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Mercedes-Benz 280 C 5-speed

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280 C 5-speed

2-door 5-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, 117.8 kW / 158.0 hp / 158.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 226.0 N·m / 166.7 lb·ft / 166.7 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-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 from1973
Model280 C 5-speedIssued until
Serie280Number made
Model familyW 114Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4680 mm / 184.3 in / 184.3 inTotal (curb) weight1455 kg / 3208 lb / 3208 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1395 mm / 54.9 in / 54.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2750 mm / 108.3 in / 108.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity78 l / 17.2 UK gal / 20.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.8 sq ft / 22.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 110 V 28 / 110.921Total 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 supply1 Solex 4 A 1 carburettorEngine 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
SumpwetMax. output power117.8 kW / 158.0 hp / 158.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque226.0 N·m / 166.7 lb·ft / 166.7 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.9 kW / 68.3 hp / 68.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.9 kW/l / 0.943 bhp/cu in / 0.943 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.3 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.87
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.92

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 ratio108.6 kW/ton / 82.3 bhp/ton / 82.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h10.60 s / 10.60 s / 10.60 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 ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.6Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6J x 14 H 2Wheels rear6J x 14 H 2
Tyres front185 HR 14Tyres rear185 HR 14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes 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 C 5-speed

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