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Mercedes-Benz 280SL (R 107 E 28) Technical Specifications & Manuals Series 107: R 107 E 28 280SL



Mercedes Benz 280SL Series R107 Production

280 SL Production Schedule

Vehicle

Year # Produced

280SL

Roadster

R107

1974 297
1975 1,020
1976 1,099
1977 1,347
1978 1,536
1979 2,155
1980 2,429
1981 2,628
1982 3,165
1983 3,393
1984 3,529
1985 2,838
Total: 25,436

Mercedes Benz 280SL Series 107 Workshop Service and Repair Manuals

bullet Mercedes Benz 280SL Chassis and Body Manual
bullet Mercedes Benz 280SL Transmission Manual
bullet Mercedes Benz 280SL Climate Control Heat / AC Manual
bullet Mercedes Benz 280SL Electrical Troubleshooting Manual
bullet Mercedes Benz 280SL Maintenance Manual
bullet Mercedes Benz 280SL Motor / Engine Manual
bullet Mercedes Benz 280SL Motor and Transmission Mounts Manual
bullet Mercedes Benz 280SL Brake Service manual
bullet Mercedes Benz 280SL Owners Manual

Mercedes-Benz 280SL Specifications

Series Designation: 107

bullet Years of Manufacture: 280SL 1974 - 1985
bullet Number Built: 25,436
bullet Price at Introduction:
  • 280SL R107 Roadster: DM 32,445
bullet Date of Introduction: May, 1974
bullet Chassis/Body:
  • Unit frame and body
bullet Exterior Dimensions 450SL:
  • Total Length: 4390mm
  • Total Width: 1790mm
  • Height at Kerb Weight: 1300mm
  • Wheelbase: 2460mm
  • Front Track: 1452mm
  • Rear Track: 1440mm
bullet Kerb Weight:
  • Roadster: 1500kg
bullet Fuel Tank: 90 litres
bullet Turning Circle:
  • 10.34 metres
bullet Transmission (Manual, 4 Speed):
  • 1st: 3.98:1
  • 2nd: 2.39:1
  • 3rd: 1.46:1
  • 4th: 1.00:1
bullet Transmission (Manual, 5 Speed):
  • 1st: 3.96:1
  • 2nd: 2.34:1
  • 3rd: 1.43:1
  • 4th: 1.00:1
  • 5th: 0.88:1
bullet Transmission (Manual, 4 Speed, from 1976):
  • 1st: 3.90:1
  • 2nd: 2.30:1
  • 3rd: 1.41:1
  • 4th: 1.00:1
bullet Transmission (Manual, 4 Speed, from 1979):
  • 1st: 3.98:1
  • 2nd: 2.29:1
  • 3rd: 1.45:1
  • 4th: 1.00:1
bullet Clutch:
  • Single cushion disc, dry plate clutch
bullet Rear Axle Ratio:
  • Manual 4 Speed and Auto: 3.69:1
  • Manual 5 Speed: 3.92
bullet Engine Speed at 100 km/h:
  • 3140 rpm
bullet 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h):
  • Manual: 9.5 seconds (approx)
  • Automatic: 10.01 seconds (approx)
bullet Maximum Speed:
  • Manual: 127 mph (205 km/h)
  • Automatic: 124 mph (200 km/h)
bullet Engine 6 Cylinder M 110:
  • Capacity: 2746cc 168ci
  • Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders in-line configuration
  • Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
  • Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv, overhead camshaft
  • Fuel System: Bosch electronic (from 1979 mechanical with air flow sensor)
  • Bore and Stroke: 86mm x 78.8mm (3.41 x 3.10 inch)
  • Power: 185 hp (DIN) @ 6000rpm
  • Torque: 24.3 mkg @ 4500rpm (175.8 ft/lb)
  • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
bullet Ignition and Electrical:
  • 12 volt
  • Coil and alternator
bullet Exhaust:
  • Single tail-pipe
bullet Suspension:
  • Independent front and rear, double wishbones, diagnol-pivot swing axle
bullet Steering:
  • Recirculating ball, servo assisted, ratio: 15.6:1 (3.0 turns)
bullet Brakes:
  • Front: Vented Disc, 278mm (10.9 inch)
  • Rear: Solid Disc, 279mm (11.0 inch)
bullet Wheels:
  • 14" Pressed steel disc wheels or optional alloy
bullet Tyres:
  • 185 HR 14

Compare Mercedes Benz Series 107 Models

Mercedes-Benz R107 SL Comparison Chart Top Speed
Model Years # Built Engine BHP Torque Trans mph/kph 0-100 km/h
280SL 1974-1985 25,500 2746cc I6 185 176 4 Speed Auto 124/200 11
280SLC 1974-1981 10,700 2746cc I6 185 176 4 Speed Auto 124/200 11
300SL 1985-1989 N/A 2962cc I6 188 192 4 Speed Auto 127/204 9.6
350SL 1970-1980 15,300 3499cc V8 200 211 3 Speed Auto 127/204 9
350SLC 1971-1980 14,000 3499cc V8 200 211 3 Speed Auto 127/204 9
380SL 1980-1985 53,200 3818cc V8 218 224 4 Speed Auto 134/216 9
380SLC 1980-1985 3,700 3818c V8 218 224 4 Speed Auto 134/216 9
420SL 1985-1989 N/A 4196cc V8 218 242 4 Speed Auto 134/216 9
450SL 1971-1980 66,300 4520cc V8 225 279 3 Speed Auto 134/216 8.5
450SLC 1972-1980 31,800 4520cc V8 225 279 3 Speed Auto 134/216 8.5
450SLC 5.0 1977-1981 2,700 4990cc V8 240 297 3 Speed Auto 140/225 8.5
500SL 1980-1989 N/A 4973cc V8 240 297 4 Speed Auto 140/225 7.8
500SLC 1980-1989 1,300 4973cc V8 249 297 4 Speed Auto 140/225 7.8
560SL 1985-1989 1,300 5547cc V8 300 279 4 Speed Auto 137/220 8

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