280 SE
  • Model
    W 116 E 28
  • Description
    116.024
  • Production
    08.1972 / 09.1972 - 07.1980
  • production start-up pre-production series / standard production - end of production
  • Combustion principle
    four-stroke petrol (with manifold injection)
  • Configuration
    front, longitudinal; vertical
  • Engine type
    M 110 E 28 / 110.983; from 02.1976: 110.985
  • Number of cylinders / arrangement
    6 / in line
  • Bore x Stroke
    86.0 x 78.8 mm
  • Total displacement
    2746 cc (tax classification: 2717 cc)
  • Compression ratio
    9.0; from 02.1976: 8.7
  • Rated output
    185 hp / 136 kW at 6000 rpm;~from 02.1976: 177 hp / 130 kW at 6000 rpm;~from 04.1978: 185 hp / 136 kW at 5800 rpm
  • Rated torque
    24.3 mkg at 4500 rpm; from 02.1976: 23.8 mkg at 4500 rpm;~from 04.1978: 24.5 mkg at 4500 rpm
  • Number of valves / arrangement
    1 intake, 1 exhaust / V-shaped overhead
  • Valve operation
    2 overhead camshafts
  • Camshaft drive
    double roller chain
  • Fuel system
    manifold injection, electronically controlled (Bosch D-Jetronic);~from 02.1976 mechanically controlled (Bosch K-Jetronic)
  • Fuel tank: position / capacity
    above the rear axle / 96 l
  • Frame design
    steel unit body
  • Front-wheel suspension
    double wishbone
  • Rear-wheel suspension
    semi-trailing arm axle (hydropneumatic level control optional)
  • Front springs
    coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Rear springs
    coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension, torsion bar stabiliser
  • Shock absorber front/rear
    telescopic shock absorbers
  • Steering
    recirculating-ball power steering
  • Brake system (foot brake)
    hydraulic dual-circuit brake system with vacuum booster, antilock system optional from 12.1978; 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 J x 14 H 2-B
  • Tires
    185 HR 14
  • Driven wheels
    rear wheels
  • Drivetrain
    divided cardan shaft
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard (until 04.1977)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.90; II. 2.30; III. 1.41; IV. 1.0; R. 3.66
  • Final drive ratio
    3.69
  • Maximum speed
    200 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    10.5 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    12.5 l
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10 %
  • Gearing
    4-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    as standard (until 04.1977)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.98; II. 2.29; III. 1.45; IV. 1.0; R. 3.74
  • Final drive ratio
    3.69
  • Maximum speed
    200 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    10.5 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    12.5 l
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10 %
  • Gearing
    5-speed manual transmission
  • Availibility
    option (until 06.1976)
  • Shifting
    central floor gear shift lever
  • Clutch
    dry single-disc clutch
  • Transmission type
    change-speed gear
  • Gear ratios
    I. 3.96; II. 2.34; III. 1.44; IV. 1.0; V. 0.875; R. 3.72
  • Final drive ratio
    3.92
  • Maximum speed
    200 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    10.5 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    12.5 l
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10 %
  • 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. 3.98; II. 2.39; III. 1.46; IV. 1.0; R. 5.47
  • Final drive ratio
    3.69
  • Maximum speed
    195 km/h
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    11.3 s
  • Comments
    acceleration by shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h (2 occupants)
  • Fuel consumption
    12.5 l
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70030: consumption, determined at 3/4 of top-speed (not more than 110 km/h), plus 10 %
  • Wheelbase
    2860 mm
  • Front / rear track
    1521 / 1505 mm
  • Length
    4960 mm
  • Width
    1870 mm
  • Height
    1425 mm
  • Kerb weight
    1610 kg
  • by Guideline
    DIN 70020 (ready to drive, including fuel, spare wheel and tool kit)
  • Gross weight
    2130 kg
  • Units produced
    150,593
  • Prices
    09.1972: DM 25,530.00
    03.1973: DM 26,806.50
    02.1974: DM 28,016.40
    06.1974: DM 29,193.00
    02.1975: DM 30,891.30
    02.1977: DM 32,289.90
    01.1978: DM 32,580.80
    04.1978: DM 34,115.20
    08.1978: DM 34,619.20
    12.1978: DM 35,324.80
    05.1979: DM 35,520.80
    01.07.1979: DM 35,837.95
    16.07.1979: DM 36,532.90
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