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Mercedes-Benz 280 SLC

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280 SLC

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, 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 @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 233.0 N·m / 171.9 lb·ft / 171.9 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1978
Model280 SLCIssued until
Serie280Number made
Model familyW 107Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4750 mm / 187.0 in / 187.0 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1330 mm / 52.4 in / 52.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2820 mm / 111.0 in / 111.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1452 mm / 57.2 in / 57.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.02 m2 / 21.8 sq ft / 21.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 110 E 28 / 110.982Total 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 supplyBo K-Jet 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 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque233.0 N·m / 171.9 lb·ft / 171.9 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)54.3 kW / 72.8 hp / 72.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output49.4 kW/l / 1.086 bhp/cu in / 1.086 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque84.8 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber 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 ratio
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 ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels front6.5J x 14 H 2Wheels rear6.5J x 14 H 2
Tyres front185 HR 14Tyres rear185 HR 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front278 mm / 10.9 in / 10.9 inBrake diameter rear279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 280 SLC

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