Mercedes Benz 280SLC

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Mercedes Benz 280SLC

1974 - 1981
Country:
Germany
Engine:
6 cyl. DOHC
Capacity:
2746cc
Power:
185hp
Transmission:
4/5 spd. auto
Top Speed:
205 km/h
Number Built:
10,666
Collectability:
2 star
Mercedes 280SLC
The delightful 280SLC was released at the same time as the 280SL, and in coupe form featured the highly efficient smaller capacity DOHC six cylinder engine - which in turn gave this model the honours for being the most fuel efficient 107 ever released.

The release of both the 280SL and SLC models can be seen as Mercedes response to growing consumer concerns over the fuel shortages that were occuring at that time.

Even a 5 speed auto was introduced, which further improved fuel economy, and to many the drop in performance over its V8 cousins was hardly noticeable.

The 450SL offered 0-100 km/h in 8.5 secs, the 350SL could do it in 8.8 and the 280 closely followed at 9.5.

These figures were outstanding for 1974, no wonder so many saved their money and opted for the 280 6 cylinder models!

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Also see:

Mercedes 280SLC R107 Technical Specifications
Mercedes-Benz Heritage
Mercedes SL Heritage (AUS Site)
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