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The Renault Scenic 1.9 dCi and the Knaus Sport 400 LK with a laden weight of 1100 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

65%

1100 kg 1680 kg
65 kg


Score 10.6


20%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Hill starts

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Renault Scenic 1.9 dCi and the Knaus Sport 400 LK of a laden weight of 1100 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 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. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 5th 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 63 mph. Hill starts are possible on steep slopes up to 20%. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1300 kg
Weight ratio
65%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1100 kg / 1680 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
n.a.
Advise
65 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
10.6
Infuence pay load
16%
Flat roads
Top speed
80 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
75 mph
Speed in practice
75 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
21 sec. - (max. 17.8 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
15.1 sec. - (max. 12.3 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 7 sec. (max. 5.7 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1875
2275
Percentage between accelerator
78% - 89%
61% - 69%
Power needed at 60 mph 1591 N
over: 500 N
over: 1171 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
63 mph
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
3093
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
14.6 sec. - (max. 11.1 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2450
Percentage accelerator
79%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
19.2% - 21.2%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (11 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
38.7%
Maximum speed on 1:8
43 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Renault Scenic 1.9 dCi
Year
September 2006 - June 2009
Power
kW (131 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
Knaus Sport 400 LK
MIRO
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'8")
Overall body lenght:
m. (14'10")
Shipping length:
m. (19'7")
Actual gross train weight
2780 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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Reviews

The Renault towing a Knaus Sport 400 LK (1100) kg reviewed by Robert:


Buen comportamiento general del conjunto, con coche cargado con unos 1800kg y caravana con 1200kg, aunque todavía no he transitado con grandes desniveles en puertos de montaña. Ya sabemos las limitaciones de estos modelos en capacidad de remolque (1300kg) y en masa máxima para el conjunto (3000kg).

The Renault towing a Standaard Caravan (1250) kg reviewed by P french:

i tow a 1999 bailey 470/4 and i find my grand scenic 1.9 dci is more than capable of towing this unit and prehaps also close to its max tow limit it i effortless on the motorway and down changes are minimal lowest gear i have had to use is fourth on inclines and third on the steepest

The Renault towing a Solifer Artic 480 (1200) kg reviewed by Hj.Henelius:

very good !!