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1965-1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 250/280SE coupe/cabriolet specifications

1965-1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 250/280SE coupe/cabriolet specifications Classic and Performance Car

With the 1965 launch of the S-class saloon, the smaller engined versions of the Coupé and Cabriolet were both improved and rationalised by being given the 2.5-litre engine from the new cars. That added 30bhp, and rear disc brakes were added at the same time. Two years later, when the 300SE was dropped, the 280SE replaced both that and the 250SE with its 2.8-litre 160bhp straight-six with revised fuel injection for better economy. From 1969 a five-speed manual gearbox became an option. Cabriolets are worth around 70% more than Coupés.

Production

  • Production:
    6213
  • Price at launch:
    £4,275
  • Price (excellent)
    £20,000
  • Price (good):
    £15,000
  • Price (average):
    £9,000
  • Price (project):
    £5,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    11.8secs
  • Top speed:
    118.0mph
  • Power:
    148.0bhp
  • Torque:
    159.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    18.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, double wishbone, air spring, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, swing axle, air spring, anti-roll bar
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4900mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2750mm
  • Width:
    1810mm
  • Height:
    1440mm
  • Weight:
    1480kgs

Mercedes-Benz 250/280se Coupe/Cabriolet Classifieds

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