3.5 coupe - Page 2 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 10:25 AM
BenzWorld Member
 
christopher1959's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jul 2007
Vehicle: 1990 Mercedes 300TE Estate Wagon 3.0L 208K miles Smoke Silver/Cream Beige Tex. and others.
Location: Sunny Memphis TN USA
Posts: 166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The deciding factor could be the year of your car, you say1970/71. 1972 US emissions regs. changed drastically and most makers saw big horsepower drops due to lowering of compression ratios in order to comply with US EPA regs coming into effect for that year. Being that yours is a 3.5 they are most likly all the same spec, as Mercedes answer for that period 1971-1972 was the intro to the US market of the 4.5 to make up strictly for lost HP due to US EPA rules.

1990 S-124 3.0 Sport Touring Wagen. 218K + Miles
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 53K miles !
1971 BMW 2002
1987 BMW 325 IS M-tech
1976 Jaguar XJ12C 5.3 V12 Coupe
2009 Suzuki GZ250
And Remember to always KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid!

Last edited by christopher1959; 10-19-2009 at 10:29 AM.
christopher1959 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 03:15 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,976
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 337 Post(s)
111.026 was two years only - 1970 and 1971, and 71 was the last year of the 3.5 in the US. Then US 1972 V8s were 4.5 (or 6.3).
deanyel is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 03:26 PM
GGR
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Apr 2006
Vehicle: W111 Coupe
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 1,210
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
I believe the W111026 came out in Europe in 1969.
GGR is offline  
 
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 06:12 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,976
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 337 Post(s)
1969 280SE 3.5? Doesn't sound right. I think when people say it came out in 1969 they're referring to the 1969 calender year.
deanyel is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 07:10 PM
GGR
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Apr 2006
Vehicle: W111 Coupe
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 1,210
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
According to Wikipedia it came out in August 1969, so it may be referenced as a 1970 model.
GGR is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Vintage Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
02 C230 coupe VS 03 C320 coupe Shanarchy W203 C-Class 20 02-21-2010 04:20 PM
97 s500 coupe vs 99 s600 coupe tridor777 W140 S-Class 17 09-11-2006 11:03 PM
on a quest to find a 280se coupe or 250se coupe..w111 bodystyle ventura250s Vintage Mercedes-Benz 3 06-01-2005 08:33 PM
Thinking about getting a 4 seats coupe.....CLK or C Coupe? Andy ::Vancouver:: R170 SLK-Class 11 08-16-2001 08:16 AM
W215 Coupe or W140 Coupe - Which do you prefer? Guest (MBNZ) C215 CL-Class 0 03-02-2001 02:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 

Title goes here

close
video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome