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  280 S
Chassis 116 020
Production
Period
122,848
September 1972 - July 1980
Engine M 110
Configuration Front engine
Rear wheel drive
Suspension, front double wishbone with torsion bar stabilizer
coil springs, suppl. rubber suspension
Suspension, rear diagonal-swing axle, optional hydropneumatic level control
coil springs, suppl. rubber suspension, torsion bar stabilizer
Steering Re-circulating ball and nut power steering;
2.7 turns lock to lock
Braking system hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum-operated brake servo unit, optional antilock device from Dec 78
Brakes, front disc brakes internally ventilated
(278 mm)
Brakes, rear disc brakes solid
(279 mm)
Wheels 6 J x 14 H 2
steel wheels, optional light-alloy disc wheels
Tyres 185 HR 14
Fuel tank capacity
incl. reserve
96 L
13 L approx.
Transmission 4-Speed 5-Speed 4-Speed Automatic
Standard/Optional S O (08/72 - 06/76) O
Shifting Feed control Feed control Switch lever on steering column or car center
Clutch Single-plate dry clutch Single-plate dry clutch Hydra. torque convertor in automatic gear
Type Pinion change gear Pinion change gear Planet gear
Synchromesh gears I - IV I - V N/A
1st gear 3.90 (08/72 - 04/77)
3.98 (05/77 - 07/80)
3.96 3.98
2nd Gear 2.39 (08/72 - 04/77)
2.29 (05/77 - 07/80)
2.34 2.39
3rd gear 1.46 (08/72 - 04/77)
1.45 (05/77 - 07/80)
1.44 1.46
4th gear 1.0 (08/72 - 04/77)
1.0 (05/77 - 07/80)
1.0 1.0
5th gear N/A 0.875 N/A
Reverse gear 5.47 (08/72 - 04/77)
3.74 (05/77 - 07/80)
3.72 5.47
Final drive 3.69 3.92 3.69