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Mercedes-Benz SL 280

(1971 model)

Brief specs of 1971 Mercedes-Benz SL 280

convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2778 cm3 / 169.5 cu in / 169.5 cu in, 125.0 kW / 167.6 hp / 167.6 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1971
ModelSL 280Issued until
SerieSL classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4290 mm / 168.9 in / 168.9 inTotal (curb) weight1360 kg / 2998 lb / 2998 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2410 mm / 94.9 in / 94.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.79 m2 / 8.5 sq ft / 8.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.6 kW / 26.3 hp / 26.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2778 cm3 / 169.5 cu in / 169.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power125.0 kW / 167.6 hp / 167.6 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationMax. torque240.0 N·m / 177.0 lb·ft / 177.0 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.0 kW / 67.1 hp / 67.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output45.0 kW/l / 0.989 bhp/cu in / 0.989 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque86.4 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio125.0 kW/ton / 94.7 bhp/ton / 94.7 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 frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185/80-R14Tyres rear185/80-R14
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz SL 280

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