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1970 Mercedes-Benz 280S news, pictures, specifications, and information
The 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280S was powered by carbureted 169.5 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine that offered nearly 160 horsepower. It was available as a 4-door, 5 passenger sedan priced at $6,275.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2011
The Mercedes-Benz 280 SE was produced from 1965 through September 1972. Mounted under the bonnet as a six-cylinder engine fitted with a fuel injection system. (The 250S and 280S had carbureted engines.) By 1970, Mercedes-Benz introduced a larger, eight-cylinder engine displacing 3.5 liters. It was available in a sedan, coupe, and convertible bodystyles with a total of 5187 examples of the coupe and convertibles being built. The standard sedan was far more popular with 91,051 examples produced. Part of the popularity was the price tag which was almost half the cost of the convertible option, which carried a sticker price of $12,444.

A four-speed manual gearbox was standard with an automatic available as option equipment. Disk brakes could be found at all four corners. With just under 100,000 examples produced during their short lifespan, these were very important and popular for the Mercedes-Benz company.

By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2010
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