The W196R was a revolutionary design at the time and upheld the winning formula for the Silver Arrows. This fantastic miniature is hand-assembled from 1,100 individual parts and designed with utmost precision and passion.


Featuring fabric covers with a historically true to scale plaid and leather trimmings.


Distinctively equipped with a 4-spoke steering wheel and an additional oil temperature gauge below the dashboard.

Mercedes-Benz W196R, #20 Kling, 1954 Reims GP CMC Models


Exhaust pipes come out through two separate body openings. The top opening is mounted with a chromed crossbar.


 The engine bay is a masterpiece of complexity showcasing the 8-cylinder in-line engine, wiring,pipes, and cabling in beautiful detail.

Mercedes-Benz W196R Reims GP #20 Kling

Scale 1:18 CMC Models

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Mercedes-Benz W196R #20 Kling 1954 Reims GP CMC 1:18


Mercedes-Benz took a brief hiatus from racing following World War II but returned in 1954 for the start of the 41st French Grand Prix. There were high expectations on all accounts so Mercedes-Benz had done their due diligence and spared no expense to ensure that they would be well-prepared. On July 4 in Reims, the new Mercedes-Benz racers were introduced and caused a sensation on the triangular circuit. The ultra modern, elegant, streamlined bodies of the Mercedes-Benz W196R were a departure from the traditional race car design, amazing their competition as well as the 300,000 spectators. Mercedes-Benz entered three of these Silver Arrows with drivers Juan Manuel Fangio, Karl Kling and Hans Herrmann. Excitement was in the air and the race was off to a thrilling start–Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, and Ferrari all competing for the lead. Towards the end of the race, Fangio (starting number 18) and Kling (starting number 20) were battling it out for the championship and eventually Fangio won, crossing the finish line less than a meter ahead of Kling. What a electrifying finish and impressive comeback for Mercedes-Benz!

Inspired by the original and meticulously crafted, any motor racing fan will appreciate this CMC Mercedes-Benz W196R Streamliner #20. Limited edition of 1,000 units worldwide.