1968-1972, 93666 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
The first "S-class" Mercedes arrived in 1968, the 280S and 280SE. The 280 saloons were large, full size saloons which offered comfort and luxury to its five occupants. Built on a 108ins wheelbase the new S-Class saloons were much heavier than earlier models, although the styling was more subtle and lass garish.
Powered by a new 2.8 litre six cylinder engine both models offered good performance and plenty of refinement. The 280S had a slightly less powerful engine which produced 140bhp. The 280S remained in production until 1972.
|2778cc||S6 OHC||Mercedes S6|
Mercedes-Benz W114/5 - (1968-76)
|Publication||Classic Cars July 2004|
|Mercedes-Benz W114/5 - (1968-76) - The mid-size Mercedes W114/5 was light and lively with advanced suspension and exceptional build quality. Few good ones survive, but we’ll help you find the best.|
|Publication||Classic Cars September 2003|
|Our Cars - 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre-Phil Bell. 1985 Fiat 124 Spider-Ben Field. 1972 Fiat 130 Saloon-Martin Buckley. 1969 Triumph Vitesse, 1967 Jaguar 420-Malcolm McKay.|
Merc to Monte-Carlo
|Publication||Classic Cars May 2002|
|Merc to Monte-Carlo - Experience 500 miles in three days: crossing the Alps in a Mercedes-Benz 280SL 'Pagoda' from Stuttgart to Monaco.|
Classic Cars February 2002 pg 58
|Publication||Classic Cars February 2002|
|Aston Martin V8 Volante vs Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet. All other cars suffer punishing depreciation on their way to secondhand bargain status, but these two convertibles have never really fallen out of the desirability tree.|
|Publication||Top Gear November 2005|
|Fast forward - The S-class has a reputation for unpare;;ed...everything. Each new iteration raises the bar another notch and leaves the other guys trailing behind. They'll be quacking at this one.|