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Suspension questions...

Hi all,
I was wondering what type of suspension older full size Mercedes have? Specifically I'm interested in a '73 280 SE but as I'm pretty new to Mercedes' some general info about the more common vintage models would be appreciated. Do they have MacPherson struts in front? Solid rear axle? Torsion bars, coil springs, leaf springs, etc?? Also I assume they are unibody (no frame)?


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1973 is a transitional year...

to help we would need to know which chassis you have, W108 or W116.

Completing your profile would also help, as model year is determined differently in the U.S. and in Europe.

Mercedes cars have had independent rear suspension for well over half a century. No "beam" or "live" axles like some American vehicle manufacturers still seem to like to cling to...

In the interim, this may help answer some of your questions:

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