Mercedes Benz 1972

(W 115) 200D, 220D, 200, 220
(W 114) 230, 250, 280, 280E
(W 114) 250C, 250CE, 280C, 280CE
(W 108) 280S, 280SE, 280SE 3.5, 280SEL 3.5 - end of prod.
(W 109) 300 SEL 6.3, 300 SEL 3.5 - end of prod.
(R 107) 350SL
(C 107) 350SLC
(W 100) 600
(W 116) 280S, 280SE, 350SE - October - Paris (prod. from September)
ESF 13 - prototype

Germany


350 SLC at Geneva Motor Show.

 

200D, 220D, 200, 220
230, 250, 280, 280E
250C, 250CE, 280C, 280CE

W 115
  200 (R4 cyl, 1988 ccm, 95 PS)
  220 (R4 cyl, 2197 ccm, 105 PS)
  200D (R4 cyl, diesel, 1988 ccm, 55 PS)
  220D (R4 cyl, diesel, 2197 ccm, 60 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2750 mm)
  220D lang (R4 cyl, diesel, 2197 ccm, 60 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 3400 mm)
W114
  230 (R6 cyl, 2292 ccm, 120 PS)
  250 (R6 cyl, 2496 ccm, 130 PS) - end of prod.
  250 (R6 cyl, 2778 ccm, 130 PS)
  280 (R6 cyl, 2746 ccm, 160 PS)
  280E (R6 cyl, inj., 2746 ccm, 185 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2750 mm)
  230 lang (R6 cyl, 2292 ccm, 120 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 3400 mm)
  250C (R6 cyl, 2496 ccm, 130 PS) - end of prod. (1968-72 - 8.824 ex.)
  250CE (R6 cyl, inj., 2496 ccm, 150 PS) - end of prod. (1968-72 - 21.787 ex.)
  250C (R6 cyl, 2778 ccm, 130 PS)
  280C (R6 cyl, 2746 ccm, 160 PS)
  280CE (R6 cyl, inj., 2746 ccm, 185 PS)
    Coupé (wb: 2750 mm)


280/280E (W114)

MERCEDES BENZ 280 £3,275
Suddenly the "New Generation" Mercedes with trailing arm rear suspension, hitherto available with engines from 2 to 2.5 litres enters the performance class with a new twin-cam six of 2.8 litres. Hemispherical heads, sodium cooled exhaust valves and pistons cooled by oil jets feature on an engine designed for high power and clean exhaust on low-lead fuels. There is a carburetter model but only the fuel injection version comes to Britain.

London show review

 

280S, 280SE, 280SE 3.5
280SEL 3.5
300SEL 3.5, 300SEL 6.3

W 108 - end of prod.
  280 S (R6 cyl, 2778 ccm, 140 PS) - end of prod. (1967-72 - 93.935 ex.)
  280 SE (R6 cyl, inj., 2778 ccm, 160 PS) - end of prod. (1967-72 - 91.051 ex.)
  280 SE 3.5 (V8 cyl, inj., 3499 ccm, 200 PS) - end of prod. (1970-72 - 11.309 ex.)
  280 SEL 3.5 (V8 cyl, inj., 3499 ccm, 200 PS) - end of prod. (1970-72 - 951 ex.)
  280 SE 4.5 - end of prod. (1971-72 - 19.527 ex.)
  280 SEL 4.5 - end of prod. (1971-72 - 8.173 ex.)
    Limousine S/SE (wb: 2750 mm)
    Limousine SEL (wb: 2850 mm)
W 109 - end of prod.
  300 SEL 3.5 (V8 cyl inj., 3499 ccm, 200 PS) - end of prod. (1969-72 - 9.583 ex.)
  300 SEL 6.3 (V8 cyl, inj., 6330 ccm, 250 PS) - end of prod. (1967-72 - 951 ex.)
  300 SEL 4.5 - end of prod. (1971-72 - 2.553 ex.)
    Limousine SEL (wb: 2850 mm)


280 SE


280 SEL 3.5


300 SEL 6.3


280 SE 3.5


280 SE 3.5


300 SEL 6.3

 

350SL 350SLC

R 107
  350SL (V8 cyl, inj., 3499 ccm, 200 PS)
    Roadster (wb: 2460 mm)
C 107
  350SLC (V8 cyl, inj., 3499 ccm, 200 PS)
    Coupé (wb: 2820 mm)

MERCEDES BENZ 350 SLC
Long-wheelbase coupe developed from the fast 350 SL two-seater. Doors are heated by internal ducts. Screen pillar shape deflects mud and rain from side windows. Tail lamps are deeply grooved to combat loss of light from mud deposits. There is a permanently charged flashlight in the glove box. Interior design and control layout are planned for maximum safety. Power steering is standard.

London show review

 

600

W 100
  600 (V8 cyl, inj., 6330 ccm, 250 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 3200 mm)
    Pullman 4-dr (wb: 3900 mm)
    Pullman 6-dr (wb: 3900 mm)
    Pullman Landaulet(wb: 3900 mm)

 

280S, 280SE, 350SE
450SE, 450SEL

W 116 - new model
  280S (R6 cyl, 2746 ccm, 160 PS)
  280SE (R6 cyl, inj., 2746 ccm, 185 PS)
  350SE (V8 cyl, inj., 3499 ccm, 200 PS)
    Limousine (wb: 2865 mm)

MERCEDES BENZ 280 SE
Sleeker, longer, wider, lower, the new big Mercedes adopts styling features from the sporting 350 SL with safety ideas from the C111 and ESV safety cars. Front and rear suspension are new. The 2.8-litre twin-cam engine, smallest of the range in this new model can be mated with a four-speed automatic transmission by Mercedes Benz. Brakes are ventilated discs.
MERCEDES BENZ 350 SE
Wrap-round lamps like those on the sports models and an extra air grille below the bumper announce the new big Mercedes. The new structure with no sub frames gives more room for the V8 engine. The high-style interior reveals many safety ideas including a first-aid kit. Suspension is new, with self levelling optional and air conditioning is available.

London show review

 

ESF 13