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MERCEDES-BENZ 280S/280SE (1968-72)

4-door 5-seater saloon.

2.8-litre six-cylinder derivatives of first Daimler-Benz S-Class (W108 variety), altogether bigger and heavier than cars described above, on 108ins wheelbase, with 140bhp or 160bhp and up to 118mph. Seven-bearing single cam engines were smooth and refined, but handling was rather oversteery with old-type swing axle rear ends. At least no aggressive fins, but very similar style to 'New Generation' types.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
2778cc (S6 OC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1968 to 1972  
Number produced:
93,666/91,051