Debuts at Frankfurt am Main and the Hockenheimring

  • Date
    25 April 1972
  • Description
    The new 280, 280 E, 280 C and 280 CE – which round off the top end of the 114 series – are presented to the international press in Frankfurt am Main and on the Hockenheimring. The models are powered by a newly developed M 110 series 2.8-litre six-cylinder engine with two overhead camshafts. The carburettor version of the power unit (in the 280 and 280 C) develops 118 kW / 160 hp and the fuel-injected variant 136 kW / 185 hp.
Mercedes-Benz 280, 280 E, W 114
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Mercedes-Benz 280, 280 E
Mercedes-Benz 280 E, 
The external distinguishing feature of the 280 / 280 E W 114 is the rear bumper extending to the wing.
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Mercedes-Benz 280 E
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
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