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The Renault Megane Blue dCi 115 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1230 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

80%

1230 kg 1540 kg
70 kg


Score 6.9


20%

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Good payload is essential
  • Higher revs uphill sometimes necessary


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Verdict

The Renault Megane Blue dCi 115 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1230 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general fairly good. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 1900 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 5th gear. The engine runs approximately 2200 rpm.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) it is barely possible to drive in the 4th gear with 50 mph up hill. In the 3th gear the top speed is 58 mph (3902 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes up to 21%. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 20% not to drive.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1650 kg
Weight ratio
80%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1230 kg / 1540 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
70 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.9
Infuence pay load
38%
Flat roads
Top speed
76 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
69 mph
Speed in practice
66 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
27.4 sec. - (max. 21.8 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
20.3 sec. - (max. 16.1 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 10.1 sec. (max. 8.1 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1946
2151
Percentage between accelerator
87% - 99%
75% - 85%
Power needed at 60 mph 1654 N
over: 323 N
over: 697 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
52 mph - (58 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
2419 - (3902)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
46.3 sec. - (max. 15.4 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2303
Percentage accelerator
96%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
19.4% - 21.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
39.4%
Maximum speed on 1:8
36 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Renault Megane Blue dCi 115
Year
September 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (116 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 6 gears
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
2770 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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