About the Car
Designed by Bruno Sacco, the W201, the internal designation for the Mercedes 190 series sedans, was a front-engine, rear drive, four door sedan manufactured from 1982 to 1993. The car had a M102 4-cylinder 2.3L 16 valve Cosworth engine with a maximum power of 183hp. The car used lightweight high-strength steel to withstand a head-on collision at 35mph without serious injury to the passengers. The W201 were researched and developed from 1974 to 1982 with an unveiling in December 1982.
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About the Brand
Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany Mercedes-Benz is a German automotive manufacturer. First produced in 1926, they manufacture luxury and commercial vehicles. In 2018 Mercedes sold over 2.31 million passenger cars, the largest seller of premium vehicles. Karl Benz, one of the founders of Mercedes, created the first internal combustion engine for a car.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps was founded in 1990 as a die-cast car producer in Aachen, Germany under the name of Paul’s Model Art GmbH. The original company was the Danhausen, a trade company that made 1:43 scale models and sold them over the counter and mail order. From 1971 to 1993 the company published the famous Danhausen World Model Car Book. Danhausen was owned by the grandsons of Emma Danhausen – Hans Peter and Paul Gunter Lang. There was a dispute between the brothers in the late 1980’s. That is when Paul formed the Paul’s Model Art. Diecast models were made more for the adult clientele and holding their value was a big question that needed to be answered. Minichamps’ excellent quality has been noticed by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Opel, and BMW.