New diecast models from Maisto will be hard to come by for the next several months. Much of the prolific maker of entry-level 1:18- and 1:24-scale collectables resources will be engaged in its new super hero line. However, before changing into brightly colored tights and flowing capes, the Maisto team will release this 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan. Maisto always defies the market by releasing large-scale diecasts of high quality for a low price. This 1:18 Special Edition E-Class (item #31172) is no exception. The real-world model designation is E350 CDI, but in smaller terms, it could be a Maisto BAU (business as usual). True to Maistos standards, this new edition from its Special Edition line features an opening hood, trunk and front doors. The front wheels steer with the steering wheel and the suspension offers active springs. The fit and finish is very good as is the interior detailespecially for 1:18-scale diecasts at this price point. Available exterior colors are black or metallic red. Both come with black interior trim.