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Old 29th April 2013, 09:05 AM
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Default Mercedes 280SEL - W116

A nice video showing all features of what is essentially quite a rare version of the W116 series - I believe there were fewer 280SELs than 6.9s produced. Regards Styria

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Default Re: Mercedes 280SEL - W116

Of the w116 class the most numerous were the 280 SE, and the 450 SEL.
The scarcest was the 280 SEL, followed by the 6.9.
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Sources suggest 350SEL scarcest with 4266 followed by 280SEL with 7032 and the 6.9 with 7380.
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Old 30th April 2013, 04:34 AM
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Default Re: Mercedes 280SEL - W116

You're spot on David. I have reason to believe that the 350SEL was still produced (perhaps to special order) as late as 1978 ? Does anyone know more precise details ? We all know that the 3.5 engine started in the W108 and W109 chassis, with the D-Jet injection system which was discontinued ca. 1975. I wonder if the 3.5 litre engine in its later years still had the old system fitted, or it may have been updated to the later K-Jet system. Regards Styria

N.B. We've got more than one David - my query was mainly directed at 6.9 forever - mind you, I have no problem getting a reply as well from my mate at Toongabbie !

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I was going on memory from what I had read.
I stand corrected slightly.
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The 450 (M117) SE / SEL came with both D Jetronic, as well as K Jetronic.
I see no reason why that should differ with the M116 engine.
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The 450 (M117) SE / SEL came with both D Jetronic, as well as K Jetronic.
I see no reason why that should differ with the M116 engine.
....yes David, but the 350 engine is a M116 engine - don't know if that would have any bearing on the matter ? Regards Styria
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