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The Mercedes-Benz Viano CDI 3.0 aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1610 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

70%

1610 kg 2290 kg
90 kg


Score 8.7


30%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • Chance of overheated brakes in downhill


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz Viano CDI 3.0 aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1610 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 very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1900 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 4th gear, the engine runs in that case 2300 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 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 65 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 3th gear). In the 3th gear the top speed is 75 mph (3973 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 32%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 26% 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
2500 kg
Weight ratio
70%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1610 kg / 2290 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
n.a.
Advise
90 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
8.7
Infuence pay load
18%
Flat roads
Top speed
96 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
89 mph
Speed in practice
88 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
20 sec. - (max. 16.5 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
13.8 sec. - (max. 10.9 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 7.8 sec. (max. 4.9 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (5th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1880
2262
Percentage between accelerator
51% - 58%
42% - 49%
Power needed at 60 mph 1619 N
over: 1520 N
over: 2315 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
65 mph - (75 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
2474 - (3973)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
13.6 sec. - (max. 9.4 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
3th gear
By revs
1885
2649
Percentage accelerator
86%
62%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
30.8% - 33.3%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
7 mph - (13 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
28.8%
Maximum speed on 1:8
47 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Mercedes-Benz Viano CDI 3.0 aut.
Year
October 2006 - September 2010
Power
kW (204 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 5 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
3900 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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