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The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 214 CDI aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1740 kg is a good match.

Attention: only the first eight gears are calculated

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
8th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

77%

1740 kg 2270 kg
95 kg


Score 7.4


41%

Good

  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • Chance of overheated brakes in downhill


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 214 CDI aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1740 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is relatively small at normal speed, if the caravan is well loaded.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 8th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2200 rpm. In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 60 mph. Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 51%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 47% not to drive.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
2000 kg
Weight ratio
77%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1740 kg / 2270 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
95 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.4
Infuence pay load
21%
Flat roads
Top speed
84 mph (8th gear)
At headwind
78 mph
Speed in practice
80 mph (8th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
15.4 sec. - (max. 22.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
8.1 sec. - (max. 16 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 7.3 sec. (max. 6.8 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2248
2712
Percentage between accelerator
57% - 66%
48% - 55%
Power needed at 60 mph 1635 N
over: 1330 N
over: 1905 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
58 mph - (60 mph)
In the
6th gear
Revs
3038 - (3168)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
17.1 sec. - (max. 17.7 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
By revs
2613
Percentage accelerator
85%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
48.6% - 52.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (4 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
39.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
22 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 214 CDI aut.
Year
February 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (143 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 8 gears and torque converter
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
4010 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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