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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
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Mercedes is a brand with a rich history, one that has included different generations of the SL-Class since the 1950s. The current iteration was refreshed for 2017 and returns for 2019 ...

1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe
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Specs

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD
1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 19.8 gal --
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
362 hp @ 5,000 RPM
140 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
145 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
8:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
2,800 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.46 in x 3.23 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard --
Driver Airbag Standard --
Passenger Airbag Standard --
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Standard --
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.9 in --
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.5 cu ft --
Exterior
Length 182.3 in 190 in
Width 82.6 in 70 in
Height 51.2 in 56 in
Wheelbase 101.7 in 110 in

Available Options

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL 450 RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • DESIGNO Diamond White Metallic
  • Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • Designo Diamond White Metallic
  • Designo Selenite Grey Magno
  • Dolomite Brown Metallic
  • Graphite Grey Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Polar White
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Active Body Control (ABC)
  • Silver Seat Belts
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Trim
  • Designo Champagne White Lacquer Trim
  • Designo Classic Red Leather Package
  • Red Seat Belts
  • Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
  • Bang & Olufsen BEOSOUND Premium Sound System
  • DEISGNO Platinum White/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Deep White/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Light Brown/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Platinum White/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Sand/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Sienna Brown/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Titanium Grey Pearl/Black Leather Package
  • DESIGNO Tuscany Beige Pearl/Black Leather Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Multifunction Sport Steering Wheel
  • Premium Package
  • AMG Carbon Fiber Trim
  • Designo Bamboo Trim
  • Bengal Red/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ginger Beige/Espresso, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Bengal Red/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ginger Beige/Espresso, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Magic Sky Control
  • Wheels: 19" AMG Multi-Spoke Alloy
1981 Mercedes-Benz 280
280CE Coupe

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