280 E
  • Model
    W 124 E 28
  • Description
    124.028
  • Production
    06.1992 / 09.1992 - 07.1993
  • production start-up pre-production series / standard production - end of production
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection and emission control system with closed-loop 3-way catalyst)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 104 E 28 / 104.942
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    6 / in line; 15° inclination to the right
  • Bore x Stroke
    89.9 x 73.5 mm
  • Total displacement
    2799 cc
  • Compression ratio
    10.0
  • Rated output
    197 hp / 145 kW at 5500 rpm
  • Rated torque
    270 Nm at 3750 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    2 intake, 2 exhaust / V-shaped overhead
  • Valve operation
    2 overhead camshafts (intake camshaft adjustable)
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    microprocessor-controlled injection system with hot-film air-mass sensor (HFM)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    above the rear axle / 70 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    A-arm / shock-absorber strut
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    multilink suspension (hydropneumatic level control optional)
  • Front springs
    coil springs, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    gas-pressure shock absorber struts / gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster and antilock system;~disc brakes front (internally ventilated) and rear
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical (foot-operated), acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    sheet-steel wheels (light-alloy wheels optional)
  • Wheel rims
    6 1/2 J x 15 H 2; with sports suspension: 7 J x 15 H 2
  • Tires
    195/65 R 15 91 V; with sports suspension: 205/60 ZR 15
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    5-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.86; II. 2.18; III. 1.38; IV. 1.0; V. 0.80; R. 4.22
  • Final drive ratio
    3.69
  • Maximum speed
    230 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    9.1 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    7.9 / 9.6 / 14.6 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Gearing
    4-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 4.25; II. 2.41; III. 1.49; IV. 1.0; R. 5.67
  • Final drive ratio
    3.06
  • Maximum speed
    225 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    8.8 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    8.5 / 10.3 / 13.3 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Gearing
    5-speed automatic transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    planetary gear system
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.87; II. 2.25; III. 1.44; IV. 1.0; V. 0.75; R. 5.59
  • Final drive ratio
    3.69
  • Maximum speed
    225 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    8.9 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    8.1 / 9.9 / 13.8 l
  • by Guideline
    80/1268/EEC: figures apply to 90 km/h / 120 km/h / urban cycle
  • Wheelbase
    2800 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1501 / 1491 mm ("Sportline": 1518 / 1509 mm
  • Length
    4740 mm
  • Width
    1740 mm
  • Height
    1428 mm ("Sportline": 1411 mm)
  • Kerb weight
    1490 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    2040 kg
  • Units produced
    a total of 57,302 (until 08.1995)
  • Prices
    10.1992: DM 60,477.00
    01.1993: DM 61,640.00
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