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Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Limousine

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Limousine

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2778 cm3 / 169.5 cu in / 169.5 cu in, 119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 224.0 N·m / 165.2 lb·ft / 165.2 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1972
Model280 SE LimousineIssued 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

Length4900 mm / 192.9 in / 192.9 inTotal (curb) weight1495 kg / 3296 lb / 3296 lb
Width1810 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2750 mm / 108.3 in / 108.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1482 mm / 58.3 in / 58.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1485 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inWeight distribution (front)50.3 % / 50.3 % / 50.3 %
Ground clearance168 mm / 6.6 in / 6.6 inFuel capacity82 l / 18.0 UK gal / 21.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.22 m2 / 23.8 sq ft / 23.8 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 constructionBore86.5 mm / 3.41 in / 3.41 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.8 mm / 3.10 in / 3.10 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1
Fuel supplyBo fuel inj.Engine displacement2778 cm3 / 169.5 cu in / 169.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity463.00 cm3/cylinder / 28.254 cu in/cylinder / 28.254 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power119.3 kW / 160.0 hp / 160.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque224.0 N·m / 165.2 lb·ft / 165.2 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.7 kW / 64.0 hp / 64.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.9 kW/l / 0.944 bhp/cu in / 0.944 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque80.6 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 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) speed190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio107.0 kW/ton / 81.1 bhp/ton / 81.1 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4Turning circle11.7 m / 38.4 ft / 38.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Swinging semi-axle, Radius arms, Coil springs,ALC
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Limousine

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