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Mercedes-Benz 280 E

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280 E

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, 135.7 kW / 182.0 hp / 182.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1978
Model280 EIssued until
Serie280Number made
Model familyW 123Body construction
Model codeW123 E 28Body 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

Length4725 mm / 186.0 in / 186.0 inTotal (curb) weight1475 kg / 3252 lb / 3252 lb
Width1786 mm / 70.3 in / 70.3 inDry weight
Height1438 mm / 56.6 in / 56.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2795 mm / 110.0 in / 110.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1488 mm / 58.6 in / 58.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1446 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.18 m2 / 23.5 sq ft / 23.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 110 E 28 / 110.984Total number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)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 supplyBo K-Jetronic fuel inj.Engine displacement2746 cm3 / 167.6 cu in / 167.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary 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 power135.7 kW / 182.0 hp / 182.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)55.5 kW / 74.4 hp / 74.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output49.4 kW/l / 1.086 bhp/cu in / 1.086 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque87.4 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.58

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed200 km/h / 124 mph / 124 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio123.4 kW/ton / 93.5 bhp/ton / 93.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.90 s / 9.90 s / 9.90 sFuel 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 ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.2Turning circle11.3 m / 37.1 ft / 37.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels front6.0J x 14 H 2Wheels rear6.0J x 14 H 2
Tyres front195/70 HR 14 89 HTyres rear195/70 HR 14 89 H
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front278 mm / 10.9 in / 10.9 inBrake diameter rear279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 280 E

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