Mercedes-Benz 280 vs Mercedes-Benz 240 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,848
1983 Mercedes-Benz 240
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CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,720
6 listings nationwide

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1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe
No User Reviews
1983 Mercedes-Benz 240
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writes:
Rust easy and mine needs lots of work but it was 500 so faults arnt as bad
Power Ranked 2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 RWD better.
"Its 21 years newer and the mercedes didnt go above 20 "
Handling Ranked 2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 RWD better.
"The xj8 has 20 years of handling tech on the mercedes it is a bit larger though"
Looks/Style Ranked 2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 RWD better.
"They are almost the same car 4 doors and 4 headlights with a hood ornament. But the jag is rounded and low"
Front Seats Ranked 2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 RWD better.
"Lots of technology and wood is no question cup holders are noisy"
Back Seats Ranked 2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 RWD worse.
"The back seats are more specious but less comfortable"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 RWD worse.
"Truck is just bigger"
Family Car Ranked 2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 RWD better.
"More comfertible and more than 1 charging station for the electronic annoyances"
Value Ranked 2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 RWD worse.
"It was 500$ for a working car with a.c. and a radio"
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Jaguar XJ-Series XJ8 RWD better.
"It just has less problems, its odd saying that a jag has less problems the a w123 but yet its so"
writes:
good power but low highway speed.

Specs

1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe
1983 Mercedes-Benz 240
D
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City -- --
Fuel Economy, Highway -- --
Fuel Tank Volume -- --
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Diesel
Diesel
Power
140 hp @ 5,500 RPM
67 hp @ 4,000 RPM
67 hp @ 4,000 RPM
Torque
145 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
97 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM
97 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8:1
21:1
21:1
Displacement
2,800 cc
2,400 cc
2,400 cc
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Cassette Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom -- --
Back Legroom -- --
Exterior
Length 190 in 190 in
Width 70 in 70 in
Height 56 in 56 in
Wheelbase 110 in 110 in

Available Options

1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe
1983 Mercedes-Benz 240
D

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