This model is a replication of the 1985 Mercedes 190E, a casting originally released by Corgi in 1985. Corgi packages in the 1980s cited this car (in both German Police Livery, racing deco and plain colours) as "Mercedes-Benz 2.3/16". Hot Wheels lists this casting as "Mercedes 2.6 190E" the 2.6 referring to the 2.6-litre, 160 horsepower Inline-6 engine introduced at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September, 1985.
This vehicle has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|N/A||1994||Auto City||Mustard Yellow||"5530 TAXI" on sides, TAXI on hood||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||Corgi||China||Europe only; Issued as "Mercedes 190E Taxi"|
|N/A||1996||FAO Schwarz Gold Series III Set||Black||Yellow HW logo on front windshield||Black / Plastic||Clear||Yellow||Gold 5SP||16020||China|
|605||1997||1997 Hot Wheels||Gold||Gold HW logo on rear window||Black / Plastic||Clear||Tan||5SP||95533||China||Europe only|
|605||1997||1997 Hot Wheels #605||Metalflake Gold||Gold HW logo on rear window||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||WSP||95533||China|