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Mercedes-Benz 280S Beige '69


Reference CH9292
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 280S Beige '69
Type berline
Construction year 1969
KM 70380
Cilinder displacement 2778
Gears automatic
Steering left hand drive


The W108 and W109 were premièred at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1965. The initial model lineup consisted of three W108s: 250S, 250SE, and 300SE, as well as a sole W109, the 300SEL. Engines for the new car were carried over from the previous generation, but enlarged and refined.

The W108 included 280S and 280SE, with production starting in November 1967. These replaced the 250S, 250SE and 300SE, however production of export-designated 250S would continue until March 1969. For the W109, the 300SEL finally retired the M189 engine, and received the 280Se's 2.8 M130. In January 1968, the model line was joined by yet another car, the 280SEL. The car had the longer wheelbase of the W109, but lacked


  • Bodywork
  • Length: cm (in): 490 (192.9)
  • Width: cm (in): 181 (71.3)
  • Height: cm (in): 144 (56.7)
  • Wheelbase: cm (in): 275 (108.3)
  • Weight: kg (lb): 1470 (3241)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement: inline 6 2778 cc (170 cu in)
  • Valve gear: 12
  • Fuel system: 2 Zenith 35/40 carburetors
  • Gearbox: 3-speed automatic
  • Driven wheels: rear-wheel drive
  • Maximum power: 138 hp at 5200 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 224 Nm at 3600 rpm
  • Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph)
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