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The Mercedes-Benz A 200 aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1280 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

85%

1280 kg 1505 kg
75 kg


Score 6.3


23%

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz A 200 aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1280 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 very good. Under most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 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) it is barely possible to drive in the 5th gear with 50 mph up hill but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 69 mph (4265 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes up to 24%. 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!


Results

The main details in a list. Ideal for comparing different combinations with one another, for example your present with a new one.

Weight
Towing limit
1600 kg
Weight ratio
85%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1280 kg / 1505 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.3
Infuence pay load
43%
Flat roads
Top speed
87 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
81 mph
Speed in practice
77 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
18.4 sec. - (max. 14 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
13 sec. - (max. 9.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.4 sec. (max. 4 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
of limited use (1828 rpm, 94% gas)
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2271
2851
Percentage between accelerator
75% - 85%
60% - 68%
Power needed at 60 mph 1657 N
over: 680 N
over: 1233 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
69 mph
In the
4th gear
Revs
4265
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
11.6 sec. - (max. 8.3 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
2376
3074
Percentage accelerator
99%
77%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
20.6% - 26.3%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (6 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
40.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
49 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Mercedes-Benz A 200 aut.
Year
March 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (163 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
2785 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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