Mercedes-Benz W114 Review from Brazil

1973 Mercedes-Benz W114 280 CE

Model year1973
Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10


A reliable and stylish car


I had no major faults with this car.

All I did in 3 years of using the car on an almost daily basis, was to change the spark plugs once a year, and a new battery once.

General Comments:

The words that naturally come to my mind, every time I think of what to say about these cars, are endurance and reliability.

The W114 Mercedes are so reliable and strong, that after you own one, you start to understand why these cars were so expensive when new. It was the cost of quality materials and parts.

Just recently, after spending 10 months away from home, all I had to do was to throw some fresh gas in the tank, and it started like it had been driven on the previous day.

The engine performance is very good, especially at high RPM.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2012

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review