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Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Limousine

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Limousine

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2778 cm3 / 169.5 cu in / 169.5 cu in, 119.0 kW / 159.6 hp / 159.6 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 224.0 N·m / 165.2 lb·ft / 165.2 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-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 SE LimousineIssued until
Serie280Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody 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

Length4910 mm / 193.3 in / 193.3 inTotal (curb) weight1500 kg / 3307 lb / 3307 lb
Width1820 mm / 71.7 in / 71.7 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2760 mm / 108.7 in / 108.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity82 l / 18.0 UK gal / 21.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.24 m2 / 24.1 sq ft / 24.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore86.5 mm / 3.41 in / 3.41 in
FuelStroke78.8 mm / 3.10 in / 3.10 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2778 cm3 / 169.5 cu in / 169.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity463.07 cm3/cylinder / 28.258 cu in/cylinder / 28.258 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power119.0 kW / 159.6 hp / 159.6 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque224.0 N·m / 165.2 lb·ft / 165.2 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)47.6 kW / 63.8 hp / 63.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.8 kW/l / 0.941 bhp/cu in / 0.941 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque80.6 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

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 ratio108.5 kW/ton / 82.2 bhp/ton / 82.2 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 circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Limousine

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