The 1971 base year was the extreme of the W113-bodied SL series of Mercedes convertibles.
DimensionsThe W113-bodied SL was the remain of the compact SL convertible roadsters, as the next-generation R107 mould grew to midsize size to entreat to American consumers. The 280SL sits on a 94.5-inch wheelbase, while its object measures 168.7 inches great, 69.3 inches Broad and 51.8 inches grand.
Industry of the smaller-engined 230SL and 250SL models had ceased by the boundary of the 1967 model year, leaving the 280SL to ultimate the compellation until the introduction of the R107 SL.
Engine OutputThe 280SL derives its effectiveness from a 2.8L inline-6 cylinder engine. This 12-valve SOHC Engine produces 162 hp at 5,750 rpm and 174 ft-lb of torque at 4,500 rpm.
The 280SL's 2.8L inline-6 cylinder Engine propels it from a cessation to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds while it has a zero-to-90-mph generation of 19.8 seconds. This roadster runs through the quarter mile in 16.8 seconds at 84 mph, while it is capable of coming to a stop from 70 mph in a distance of 233 feet.