are looking for an alternative. You can see how modern and great it looks. It has a 5.4L V8 engine which can produce 577hp at 5,500RPM capable for going from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds. This is a variant if you want, check it out here.


A video for your reference, courtesy of youtube


Conclusion

Whatever it is you choose. Be proud of your decision. All the choices above are absolutely the best picks and I am definitely sure that you will not regret it. You will definitely be happy as you place it into display or as a collection in your home.

All of these are absolutely the best picks that I have carefully chosen and are amazing in each of their own way and I know that one of them will surely be the perfect one for you, depending on your preferences.

Do not also forget that you can go back to my website anytime, and check out other models in case you want to add something new to your awesome collection. You should definitely bookmark this website, so you can find this website fast because you know that there are a lot of websites in the ocean of the world wide web.

I recommend you to browse for more soon. We definitely have a lot of information to offer you in the diecast model industry, we are 100% sure that you will come back for more.

In case, you want to check out other diecast models, feel free to browse my website and I promise you that I will update my list every time to give you the most up to date and available diecast models in the market.

In addition, if you have further comments, suggestion or anything related to this website to make it better, and If you want me to make more of these types of articles. Feel free to drop down a comment below and I will surely help in any way I can.

Thank you for reading my article, I hope it helped you in choosing which Mercedes Benz car model is right for you.

Have a wonderful day,

Jason

The Diecast Model

Sources for this Article

I would like to thank the following articles for not to these articles, I would not have made this article

Wikipedia:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_BenzKarl Benz
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_500K
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_300_SLR
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_190_SL
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W188
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W128
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W110
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-AMG_GT
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_SL-Class
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_SLS_AMG

Youtube:

I would also like to that the YouTube channels that made videos of the cars above for a stronger reference as we saw how great these cars were.

  • MercedesClass1886
  • Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars
  • Autoblog
  • SUPERCARCLASSICS
  • Test Drive Blogs
  • grautogallery1
  • TheSmokingTire
  • Top Gear
  • carwow
  • MotoManTV
  • Jay Leno’s Garage
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