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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a big difference between a 280SE and the 280E. If so, What is it?
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Interor trim is different. Leather in the 280 SE.
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Thanks, but my 280E has leather interior. I think the "S" stands for 4 dr sedan. My 280 E is a four door Sedan,fully loaded all the "bells and whistles". I still cannot figure what the difference would be?
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RE: 1979 280 E

Guys, I'm gonna put you out of your misery. The 280SE is an S-Class Mercedes, full-size. The 280E is the equivalent of what we now call the E-Class, which is mid-size.

Use the "Model Guide" at the top of every page on this site to learn more.


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Wheelbase?
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RE: 1979 280 E

280SE
-W116 chassis
-"S-class" of the 70's
-double bumper front and rear
-trim runs the middle of the doors
-much larger car at 5m length and 1.9m width
-interior more features, instrument cluster = 3 deep circles
-reverse light on taillight is towards center




280E
-W123 chassis
-"E-class" of the 70's
-single standard bumpers
-trim runs the top crease of the doors
-smaller car at 4.8m length and 1.8m width
-interior less features, instrument cluster = 3 round dials, flat face
-reverse light on taillight is one lens outer than the SE



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Thanks!!!

Oh, and btw, both of them timeless designs for all eternity [:)]


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Mistery solved. I am so grateful for your response. Mid size with the bells and whistles of the full size. Thanks for the info.
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