CMC Mercedes-Benz W196R, Streamliner 1954 #20 / Reims Karl Kling
Limited Edition 1000 pcs.
July 4, 1954. Karl Kling, a very experienced racer, is eager to test his skills on his new stable mate Fangio. An intense race ends with an extremely tight finish. Just approx. 1 meter ahead of Kling, Fangio is passing the finish line. Karl Kling becomes honorable 2nd and part of the first double victory from Mercedes-Benz in modern F1.
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Mercedes took its time for the re-entry of Grand Prix racing to guarantee the best possible results. The elegant streamlined bodies of the Mercedes racers are an absolute novelty and completely different compared to the familiar and traditional racing car design. The competitors are shocked and speechless. But for the 300,000 spectators at the race track this appearance is a true sensation.
Mercedes participates with three cars of the type W196R. The pilots are Juan Manuel Fangio, Karl Kling and the young Hans Herrmann. The premiere race at the Grand Prix of France July 4, 1954 is chosen very well. The fast track with the long straights is just like made for this streamlined car.
Fangio (starting number 18) and Kling (starting number 20) are starting in the front row beside Ascari in his Maserati 250F. After Ascari`s had to retire the race already in lap 1, the two Ferrari from Gonzalez and Hawthorn are right behind the leading Mercedes from Fangio and Kling. Hans Herrmann with starting number 22 starts the race from the 3rd row at position 5. After seven laps he`s passing Hawthorn and in the 11th even Gonzalez. Now all three W196R are leading the race. But unfortunate in lap 17 Hans Herrmann had to stop the car because of an engine failure.
At the end of the race a dramatic duel between Fangio and Kling takes place. Fangio is able to decide the race paper-thin to his favor. He`s just approx. 1 meter ahead of Kling as he is passing the finish line.
So after 15 year of absence, the Mercedes-Benz racing team made a glorious comeback by achieving a sensational double victory.
- Hand-mounted metal precision model, composed of more than 1,100 parts
- True-to-the-original replication of the 8-cylinder in-line-engine in an angular installation position
- Detailed pipe-lines and cabling
- Precisely-recreated tubular frame
- Removable wheels with a central locking nut and hand-wired metal spokes
- Highly realistic cockpit with textile/leather seats and back rests
- Authentic replication of the drum brakes inside out
- Detailed replication of the front and rear wheel suspension with springing
Authentic replication of the Mercedes-Benz racing car that participated in the 1954 GP with starting number 20 (Karl Kling)
Differences that distinguish M-128B the standard version of the streamliner (M-127)
- Air inlet in front of the wind shield that is fitted with five blade fins for cockpit ventilation
- Rear-view mirror consoles that are shaped differently
- Two rear openings that serve as air outlets, each with a stainless steel funnel and double crossbars
- Shorter fuel inlet housed in the head rest
- New-generation wheels with spokes and nipples
- Tampon printed with starting number 20
- An engine hood that features a flattened surface and an absence of any air-intake opening.
- Altered body shape to fit in with the modified bonnet
- Modified air intake system, which involves changes in the engine, air-intake manifold, and air-inlet duct
- Modified coolant expansion tank with separate coolant feed piping
- Round opening in the bonnet for accessing the filler inlet of the oil tank (left vehicle side)
- Addition of a filler inlet and tube connection to the oil tank
- Recessed radiator grille that is immobile
- Elimination of the mobile radiator grille and its adjustment lever in the cockpit
- The engine service opening on the right vehicle side is covered
- Different arrangement of the two exhaust pipes, each going through a lateral body opening on the right vehicle side all by itself. The upper opening is also mounted with a chromed ossbar.
- Two lateral body openings on the left vehicle side, each with a chromed crossbar
- Modified aeration-cooling outlets on the rear fenders
- Red Mercedes Star printed above the radiator grille
- Fabric covers for the driver seat with leather trimmings
- Elimination of the headrest extension of the seat back
- 4-spoked steering wheel, with spokes painted to match the basic seat color
- Additional oil temperature gauge installed below the Dashboard
TECHNICAL DATA (ORIGINAL VEHICLE)
- 8-cylinder in-line-engine inclined at 50° to the right longitudinally
- Direct mechanical fuel injection
|Maximum output:||290 hp at 8,500 rpm|
|Top speed:||approx. 300 km/h|
|Bore x stroke:||76 x 68.8 mm|
|Wheel base:||2,350 mm|
|Track front/rear:||1,330 / 1,348 (1,358) mm|
|Total length:||4,420 mm|
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