PKW4181 "Stroke Eight" coupés, Types 250 C - 280 CE (114 series), 1968 - 1973

"Stroke Eight" coupés, Types 250 C - 280 CE (114 series), 1968 - 1973

In November 1968 the new coupé models 250 C and 250 CE were presented to representatives of the international press that had gathered in Hockenheim. These models were to round off the 114/115 series at the upper end. For the first time, the intermediate-class product line featured an exclusive coupé version.

The basic technical concept as well as the design of the new models was mainly derived from the saloons. With respect to chassis, power unit and framework, the coupés closely resembled the 250 Type saloon, and up to the A-pillar, even the body of the two versions was identical. Starting from the A-pillar, however, the differences became rather more pronounced: The coupé had a flatter front screen and a roof that was 45 mm lower compared to that of the saloon; last but not least it was a two-door model, of course. The front and rear side windows came without a frame and were fully retractable. Due to the missing B-pillar, an uninterrupted fresh air zone was created in true hardtop manner. Another distinguishing feature was the longer rear bumper which extended right up to the wheel arches and harmonised well with the long rear of the car.

The elegant sportscar characteristics of the coupé were underscored by different engine options, which were available with the car. With its 2.5-liter 6-cylinder unit, the coupé, too, was equipped with the most powerful engine of the broad range of engines available within series 114/115. Apart from a carburettor version, which - as had been the case with the saloon - delivered 130 hp, a 150 hp injection-engine was also available and was used exclusively for the coupé.

The 250 CE was the first of all Mercedes-Benz serially produced passenger cars to be fitted with a very important novelty, the so-called "D-Jetronic". This was an electronic fuel-injection system, manufactured by Bosch, which replaced the former mechanical multi-plunger injection pump.

Together with the saloons 280 and 280 E, the corresponding coupé versions 280 C and 280 CE were presented in April 1972. All four models had a completely new 6-cylinder engine with two overhead camshafts. In the coupé, the 160 hp carburettor version succeeded the 2.5-liter injection engine, so that the 250 CE was taken out of production in order to make room for the 280 C. The 280 CE with a 185 hp engine broadened the performance spectrum of the series and became its new top car.

With the appearance of the 280 C and 280 CE Types on the market, the 250 C, too, was now fitted with a slightly derated 130 hp version of the 2.8-liter engine, which had been carried over from the 280 S. The export version of the 250 C, which was destined for the United States and Canada, had been fitted with this engine as early as July 1969.

Mercedes-Benz "Stroke Eight" Coupé of the W 114 series
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Mercedes-Benz Coupé W 114
Fittings, Mercedes-Benz Coupé Type 280 CE from 1971
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Mercedes-Benz 280 CE Coupé
Armaturen, Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 280 CE aus dem Jahre 1971
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MB Coupé 280 CE
Mercedes-Benz 280, 280 E and 280 C, 280 CE (W 114 / 115) from 1972 had a long bumper at the rear as a special feature.
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Mercedes-Benz 280, 280 E and 280 C, 280 CE
Slim line: The Mercedes-Benz Coupés of the "Stroke Eight" family showed sporty elegance. Available were the types 250 C, 250 CE, 280 C and 280 CE, 1969
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Mercedes-Benz Coupé 250 C, 250 CE, 280 C, 280 CE
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 C, 250 CE, 280 C, 280 CE, aus dem Jahre 1969
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MB Coupé 250 C, 250 CE, 280 C, 280 CE
Mercedes-Benz 250 C, 250 CE, 280 C, 280 CE Coupé, 1969
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Mercedes-Benz 250 C, 250 CE, 280 C, 280 CE Coupé
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 C, 250 CE, aus den Jahren 1968 bis 1973
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MB Coupé 250 C, 250 CE
Das Steuergerät (D- Jetronic) der elektronischen Einspritzanlage im Mercedes-Benz 250 CE Coupé, 1968 - 1972. In diesem Gerät gibt es 270-elektronische Bauelemente, darunter etwa 30-Transistoren und 45-Dioden.
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Mercedes-Benz 250 CE Einspritz-Elektronik
Mercedes-Benz TELDIX anti-lock braking system. 
When braking in the corner, the car with anti-lock braking system follows exactly its track. Without an anti-lock braking system, the car runs out of the lane if the brake pedal is pressed too hard, Untertürkheim entrance, 1970
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Mercedes-Benz "Stroke Eight" Coupé with ABS
Vordersitze und Armaturen, Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 C, 250 CE, aus den Jahren 1968 bis 1973
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MB Coupé 250 C, 250 CE
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 C bzw. CE, aus den Jahren 1968 bis 1973
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Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 C bzw. CE, aus den Jahren 1968 bis 1973
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MB Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 280 CE aus dem Jahre 1971
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MB Coupé 280 CE
Mercedes-Benz 280 / 280 C
M 110 carburettor engine
114 series, 1972
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Mercedes-Benz 280 / 280 C
The M 110 engine of the Mercedes-Benz 280 E / 280 CE with light alloy cylinder head and D- Jetronic, from the years 1971 to 1976.
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Mercedes-Benz 280 E / 280 CE
Motorraum, Mercedes-Benz Typ MB 280 bzw. 280 C,  aus den Jahren 1971 bis 1976
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Motorraum, MB 280 bzw. 280 C
Kraftstoffpumpe für D-Jetronic, frühe Ausführung mit drei Anschlüssen
(Elektronik-Einspritzung) des Mercedes-Benz Motors M 114 E 25
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Kraftstoffpumpe des Motors M 114 E 25
Mercedes-Benz 250 C / CE, W 114
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Mercedes-Benz 250 C / CE
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 280 CE, der Baureihe 114, aus dem Jahre 1973.
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Typ 280 CE, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz ''Strich-Acht'' Motortyp 250 E (Baureihe 114, 115), 1968.
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W 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 CE der Baureihe 114, 1968-72
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Typ 250 CE Coupé, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 CE der Baureihe 114, 1968-72
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Typ 250 CE Coupé, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 CE der Baureihe 114, 1968-72
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Typ 250 CE Coupé, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 CE der Baureihe 114, 1968-72
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Typ 250 CE Coupé, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 280 C der Baureihe 114, USA-Ausführung
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Typ 280 C, Coupé, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 280 C der Baureihe 114, USA-Ausführung
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Typ 280 C, Coupé, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 280 C der Baureihe 114, USA-Ausführung
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Typ 280 C, Coupé, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 280 C der Baureihe 114, USA-Ausführung
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Typ 280 C, Coupé, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 280 CE der Baureihe 114
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Typ 280 CE Coupé, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 C der Baureihe 114
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Typ 250 C Coupé, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 C der Baureihe 114
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Typ 250 C Coupé, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 C der Baureihe 114
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Typ 250 C Coupé, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 C der Baureihe 114
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Typ 250 C Coupé, Baureihe 114
Mercedes-Benz Coupé Typ 250 C der Baureihe 114
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Typ 250 C Coupé, Baureihe 114
Werbeanzeige Mercedes-Benz: "Einladung zur Vorstellung des neuen Mercedes-Benz Coupés 250 C/CE.", Walter Schmidt, Vertreter der Daimler-Benz AG, Lübeck, Mercedes-Benz Typ 250 C/CE,  Baureihe 114 und 115
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Advertising Passenger Cars 1968
Werbeanzeige Mercedes-Benz: "Das sind die Wagen der neuen Mercedes-Benz Generation", Motiv: Mercedes-Benz 250, 280 S
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Advertising Passenger Cars 1968
Mercedes-Benz 250 C, 280 C, 280 CE
Coupé Modellgepflegte Ausführung ab 1973
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Mercedes-Benz 250 C, 280 C, 280 CE
The M110 engine of the Mercedes-Benz 280 E or 280 CE with light alloy cylinder head and D-Jetronic, from the years 1971 to 1976.
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Injection engine, 280 E or 280 CE
Weight room in the "Stroke Eight": This is where the M 110 engine of the Mercedes-Benz 280 E/280 CE works, equipped with a light-alloy cylinder head and D-Jetronic injection. Class W 114, W 115, 1972 - 1973
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Mercedes-Benz 280, 280 E and 280 C, 280 CE (W114/115)
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