Coup?s and Convertibles of the series 111 and 112
Mercedes-Benz type 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
Type 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet 
Name 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet 
Name Mercedes-Benz type 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet 
Short name 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet 
Model W 111 E 35/1 
Production 08.69/11.69 - 07.71 
Number produced 1.232 
Comments concerning the production period begin of production - pre-production batch / main production - end of production 
Prices 09.69: 34.132,50 DM 08.70: 35.631,00 DM 01.71: 37.351,50 DM 
Wheelbase 2750 mm 
Track rear/front 1482/1485 mm 
Length 4905 mm 
Width 1845 mm 
Height 1420 mm 
Smallest turning circle 11,77 m 
Chassis weight
Max. total weight 2120 kg 
Max. front axle weight 1010 kg 
Max. rear axle weight 1110 kg 
Max. load 470 kg 
Max. trailer weight braked 1200 kg 
Max. trailer weight unbraked 750 kg 
Weight empty 1650 kg 
According to guideline DIN 70020 (with fuel, spare wheel and tool equipment) 
Operating method four-stroke Otto (with manifold-injection) 
Configuration front, parallel; upright 
Type M 116 E 35 / 116.980 
No. of cylinder/configuration 8 / 90?-V-form 
Bore x stroke 92 x 65,8 mm 
Total displacement 3499 ccm (tax classification: 3459 ccm) 
Compression ratio 9,5 
Crankshaft bearing
Output 200 hp at 5800 /min 
Maximum torque 29,2 mkg at 4000 /min 
No. of valves/configuration 1 intake, 1 exhaust / overhead 
Valve operation 1 top camshaft per cylinder line 
Camshaft drive duplex roller-type chain 
Mixture formation manifold-injection, electronically controlled (Bosch D-Jetronic) 
Cooling water cooling / pump; 13,2 l water 
Lubrication pressure circulation lubrication / 7,5 l, first 6,5 l oil 
Electric system 12 V 
Battery 66 Ah / in the engine compartment 
Dynamo three-phase AC / 770 W 
Starter motor electrical / 1,4 PS 
Ignition transistor ignition 
Fuel tank in the rear / 82 l 
Fuel supply electric supply pump 
Driven whells rear wheels 
Power transmission divided cardan shaft 
Frame desing floor assembly / self-supporting all-steel body 
Wheel suspension front double wishbone 
Wheel suspension rear single-joint swing axle with hydropneumatic compensating spring und level control 
Suspension front coil springs, suppl. rubber suspension, torsion bar stabilizer 
Suspension rear coil springs, supplementary rubber suspension 
Damper hydraulic telescopic damper 
Steering recirculating-ball power steerg. 
Steering transm ratio 17,2:1 / 3,2 steering wheel turns 
Breaking system braking system 
Breaking system hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum-operated brake servo unit, effective on front- and rear wheels ; disc brakes front and rear 
Parking breake parking brake 
Parking breake mechanical, effective on rear wheels 
Diamatre brake discs front / rear: 273 / 279 mm 
Wheels sheet steel-disc wheels, since 08.70 on demand light-alloy wheels 
Wheels rims drop centre rim 6 J x 14 HB 
Tyres 185 V 14 (6 PR); on demand: 185 VR 14 

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Coup?s and Convertibles of the series 111 and 112
Mercedes-Benz type 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet
Gearbox 4-speed autom. gear shift 
Availability Series 
Shifting Switch lever at steering wheel or in car center 
Clutch hydr. clutch in the autom. gear 
Type of gearbox Planet gear 
Synchromesh gears  
Gear transmission I. 3,98; II. 2,39; III. 1,46; IV. 1,0; R. 5,47 
Differential ratio 3,69; later 3,46 
Maximum speed 205 km/h 
Accelerations 9,4 s 
Comments Acceleration with shifting through from 0 - 100 km/h; loaded with 2 persons 
Fuel consumption 13,5 l 
acc. to guideline DIN 70030, ascertained at 3/4 of max. speed, maximal 110 km/h, unter Zuschlag von 10 %