Mercedes-Benz 280SL 1963-71 ‘Pagoda’
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Mercedes-Benz 280SL 1966 specifications
Engine: 6 Cylinder inline, ohv, water cooled, cast iron block & head
Displacement: 2,778cc
Bore & Stroke: 86.5mm x 78.8mm
Compression ratio: 9.0 to 1
Carburation: petrol, injection
Power output: 180bhp at 5,700rpm
Maximum Torque: 193 lb/ft at 4,500rpm
Maximum Speed: approx. 76mph
Acceleration: 0-60mph 10.3secs
Overall Fuel Consumption: 26mpg
Construction: Steel body & panels bolted to steel backbone frame
Transmission: RWD, 4-speed automatic
Brakes: hydraulic, discs front and rear
Steering: recirclulating ball, power assisted
Suspension front & rear: Independant coil telescopic dampers all round
Wheels: Bolt-on 14in pressed steel disc

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 2,400mm
Track - front: 1,481mm
Track - rear: 1,486mm
Overall length: 428.8mm
Overall width: 1,778mm
Overall height: 1,306mm
Ground clearance: 127mm
Dry weight: 1,416kg
Fuel Tank: 82.1 litres

280SL Production
1963–1971: 48,912 built
Assembly: Stuttgart Sindelfingen, West Germany