1968-1972, 78303 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Mercedes added a new six cylinder model to its range in 1968, the new 250. Replacing the previous generation 250, the new car shared its four door saloon bodyshell with the 220 four cylinder model and had the usual family styling cues (upright grille and stacked headlamps). Standard equipment included four wheel disc brakes and a revised suspension design.
The 250 was powered with a twin-carb, 2496cc, six cylinder engine which developed 120bhp. Power assisted steering was standard and buyers could choose between manual or automatic transmission. Production of this 250 lasted until 1972.
|2496cc||S6 OHC||Mercedes S6|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|105 mph||11.4 s||18 mpg|
|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.|
Classic Cars January 2002 pg 104
|Publication||Classic Cars January 2002|
|Mercedes-Benz 260D. Outside any airport you'll find a Mercedes taxi ready to whisk you to your hotel. The story starts with this car.|