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Mercedes-Benz 280SL (113 E28) Technical Specifications

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Mercedes 280SL
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  • Years of Manufacture: 1967 - 1971
  • Number Built: 23,885
  • Price at Introduction:
    • 280SL Roadster: DM 23,793
    • Power Steering: DM 550
    • Automatic Transmission: DM 1,400
  • Date of Introduction: November, 1967
  • Chassis/Body:
    • Unit frame and body
  • Exterior Dimensions 250SL:
    • Total Length: 168.8 inches (4285mm)
    • Total Width: 69.2 inches (1760mm)
    • Height at Kerb Weight: 51.4 inches (1305mm)
    • Wheelbase: 94.5 inches (2400mm)
    • Front Track: 58.5 inches (1486mm)
    • Rear Track: 58.5 inches (1487mm)
  • Kerb Weight:
    • Roadster: 2948lb (1340kg)
    • Hardtop Fitted: 3124lb (1420kg)
  • Fuel Tank: 21.7 gallons (82.0 litres)
  • Turning Circle:
    • 34.0ft (10.5 metres)
  • Transmission (Manual, 4 Speed):
    • 1st: 4.05:1
    • 2nd: 2.23:1
    • 3rd: 1.42:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
  • Transmission (Automatic, 4 Speed):
    • 1st: 3.98:1
    • 2nd: 2.52:1
    • 3rd: 1.58:1
    • 4th: 1.00:1
280SL Production Schedule
Vehicle
Year
Cars Manufactured
280SL Roadster
1967
143
1968
6,930
1969
8,047
1970
7,935
1971
830
Total:
23,885
  • Clutch:
    • Single cushion disc, dry plate clutch
  • Rear Axle Ratio:
    • 4.08:1 (3.92:1 and 3.69:1 optional)
  • Engine Speed at 100 km/h:
    • 3500 rpm
  • 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
    • Manual: 10.0 seconds (approx)
    • Automatic: 11.0 seconds (approx)
  • Maximum Speed:
    • Manual: 121 mph (195 km/h)
    • Automatic: 118 mph (190 km/h)
  • Engine 6 Cylinder M 130:
    • Capacity: 2778cc 169.5ci
    • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders
    • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
    • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv, overhead camshaft
    • Fuel System: Bosch six plunger pump
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.41 x 3.10 inches (86.5 x 78.8mm)
    • Power: 170 hp (DIN) @ 5700rpm (180hp SAE @ 5700)
    • Torque: 24.5 mkg @ 4250rpm (193.0 ft/lb @ 4500)
    • Compression Ratio: 9.3:1
  • Ignition and Electrical:
    • 12 volt
    • Coil and alternator
  • Exhaust:
    • Single tail-pipe
  • Suspension:
    • Independent front and rear, with coil springs, single joint swing axle
  • Steering:
    • Recirculating ball, servo assisted, ratio: 17.2:1 (3.2 turns)
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Disc, 10.75" 273mm
    • Rear: Disc, 10.99" 279mm
    • Servo assisted
    • Two circuit hydraulic
  • Wheels:
    • 14" Pressed steel disc wheels
  • Tyres:
    • 185 HR 14 Radial



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