1975 Mercedes-Benz W116 Review

1975 Mercedes-Benz W116 w116 280se 2.8L from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1975
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.8L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired283405 kilometres
Most recent distance293670 kilometres


Better than any new car


The distributor cap played up.

Indicator wouldn't hold.

Odometer stopped at 206000.

The radiator had a small leak.

General Comments:

The best car in the world.

Great on fuel.

Reliable everyday driver.

Parts are cheap I even bought a second 280se to stip for spare parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2007

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review