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The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

34%

550 kg 1640 kg
50 kg


Score 16.1


38%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • More flexibility in payload

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 550 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is small even at higher speeds.

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, by giving the engine just a bit of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2500 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed 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 57 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 86 mph (4951 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 40%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

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


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Weight
Towing limit
1600 kg
Weight ratio
34%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1640 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
n.a.
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.1
Infuence pay load
10%
Flat roads
Top speed
90 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
90 mph
Speed in practice
86 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
11.6 sec. - (max. 9 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
7.5 sec. - (max. 5.6 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 3.3 sec. (max. 2.2 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
of limited use (1590 rpm, 85% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2549
3444
Percentage between accelerator
48% - 53%
36% - 40%
Power needed at 60 mph 1638 N
over: 1933 N
over: 3046 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
71 mph - (86 mph)
In the
5th gear - (4th gear)
Revs
3054 - (4951)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
5.8 sec. - (max. 4.6 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1658
2124
Percentage accelerator
96%
69%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
34.6% - 43.2%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
61.6%
Maximum speed on 1:8
61 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
Year
March 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (224 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
2190 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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