Mercedes-Benz 280 SL is a drop-head coupe (cabriolet, convertible) with 2 doors, 2 seats and rear wheel drive (RWD). This model has been launched in 1970. The vehicle's measurements are as follows: length - 4285.00 mm, width - 1761.00 mm, height - 1319.00 mm. Additionally, its wheelbase is 2399.00 mm, its front and rear track are 1485.00 mm and 1484.00 mm respectively. 1360 kg is its curb weight. The engine of Mercedes-Benz 280 SL is naturally-aspirated, 6-cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder, 2778 cc, single overhead camshaft (SOHC). It is installed in the front of the vehicle and its alignment is longitudinal. The cylinders inside are inline-arranged. The piston stroke length is 78.80 mm and the cylinder diameter is 86.50 mm. The compression ratio of the pistons is 9.50:1. The maximum torque and maximum power produced by the engine are 239 Nm at 4500 rpm and 125 kW / 170 ps at 5750 rpm respectively. This model has an injection fuel system. The oiling system of the engine is wet sump. The vehicle can accelerate for 9.00 s from 0 to 100 km/h. The Mercedes-Benz 280 SL has a 4-speed manual transmission. The top gear ratio is 1.00:1. Its final drive ratio is 3.69:1. The fuel tank's capacity is 82.00 l. The vehicle has a recirculating ball steering mechanism. The steering wheel can make 4.1 complete rotations from one extreme position to another. The rear suspension includes coil springs, swing axle and the front suspension - anti-roll bar, coil springs, double wishbones, independent. The size of the front wheels is 6J x 14 HB. The size of the rear wheels is 6J x 14 HB. The size/type of the front tyres is 185 HR 14. The type/size of tyres in the rear is 185 HR 14. The front brakes are set up with disks. The rear brakes are set up with disks, servo assistance. The front brakes diameter is 273.00 mm and the rear brakes one is 279.00 mm.
The name of the company, which has manufactured this vehicle.
The series the vehicle's model belongs to.
The model name of the vehicle.
The code provided by the manufacturer, which marks this model.
|W 113 E 28|
A family this model belongs to.
The year since the model has been in production.
|Type of vehicle|
Information about the body type of this vehicle.
|drop-head coupe (cabriolet, convertible)|
The type of the drive system used in the vehicle.
|rear wheel drive (RWD)|
|Number of seats|
The number of seats the vehicle has.
|Number of doors|
The number of doors the vehicle has.
The distance from the rear-most point to the front-most point of the vehicle.
|4285.00 mm (millimeters)|
168.7008 in (inches)
14.0584 ft (feet)
The width of the vehicle. Devices like door handles, mirrors and lights usually are not included in the calculation of the width. The width is measured with doors and windows closed and the wheels in a straight-ahead position.
|1761.00 mm (millimeters)|
69.3307 in (inches)
5.7776 ft (feet)
The distance from the floor to the top-most part of the vehicle.
|1319.00 mm (millimeters)|
51.9291 in (inches)
4.3274 ft (feet)
The horizontal distance between the centers of the front and rear wheels. The distance between the front and rear axle.
|2399.00 mm (millimeters)|
94.4488 in (inches)
7.8707 ft (feet)
The distance between the centers of the wheels on the front axle.
|1485.00 mm (millimeters)|
58.4646 in (inches)
4.8720 ft (feet)
The distance between the centers of the wheels on the rear axle.
|1484.00 mm (millimeters)|
58.4252 in (inches)
4.8688 ft (feet)
The distance from the lowest hanging point under the vehicle to the ground, measured with standard vehicle equipment, without cargo or passengers.
The weight of a vehicle with standard equipment and all necessary operating consumables, without passengers or cargo.
|1360 kg (kilograms)|
2998.29 lb (pounds)
The percentage of weight distribution on the front and rear tyres.
The name of the company, which has manufactured the enginge.
The code of the engine.
The total volume of the air/fuel mixture an engine can produce during one complete cycle. The engine displacement is the sum if the displacement of its cylinders, which includes the volume of the space between the upper and lower dead point of every cylinder.
|~ 2.8 l (liters)|
2778 cc (cubic centimeters)
|Number of cylinders|
The total number of cylinders in the engine. A cylinder is the space, in which a piston moves between it's upper and lower dead point.
Information on how the cylinders in the engine are arranged. Some of the most common arrangements are: Inline, V and Boxer (opposite).
|Valves per cylinder|
Most engines have two or more valves per cylinder to control the flow of gases and fluids at proper timings. Intake valves are used to control the flow of air and fuel into each cylinder, while the exhaust valves make sure exhaust gases leave the cylinder.
The diameter of the cylinder in the engine. Most internal combustion engines have bores in the 70 mm - 105 mm range.
|86.50 mm (millimeters)|
3.4055 in (inches)
0.2838 ft (feet)
The length of the piston stroke within the cylinders. The distance the piston travels back-and-forth between it's upper and lower dead point.
|78.80 mm (millimeters)|
3.1024 in (inches)
0.2585 ft (feet)
The ratio between the largest and the smallest volume of the combustion chamber when the piston is at the top of its stroke (smallest volume) and the bottom of its stroke (largest volume).
Break mean effective pressure is the average pressure that acts on the piston. The higher the pressure is, the more optimized design has been achieved. BMEP takes into account engine's volume, rpm and power output.
|157.53 psi (pounds per square inch)|
1086.13 kPa (kilopascals)
10.86 bar (bars)
The type of aspiration. Some engines are naturally aspirated, while others are turbo/supercharged.
The design of the engine in regards to the number and arrangement of camshaft(s), intake and exhaust valves, etc.
|single overhead camshaft (SOHC)|
The lubricating oil system used to oil the engine's parts. Lubrication prevents friction and respectively - wearing out of the elements, which are in contact while the engine is working. There are two main types of sump systems - wet and dry.
The main bearings are the bearings on which the crankshaft rotates. The number of main bearings depends on the engine type.
The type of engine coolant system used to remove the heat from the engine.
An air-to-air or air-to-liquid heat exchange device used between the turbo and the intake manifold to reduce the temperature of the air, which increases its density.
The location of the engine in the vehicle - whether it is front mounted, middle mounted or rear mounted.
The alignment/orientation of the engine in the vehicle. A transverse engine is mounted so that the engine's crankshaft axis is perpendicular to the long axis of the vehicle. Longitudinal engine is mounted so that the crankshaft is paralel to the long axis of the vehicle.
The fuel system type used to store and supply fuel in the cylinder chamber.
It reduces the toxicity of the emissions from the engine by causing a chemical reaction that transforms harmful gases into less harmful substances.
The maximum amount of power the engine can produce.
|125 kW (kilowatts)|
170 ps (Pferdestärke)
168 hp (horse power)
|Max power at rpm|
The number of revolutions per minute at which the engine produces its maximum power.
|5750 rpm (revolutions per minute)|
The maximum torque the engine can produce. Torque is the turning effect, produced when force is applied to rotate an object around an axis, fulcrum, or pivot.
|239 Nm (newton meters)|
176 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
24 kgm (kilogram meters)
|Max torque at rpm|
The number of revolutions per minute at which the engine produces its maximum torque.
|4500 rpm (revolutions per minute)|
The maximum speed the vehicle can achieve.
|201 km/h (kilometers per hour)|
124.90 mph (miles per hour)
The maximum number of revolutions per minute of the crankshaft the engine is allowed to run.
|0 - 60 mph|
The time in seconds in which the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour.
|0 - 100 km/h|
The time in seconds the vehicle needs to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour.
|9.00 s (seconds)|
|Quarter mile time|
The time in seconds the vehicle needs to do a quarter mile.
|Drag coefficient (Cd/Cx/Cw)|
Quantifies the resistance (drag) of the vehicle, while moving through the air. Contemporary automobiles achieve a drag coefficient from 0.30 to 0.35. Cd is also known as Cx in France and Cw in Germany
|Frontal area (A)|
The total surface area of the front of a vehicle that is exposed to the air flow.
|Drag area (CdA)|
Expresses the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle and is measured by multiplying the drag coefficient (Cd) and the frontal surface area (A). The lower the drag area is the more efficient aerodynamically the vehicle is.
The maximum amount of fuel that the vehicle's fuel tank can hold.
|82.00 l (liters)|
21.66 US gal (US gallons)
18.04 UK gal (UK gallons)
|Fuel consumption - urban|
The amount of fuel used by the vehicle to cover the distance of 100 kilometers where the speed varies from 0 to 50 km/h.
|Fuel consumption - extra urban|
The amount of fuel used by the vehicle to cover the distance of 100 kilometers where the speed varies from 80 to 120 km/h.
|Fuel consumption - combined|
The average amount of fuel consumed by the vehicle per unit distance in urban and extra-urban traffic.
Information about the carbone dioxide emitted by the vehicle. The average CO2 emissions rating is 167 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer driven.
Information about the front suspension mechanism used in the vehicle. The mechanical system that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis of the vehicle.
Information about the rear suspension mechanism used in the vehicle. The suspension contributes to the vehicle's handling and braking, isolates the passengers from the road noise and vibrations.
A transmission a.k.a gearbox adapts the output of the engine to the drive wheels. The transmission can increase the torque while reducing the speed of the crankshaft or do the opposite - reduce the torque while increasing the speed of the crankshaft.
|Number of gears|
The number of gears in the transmision of the vehicle.
|Top gear ratio|
The gear ratio of the top gear. The gears ratio expresses the ratio between the number of teeth of the larger gear and the pinion, or simply put the ratio between the gears radiuses/diameters. E.g. the ratio of a gear with 24 teeth and a pinion with 13 teeth is 1.84:1.
|Final drvie ratio|
The final drive ratio expresses the ratio between the number of rotations of the drive shaft for one rotation of a wheel or the ratio between the number of revolutions of the pinion for one revolution of the drive axle.
The brake system used on the front wheels. In general, the brake system transmits the force from the brake pedal to the brake pads, which allows the vehicle to slow down and stop.
Information about the brake system used on the rear wheels.
|Front brake diameter|
The diameter of the front brake disks. The brake disk is located between the brake pads, which when forced against both sides of the disk slow and stop the rotation of the wheel.
|273.00 mm (millimeters)|
10.7480 in (inches)
0.8957 ft (feet)
|Rear brake diameter|
The diameter of the rear brake disks.
|279.00 mm (millimeters)|
10.9843 in (inches)
0.9154 ft (feet)
The size/type of the front wheels. For example in "7.5J x 16", the first number represents the width in inches, the second one represents the height in inches. The letter J represents the wheel contour.
|6J x 14 HB|
The size/type of the rear wheels used in the vehicle.
|6J x 14 HB|
The size/type of the front tyres. For example in the tyre code "225/55 R 16" the first number stands for width in mm, the second number stands for aspect ratio of height to width in %, R stands for construction type (radial) and 16 stands for wheel diameter in inches.
|185 HR 14|
The size/type of the rear tyres used in the vehicle.
|185 HR 14|
The smallest possible diameter of the circle described by the outside wheels when the vehicle is turning on full lock.
Information about the design of the mechanism used in the vehicle which allows it to follow the desired course. The steering mechanism aims to ensure that the wheels are pointing in the desired directions.
|Turns lock to lock|
The number of complete rotations a steering wheel makes when turned from one extreme lock position to the other. For example, from extreme left to extreme right.
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