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Mercedes-Benz 280SL

Overview

Produced: 1968-1971, 23885 produced.
Types: Roadster,2 doors,2 seats
Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
Mercedes Benz 280SL (1968)

Following the successful, earlier SL models Mercedes launched a whole new range of sports/SL models in the 1960's, starting with the 230SL in 1963. The last version to join the range entered production in 1967, the 280SL. Like the previous models the 280SL had a beautifully proportioned sports body which had two comfortable seats (a third, sideways facing seat was a popular SL option) and could be fitted with a distinctive (Pagoda Roof) Hardtop.

The 280SL used a 2778cc, six cylinder engine which had a seven bearing crankshaft. The engine featured fuel injection and most had automatic transmission. These attractive "SL" sportscars were highly regarded when new and are have remained sought-after classics. Production of the 280SL ended in 1971.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2778ccS6 OHCMercedes S6

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
121 mph9.3 s0 s19 mpg170 bhp 5500

Brakes

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