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Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

(1969 model)

Brief specs of 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 3499 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in, 146.9 kW / 197.0 hp / 197.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 286.0 N·m / 210.9 lb·ft / 210.9 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from1969
Model280 SE 3.5 CabrioletIssued until
Serie280Number made
Model familyW 111Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4905 mm / 193.1 in / 193.1 inTotal (curb) weight1650 kg / 3638 lb / 3638 lb
Width1845 mm / 72.6 in / 72.6 inDry weight
Height1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 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)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity82 l / 18.0 UK gal / 21.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.23 m2 / 24.0 sq ft / 24.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeM 116 E 35 / 116.980Total number of cylinders8
Engine Type Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerMercedes-BenzValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke65.8 mm / 2.59 in / 2.59 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.4
Fuel supplyBosch D-Jetronic fuel injectionEngine displacement3499 cm3 / 213.5 cu in / 213.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity437.38 cm3/cylinder / 26.691 cu in/cylinder / 26.691 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power146.9 kW / 197.0 hp / 197.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque286.0 N·m / 210.9 lb·ft / 210.9 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)65.8 kW / 88.3 hp / 88.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.0 kW/l / 0.923 bhp/cu in / 0.923 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.7 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 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) speed205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio119.4 kW/ton / 90.5 bhp/ton / 90.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h9.40 s / 9.40 s / 9.40 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 circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearSwinging axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185 V 14 (6 PR)Tyres rear185 V 14 (6 PR)
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

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