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1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Specs

General Specifications

Price:$6 731 USD

Engine Specifications

Engine Specifications:Inline 6
Displacement:2778 cc / 169.5 cu in
Bore:86.5 mm / 3.41 in
Stroke:78.8 mm / 3.1 in
Power:134.2 kw / 180.0 bhp @ 5700 rpm
Specific output:64.79 bhp per litre
Torque:261.7 nm / 193.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm

Chassis & body

Body/Frame:Unit Construction w/ Steel & Aluminum Panels
Driven wheels:Front Engine / RWD
Front tires:185 HR-14
Rear tires:185 HR-14
Front brakes:Discs
Front brake size:274 mm / 10.8 in
Rear brake size:279 mm / 11.0 in
Front wheels:F 35.6 x 15.2 cm / 14.0 x 6.0 in
Rear wheels:R 35.6 x 15.2 cm / 14.0 x 6.0 in
Steering:Recirculating Ball w/ Power Assist


Transmission:4-Speed Auto
Gear ratios:3.98:1, 2.52:1, 1.58:1, 1.00:1
Final drive:4.08:1

Car dimensions

Weight:1415 kg / 3120 lbs
Wheelbase:2400 mm / 94.5 in
Front track:1481 mm / 58.3 in
Rear track:1486 mm / 58.5 in
Length:4288 mm / 168.8 in
Width:1778 mm / 70.0 in
Height:1306 mm / 51.4 in

Speed performance

Car top speed:183.5 kph / 114.0 mph
0 - 60 mph:10.3 seconds
0 - 100 mph:31.5 seconds
0 - 1/4 mile:17.3 seconds

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