Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL 4.5

Cars data:

Manufacturer: Daimler-Benz AG

Production year: 1972

Engine: 4520 cc

Output: 195 hp

Performance: 200 km/h

Country: Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Price new: 10 700 USD

Loaned by: Teodor Osikovski

The 3.5-litre V8 Mercedes engine was bored out to 4,520 cc (4.5 litres) as to compensate for the loss of power following the changes in emission control regulations and due to lower fuel octane rating in the United States. The larger V8 engine was designated as M117 and had the same output figures as 3.5-litre V8 engine. It was initially exclusive for the United States, introduced in the spring of 1971, as the 280 SE/SEL 4.5 and the 300 SEL 4.5.