The Mercedes-Benz 280 SE model nomenclature denotes several cars across several Mercedes-Benz series rom between model years 1968 and 1985.

One is a model in the greater Mercedes-Benz Series 108 line (W 108 E 28), which succeeded the Mercedes-Benz 300 SE, debuted in 1968, and was offered until 1972. It had several variants -- among them, a standard-wheelbase car with a 2.8-liter, six-cylinder engine that paired with either a four- or five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic. It was capable of 140 horsepower with a carburetor and 160 horsepower with fuel injectors. Another variant had a longer 2850-millimeter wheelbase and was available until late 1969, and yet another, a 280 SE 3.5 model, was offered for model year 1971. It had a 3.5-liter V8 engine, delivered 200 horsepower, and mated to either a four-speed manual transmission or a four-speed auto. The last, 280 SE 4.5, also appeared in 1971, had a 4.5-liter V8 engine, produced 198 horsepower, and paired with a three-speed automatic transmission.

There were also similar coupe and cabriolet (convertible) models made available between 1968 and 1971, but in the greater Mercedes-Benz Series 111 line; they succeeded the Mercedes-Benz 250 SE. Both featured in-line six-cylinder engines capable of 160 horsepower, paired with either four- or five-speed manual transmissions or four-speed automatics, and had distinctive decorative wheel covers with boss caps built in. A 280 SE 3.5 variant ran from 1969 to 1971, incorporating a 3.5-liter V8 engine mated to either a four-speed manual or a four-speed auto transmission and capable of 200 horsepower. They had lower and wider radiator grilles, slightly lower hoods, and modified bumpers with rubber strips.

Another variant was part of the Mercedes-Benz Series 116 line (W 116 E 28); it was, in fact, one of the first Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans. It supplanted the Mercedes-Benz Series 108 and Series 109 and ran between 1972 and 1980. An in-line, six-cylinder engine capable of displacing 2746 cc and producing 177 to 185 horsepower came standard, and it paired with either a four- or five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic.

The last variant was part of Mercedes-Benz Series 126 (W 126 E 28). It debuted in 1979 and was offered until 1985. Its 185-horsepower, four-stroke, in-line, six-cylinder engine featured dual overhead camshafts and Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, and it mated to a choice of either a four- or a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.

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