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The Mercedes-Benz CLA 180d and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1310 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

84%

1310 kg 1560 kg
75 kg


Score 6.3


21%

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Good payload is essential
  • Higher revs uphill sometimes necessary


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 180d and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1310 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 more than sufficient. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th gear, by giving the engine nearly full throttle. 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 6th gear, the engine runs in that case 2300 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 6th gear. The engine runs approximately 2300 rpm.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 54 mph. In the 4th gear the top speed is 57 mph (3913 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes up to 22%. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1400 kg
Weight ratio
84%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1310 kg / 1560 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
n.a.
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.3
Infuence pay load
40%
Flat roads
Top speed
75 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
69 mph
Speed in practice
66 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
25.7 sec. - (max. 21.8 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
19.1 sec. - (max. 15.8 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 7.9 sec.
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1868
2303
Percentage between accelerator
92% - n.a.%
75% - 85%
Power needed at 60 mph 1740 N
over: 294 N
over: 725 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
54 mph - (57 mph)
In the
5th gear - (4th gear)
Revs
2708 - (3913)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
33.7 sec. - (max. 15.2 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
By revs
2490
Percentage accelerator
94%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
20.6% - 22.7%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
40.7%
Maximum speed on 1:8
39 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Mercedes-Benz CLA 180d
Year
March 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (116 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 7 gears without 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
2870 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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