1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Steel unibody with auxiliary front frame
Production Years for Series : 1968 - 1971
Price : $6,480-$6,900
Weight : 3100 lbs | 1406.136 kg

Power

Inline 6
Displacement : 2778 cc | 169.5 cu in. | 2.8 L.
Power : 180 BHP (132.48 KW) @ 5750 RPM
Torque :193 Ft-Lbs (262 NM) @ 4500 RPM
Bore : 3.4 in | 87 mm.
Stroke : 3.1 in | 79 mm.
Compression : 9.5:1
Main Bearings : 7
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Cylinder Head : Aluminum
Bosch electronic port fuel injection
Transmission:
4 Manual , 4 Automatic , 5 Manual ZF

Production Figures

Total Mercedes-Benz Production for 1968 : 256,713
1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Dimensions

Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 192.9 in | 4900 mm.
Width : 69.3 in | 1760 mm.
Height : 52.0 in | 1321 mm.
Wheelbase : 94.5 in | 2400 mm.
Front Track : 58.4 in | 1483 mm.
Rear Track : 58.5 in | 1486 mm.
Coupe
Price : $6,650
Weight : 3100 lbs | 1406.136 kg
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 192.9 in | 4900 mm.
Width : 69.3 in | 1760 mm.
Height : 52.0 in | 1321 mm.
Wheelbase : 94.5 in | 2400 mm.
Front Track : 58.4 in | 1483 mm.
Rear Track : 58.5 in | 1486 mm.
Coupe/Roadster
Price : $6,900
Weight : 3100 lbs | 1406.136 kg
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 192.9 in | 4900 mm.
Width : 69.3 in | 1760 mm.
Height : 52.0 in | 1321 mm.
Wheelbase : 94.5 in | 2400 mm.
Front Track : 58.4 in | 1483 mm.
Rear Track : 58.5 in | 1486 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Unequal-length A-arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar

Rear : Single low-pivot swing axles with trailing arms, coil springs and automatic leveling

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 185x14

1968 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $2,822
Avg. Household Income : $7,850
Avg. Home : $14,950
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.34

The 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL measures 69.30 inches in width, 192.90 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 94.50 inches.


Concepts by Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Monthly Sales Volume

November 2019
33,721
October 2019
27,867
September 2019
27,433
August 2019
24,771
July 2019
24,612
May 2019
27,080
April 2019
22,949
March 2019
27,004
January 2019
22,507
Additional Sales Volume Data


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