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1972 Mercedes-Benz 280S/SE Specs

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Quick Facts

Chassis Code: W116

Price (when new): 6437

Production Total: 273623

Build Start: 1972

Last on sale: 1980

Drive System:

Available in other variants

This is the second generation of S-class cars, and the one that cemented Mercedes’ reputation at the top of the saloon car pecking order. The 280s were the basic models, though not that basic, and came with a twin-cam straight-six that produced either 160bhp with carbs (S) or 185bhp using fuel injection (SE). To say they led the market in safety features might sound boring, but they also had a fair turn of speed and excellent roadholding thanks to their new semi-trailing arm rear suspension. Now much cheaper than they deserve to be.

Information from Octane Magazine.
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Specifications

General
1972
1980
280 S/SE
W116
Dimensions
1425mm
4960mm
1610kg
2865mm
1870mm
Performance
124mph
176lb/ft
10.5s
182bhp
2
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Fuel Consump.
19mpg
Prices
€6437
€862
€2300
€4312
€5462
Other
273623

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