MB 116 – W116

The Mercedes-Benz W116 series flagship luxury sedans were produced from September 1972 until 1980. They were the first Mercedes-Benz models to be officially called S-Class, though earlier sedans had been designated with the letter ‘S’ – for Sonderklasse or “special class.”

The History of Mercedes Benz W116 Models began with two versions of the M110 engine (Straight-six 2746 cc)—the 280 S (Solex carburetor) and the 280 SE (Bosch D-Jetronic injection), along with the 350 SE, powered by the M116 engine (V8 3499 cc). A long-wheelbase version of the 280 was added in 1973 along with two new models powered by the M117 engine (V8 4520 cc) —the 450 SE and the 450 SEL (with a 100 mm longer body).

The 300 SD sedan (American market only) offered a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-five diesel engine developed from the C111 experimental vehicle.

Mercedes Benz W116 Series Workshop Manuals

280S | 280SE | 300SD | 450SE | 450SEL

1973 – 1980  Mercedes 116 Workshop Manuals Include

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Market Production – Index of Series W116 Mercedes Benz Vehicles

Model Years Built Chassis Engine Produced
280 S 1972-1980 116.020 110.922 122,848
280 SE 1972-1980 116.024 110.983/985 150,593
280 SEL 1973-1980 116.025 110.983/985 7,032
350 SE 1972-1980 116.028 116.983/985 51,500
350 SEL 1973-1980 116.029 116.983/985 4,266
450 SE 1972-1980 116.032 117.983/986 41,604
450 SEL 1972-1980 116.033 117.983/986 59,578
450 SEL 1975-1980 116.036 100.985-6.9 7,380
300 SD 1977-1980 116.120 617.950 28,634