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Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Norev, a specialist maker of model cars, which assembles the model CLA using more than 100 separate parts for the 1:18 scale variant.

The model car version of the CLA can be purchased in two scales and prospective buyers can choose from six different colors.

This die-cast zinc model comes with packaged in a Mercedes-Benz gift box and is available in the following colors: cirrus white, designo patagonia red metallic BRIGHT, and designo polar silver magno. It costs 69.90 euros in Germany (around $91).

For the 1:43 die-cast zinc scale model of the CLA, Mercedes-Benz turned to Schuco, which uses over 50 parts for this variant. Buyers should also expect top-caliber printing for the interior as well as quality exterior paintwork.

The smaller scale model’s available colors are universe blue, cosmos black, and mountain grey. It’s also packed inside a Mercedes-Benz gift npx and has an SRP of 29.90 euros (around $39).
 

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I've never heard of Norev before but with a 60 year history they must being doing something right. At $91 for a 1:18 scale that is in really cheap especially when compared with Autoart and Minichamps. Here's hoping the quality matches.
 

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I've never heard of Norev before but with a 60 year history they must being doing something right. At $91 for a 1:18 scale that is in really cheap especially when compared with Autoart and Minichamps. Here's hoping the quality matches.
from the picture above it looks to be a quality piece but I wish there were more pictures, usually on autoart models, the doors, trunk and hood open, seems as if this is the case with this model.

i think we need some close up's though.

at the end of the day AutoArt still stands at the top of the model car game.
 

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Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Norev, a specialist maker of model cars, which assembles the model CLA using more than 100 separate parts for the 1:18 scale variant.

The model car version of the CLA can be purchased in two scales and prospective buyers can choose from six different colors.

This die-cast zinc model comes with packaged in a Mercedes-Benz gift box and is available in the following colors: cirrus white, designo patagonia red metallic BRIGHT, and designo polar silver magno. It costs 69.90 euros in Germany (around $91).

For the 1:43 die-cast zinc scale model of the CLA, Mercedes-Benz turned to Schuco, which uses over 50 parts for this variant. Buyers should also expect top-caliber printing for the interior as well as quality exterior paintwork.

The smaller scale model’s available colors are universe blue, cosmos black, and mountain grey. It’s also packed inside a Mercedes-Benz gift npx and has an SRP of 29.90 euros (around $39).
I have never heard of this model company either, but I would consider this a boost for the company from Mercedes since its not really known. I wonder why Mercedes partnered up with them. Maybe this has to with Mercedes planned marketing project for the CLA when it comes out for sale.
 

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Norev has been around for several decades in France. They used to make plastic cars in 1/43 in the fifties and sixties.
 

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I have heard of Norev back in the 90s when they had posters up at the train stops advertising for the plastics. they are more of a familiar brand in Europe though. I guess they are making a come back with endorsement from big auto manufacturers like Mercedes.
 

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There is a clear difference between the Norev models and Autoart. Norev makes their models in resin, which is a type of synthetic plastic. Autoart makes their scale models in die cast iron. Big difference. They don't really compare. It's also why Autoart is more expensive.
 

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Autoart takes their sweet time when it comes to new car models. I think they are also very selective with what brands they manufacture and they base whether to start production on car popularity. I think eventually they will make one but don't hold you breath.
 

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Autoart takes their sweet time when it comes to new car models. I think they are also very selective with what brands they manufacture and they base whether to start production on car popularity. I think eventually they will make one but don't hold you breath.
I think it's obvious they will do it, just look at how many Mercedes model cars they have, it's probably more than any line of model cars from a specific brand they have.

I did notice they don't have any Ferrari model cars which is a big shock to me, this along with many other car brands.
 
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