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MERCEDES-BENZ 230.6/250/250 2.8/280E

4-door 5-seater saloon.

Another major derivative of the 'New Generation' body structures, this coded as W114, all on same wheelbase and using same style, only distinguished by badging. 250 2.8s sold here from autumn 1972, with 140bhp 'six' and 118mph top speed, but fastest of all was new twin-cam 280E from same time, with 185bhp/125mph. Confusing range to annotate and for customers to understand, but something for everyone in splendidly-built if soulless Daimler-Benz fashion.

Technical Specifications

2292cc/2496cc/2778cc (S6 OC)/2746cc (S6 DOC) 
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1968 to 1976  
Number produced:
see 230.4 figs/78,303/34,061/22,836