About the Car
The Mercedes-Benz 2.5-16 Evolution 1 was first shown at the Geneva Auto Show in 1989. It was fitted with a short-stroke 2.5 L inline-four engine, producing an output of 202hp. There were only 502 cars built in compliance of the DTM rules. Adjusted by an interior switch, the car had an adjustable suspension system.
1990 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) was the 7th season of German touring car championship, that consisted of twelve rounds with two races each.
Karl Wendlinger, born in 1968, is an Austrian professional racing car driver. Wendlinger started his career in karting before entering the German Formula 3 Championship in 1988. He won in 1989 and earned a spot on the Mercedes-Benz team in 1990.
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.