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MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 SALOON

4-door 5-seater saloon.

Following on from above, new V8 engine now applied to 280SE style and structure, more properly should have been named 350SE. Relatively rare, expensive, and always stuffed with 'extras' in UK, all with automatic, power steering, electric windows and typical West German plush trim, but still with swing-axle rear end and soft ride. 125mph all out in great comfort and reliability. Long-wheelbase version (280SEL 3.5) made in very limited quantities but not sold in UK. Very attractive, and looks from a far more modern age than its curvaceous predecessor.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
3499cc (V8 OC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1971 to 1972  
Number produced:
11,309