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Mercedes-Benz 280S

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280S

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2746 cm3 / 167.6 cu in / 167.6 cu in, 119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 225.0 N·m / 166.0 lb·ft / 166.0 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1968
Model280SIssued until
Serie280Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4960 mm / 195.3 in / 195.3 inTotal (curb) weight1610 kg / 3549 lb / 3549 lb
Width1865 mm / 73.4 in / 73.4 inDry weight
Height1425 mm / 56.1 in / 56.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2865 mm / 112.8 in / 112.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance146 mm / 5.7 in / 5.7 inFuel capacity96 l / 21.0 UK gal / 25.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.3 sq ft / 24.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.8 mm / 3.10 in / 3.10 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply2 So carbsEngine displacement2746 cm3 / 167.6 cu in / 167.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity457.67 cm3/cylinder / 27.929 cu in/cylinder / 27.929 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque225.0 N·m / 166.0 lb·ft / 166.0 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.7 kW / 64.0 hp / 64.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output43.5 kW/l / 0.955 bhp/cu in / 0.955 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.9 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.69

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio99.4 kW/ton / 75.3 bhp/ton / 75.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 280S

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