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Mercedes-Benz 280 SE

Vitals

  • Engine
    2.7L
  • Power
    185 @ 5800 rpm
  • Transmission
    5-spd man w/OD
  • 0-60
    10.0 seconds
  • Drivetrain
    rear-wheel
  • Seating
    5 passengers
  • Fuel Capacity
    90 liters
  • MPG
    13.6 City / 7.0 HWY

Specs

Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 5 speed manual 185HP (136 kW) @ 5800 rpm
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 4 speed manual 185HP (136 kW) @ 5800 rpm
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 4 speed manual 185HP (136 kW) @ 5800 rpm
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 4 speed manual 177HP (131 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE manual 187HP (138 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 5 speed manual 185HP (136 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Limousine manual 162HP (119 kW) @ 5500 rpm
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet W 111 automatic 199HP (146 kW) @ 5800 rpm
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupé manual 199HP (146 kW) @ 5800 rpm
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupé Automatic automatic 199HP (146 kW) @ 5800 rpm
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coup?© Automatic automatic 199HP (146 kW) @ 5800 rpm
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coup?© 5 speed manual 160HP (118 kW) @ 5500 rpm
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coup?© manual 199HP (146 kW) @ 5800 rpm
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coup?© Automatic 4 speed automatic 160HP (118 kW) @ 5500 rpm
Mercedes 280 S 1980—1985 4 s., automatic 156 Hp, petrol
Mercedes 280 SE 1980—1985 4 s., automatic 185 Hp, petrol
Mercedes 280 E 1992—1993 4 s., automatic 197 Hp, petrol
Mercedes 280 E 1975—1985 4 s., automatic 185 Hp, petrol

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Appearance

The Mercedes Benz 280 SE has a very sexy bodyline. Its elegant and classy appearance makes it so unique. The old Gullwing coupe for instance has a purple body. It is sure to ignite that driving passion in the car racer’s heart. The smooth and shiny body along with the space capsule mix promises to captivate your attention. Apart from car racing purposes, it can also be used for personal reasons and serves well as a statement of high class background in the society. It can strike a chord in the common man’s mind as well and shows that he or she has a good choice of cars and has a classy taste when it comes to cars.

Engine noise

Mercedes-Benz 280 SE The car wheels were fitted with radial tyres. The tyres were of high quality and did wear out easily. With the speedometer needle touching a breath taking 127mph, there were no doubts of its high speed capabilities. The engine of the car was much noisier than one would expect specially in trundling speeds around town. The noise level did not however reach beyond a particular point. At 100mph the engine produced sound levels that are comparable to that of an air conditioner. At low strengths of the blower activity, the air conditioning system of the car is also very effective.

Speed and agility

As mentioned earlier, the car has a top speed of around 125mph. In spite of its weight in hardware, the car is amazingly agile. It is difficult to get a taste of the agility in the demonstration sessions offered by certain dealerships. More number of Mercedes sedans is being sold eventually at higher prices than usual. So the popularity is clearly evident. People increasingly prefer this car instead of vulgar Cadillac or a highly elegant and expensive Rolls-Royce. The car enjoyed much better conditions than testing a V8 engine in a highly artificial track. The path taken by the car in the test drive is much longer and occurs under a diversified condition to make the test as much practical as possible.

Expenses incurred

Mercedes-Benz 280 SE, Photo #2 The Mercedes Benz 280 SE coupe mit has a 3.5liter engine. It is oriented with a V8 in the convertible form fitted with an air suspension system. The particular engine incurs more expense than the standard 2.8liter in the other models. The 300 SEL has a massive 6.3liter engine. The V8 option naturally becomes an automatic choice. The big V8 however adds another 250 pounds to the engine weight. The extra pressure on the front wheels makes the salesman work hard to get the vehicle sold. Moreover Nevada did not have a particular speed limit.

Popularity and usage

Mercedes-Benz 280 SE, Photo #3 Even today, the Mercedes Benz 280 SE continues to be a favorite for many. The vehicle is not meant for rough use unless of course you are participating in a car race in which case the car is modified slightly to withstand the hard ride. But generally business class people buy this car to attend business meetings and to use it as a status symbol.