Production Info

Overall, 359,522 108-chassis Mercedes-Benz vehicles were made, and 23,430 109 chassis vehicles were made.

The overall production data is listed below. Note that 0-62 times are for automatic versions.

 

 

 

Badging
Model
ProductionRun
TotalMade
EngineModel
Cylinders
Displacement(Cubic cm)
HP
0-62 Time
250S
108.012
07/65-03/69
74677
108.920
6
2496
130
14.0
250SE
108.014
08/65-01/68
55181
129.980
6
2496
150
13.0
280S
108.016
08/65-12/67
93666
130.920
6
2778
140
12.5
280SE
108.018
22/67-09-72
91051
130.980
6
2778
160
10.5
280SE 3.5
108.057
07/70-09/72
11309
116.980
8
3499
200
10.0
280SE 4.5
108.067
04/71-11/72
13527
117.984*
8
4520
225
9.5
280SEL
108.019
01/68-04/71
8250
130.980
6
2778
160
10.5
280SEL 3.5
108.058
07/70-09/72
951
116.980
8
3499
200
10.0
280SEL 4.5
108.068
05/71-11/72
8173
117.984*
8
4520
225
9.5
300SE
108.015
08/65-12/67
2737
189.989
6
2996
170
12.0
300SEL
109.015
09/65-12/67
2369
189.988
6
2996
170
12.0
300SEL
109.016
12/67-01/70
2519
130.981
6
2778
160
12.2
300SEL 3.5
109.056
08/69-09/72
9483
116.981
8
3499
200
10.0
300SEL 4.5
109.057
05/71-10/72
2533
117.981
8
4520
225
9.5
300SEL 6.3
109.018
08/69-09/72
6526
100.981
8
6332
250
6.5

* – For the 4.5 versions indicated, later engines had decreased compression of 8.0:1.

Note: While some of the HP figures don’t seem to make sense, this was the best information I could find. Most notably is the 6.3’s rated horsepower, as well as values for the 3.5 and 4.5. 3.5 and 4.5 engines are rated for the same horsepower by most sources, with the 4.5 engine producing ~20% more torque.