280 SEL 4.5

280 SEL 4.5
  • Model
    W 108 E 45
  • Description
    108.068
  • Production
    05.1971 - 11.1972
  • production standard production - end of production
  • Remarks
    export model for North America
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 117 E 45 / 117.984
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    8 / 90° V
  • Bore x Stroke
    92 x 85 mm
  • Total displacement
    4520 cc
  • Compression ratio
    8,0
  • Rated output
    198 hp at 4500 rpm
  • Rated torque
    36.5 mkg at 3000 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 intake, 1 exhaust / overhead
  • Valve operation
    1 overhead camshaft per cylinder bank
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    manifold injection, electronically controlled (Bosch D-Jetronic)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    in the rear / 82 l
  • Frame design
    floor assembly / steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    double wishbone
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    single-joint swing axle with hydropneumatic compensating spring and level control
  • Front springs
    coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    telescopic shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster, acting on front- and rear wheels; four-wheel disc brakes
  • Parking brake (hand brake)
    mechanical, acting on rear wheels
  • Wheels
    sheet-steel wheels (light-alloy wheels optional)
  • Wheel rims
    drop center rim 6 J x 14 HB
  • Tires
    7.35 V 14 (6 PR)
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    3-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: 2.31; II: 1.46; III: 1.0; R: 1.84
  • Final drive ratio
    3.23
  • Maximum speed
    200 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    10.1 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    15.0 l
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10 %
  • Wheelbase
    2850 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1482 / 1485 mm
  • Length
    5000 mm
  • Width
    1810 mm
  • Height
    1440 mm
  • Kerb weight
    1705 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    2168 kg
  • Units produced
    8173
  • Prices
    not available in Germany
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