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280S, 280SE, 350SE, 450SE,
280SEL, 350SEL, 450SEL & 300SD
(1972 - 1980)

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Upholstery FAQs - Material Sample Colors

Most W116 sedans were originally upholstered in either MB-Tex vinyl or German leather. We have most of the factory colors for both materials which we can use to manufacture the seat kits. Some European models used cloth/velour but we only have a limited selection of this material.

Our seat kits will be delivered to you pre-sewn and can be installed by an amateur restorer but they are still more appropriate in the hands of a professional installer. The reasons being, no instructions are included (since they are manufactured when ordered and not mass produced) and any installation of seat covers requires removal of the old seat covers. Also, most old seat pads will either require replacement or re-building/re-padding which also requires an installer.

If you want something unique, we also offer Sheepskin Seat Covers!

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Our front seat kits include pre-sewn backrest, cushion, headrest and back panel covers for both seats. The covers for the optional armrest and center console are sold separately. We do recommend ordering all the covers at the same time for a perfect color match.

Part # 116-1043: '72-'73 W116 Sedan
Part # 116-1245: '74-'75 W116 Sedan
Part # 116-1545: '76-'80 W116 Sedan

The armrest covers are sold separately!

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Mercedes W116 Front Seat


Rear seats did not change over the course of the W116 lifespan. The seat kit would include the backrest, cushion and center armrest cover. The only model that's slightly different is the 450SEL 6.9 which has a plain band at the top of the rear seat where the headrests are.

Part # 116-0619: '72-'80 W116 Sedan (not 6.9)
Part # 116-0620: '75-'80 450SEL 6.9

The headrest covers (if you have them) are sold separately!

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Mercedes W116 Rear Seat

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Seat Pads are what gives the seats their shape. For the seat cover to look and feel exactly like the original, the seat pad must also be the same as the original. Since seat pads are also susceptible to wear, tear and shrinkage, they may require replacement or at least be re-built by an installer.

Most of the W116 rubberized horsehair pads are still available. Availability of seat pads are always subject to change.

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Seat Pads

Part # 116-1816: '72-'73 Front Backrest Pad
Part # 116-0415: '72-'73 Front Cushion Pad
Part # 116-3416: '74-'80 Front Backrest Pad
Part # 116-1050: '74-'80 Front Cushion Pad
Part # 116-1650: '72-'73 Headrest Pad
Part # 116-1660: '74-'80 Headrest Pad

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Mercedes W116 Cushion Seat Pads

Mercedes W116 Backrest Seat Pads

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Carpet FAQs - Material Sample Colors

Early W116 models were originally carpeted in German Import Loop while later models were carpeted in Feintuft Velour (FTV). We offer either material or a cheaper Domestic Loop for all W116 carpet sets which include all areas carpeted in your car. For 1977 to 1980 models, a separate supplemental carpet set in backless FTV is available for the under-dash area and the kick panels. Loop carpet cannot be backless which is what is needed in those areas.

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Part # 116-0306: Carpet Set, S/SE/SD Models
Part # 116-0307: Carpet Set, SEL Models
Part # 116-0208: Carpet Supplement, Late Models
Part # 116-0408: Trunk Carpet, All Models
Part # 116-2298: Front Carpet, All Models
Part # 116-2306: Rear Carpet, S/SE/SD Models
Part # 116-2307: Rear Carpet, SEL Models

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Mercedes W116 Carpet Set

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All perforated vinyl factory colors are available for W116 headliners.

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Part # 116-3620: S/SE/SD Models, no Sunroof
Part # 116-4510: S/SE/SD Models, w/ Sunroof
Part # 116-3810: SEL Models, no Sunroof
Part # 116-4550: SEL Models, w/ Sunroof

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Mercedes W116 Headliner

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Protect your expensive carpet with these heavy, Ansew II, easily cleaned overmats.

- Custom made specifically for your car!
- Your choice of Plain or Monogrammed Mats!
- Personalize it with your name on the mat!

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Carpet Floor Mats


For the nostalgia buff, we can now supply 1950s style two-tone coco mats. The newly designed mats now have a non slip rubber backing which traps dirt and moisture. They may be hosed off for easy clean up.

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Coco Mats

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Over the years, different terminologies have been used for the same parts. To minimize confusion we've collected many of the different names to give customers some reference to the different Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, Fiat and Jaguar trim parts that vary in terminology around the world.

Convertible top = soft top, rag top, head, hood, hooding, soft window Targa top, retractable top, vinyl top, top boot, convertibles arriba, converteerbare boven
Carpet = rug, rugs, carpet kit, carpet set, molded carpet, cut and bound carpet.
Seating = seat kit, upholstery kit, leather upholstery, sport seat, recaro seat, vinyl seat, cloth seat, sitzkissen, perforated, perforiert, embossed, sitzpolsterung, imbottitura sedile, asiento tapizado
Sealing = rubber seals, weatherstrips, weatherseals, door seals, window seals, gaskets, dichtungsrahmen
Panels = door panels, linings, trimmings, coverings, sun visor, sunvisor, sonnenblenden, headliner, himmel bespannung, encabezando
Trunk = boot


Leather = hide, side, skin, cowhide, leder, cuero, Connolly, Roser, Bridge of Weir, cuoio, split
Carpet = Abetone, Dorsett, FTV, feintuft, loop, cut pile, Wilton, perlon, tufted, automatico de alfombras, teppich, tapijt, tapis
Vinyl = Spradling, China General, Freudenberg, MB Tex, ambla, leathercloth, rexine, hardura, ICI, vinyle, naugahyde
Topping = Happich, Stafast, STF, Aresma, Sonnendeck, Sunfast, dobby, lienzo, leinwand
Seat Pad =  rubber fiber pad, foam pad, gummihaarauflage, almohadilla
Sunvisor = sonnenblend, pare soleil, domenica visiera, zonneklep