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The Mercedes-Benz A 180d aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1330 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

83%

1330 kg 1595 kg
75 kg


Score 6.3


20%

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Usability highest gear
  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz A 180d aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1330 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 6th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2000 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 5th gear. The engine runs approximately 2600 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 58 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
1400 kg
Weight ratio
83%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1330 kg / 1595 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
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
70 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
27.9 sec. - (max. 22.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
20.9 sec. - (max. 17 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 8.2 sec.
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1997
2561
Percentage between accelerator
83% - 95%
66% - 75%
Power needed at 60 mph 1678 N
over: 474 N
over: 1011 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
55 mph - (58 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
3203 - (3347)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
26.6 sec. - (max. 17.2 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2879
Percentage accelerator
84%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
19% - 21%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
37.6%
Maximum speed on 1:8
37 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Mercedes-Benz A 180d aut.
Year
March 2018 - 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
2925 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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