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The Mercedes-Benz X 250d aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1760 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

76%

1760 kg 2319 kg
95 kg


Score 7.5


44%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • Chance of overheated brakes in downhill


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz X 250d aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1760 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is relatively small at normal speed, if the caravan is well loaded.

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 7th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1800 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 2000 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 6th gear with 50 mph up hill but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 70 mph (3796 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 44%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 36% not to drive.

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


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
3200 kg
Weight ratio
76%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1760 kg / 2319 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
195 kg
Advise
95 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.5
Infuence pay load
21%
Flat roads
Top speed
95 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
88 mph
Speed in practice
90 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
19.9 sec. - (max. 16.7 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
13.8 sec. - (max. 11.8 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 4.9 sec. (max. 5.4 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1786
1989
Percentage between accelerator
53% - 61%
48% - 55%
Power needed at 60 mph 1646 N
over: 1552 N
over: 1898 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
66 mph - (70 mph)
In the
5th gear - (4th gear)
Revs
2571 - (3796)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
13.2 sec. - (max. 10.1 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1657
1922
Percentage accelerator
99%
86%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
42.4% - 45.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
42.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
46 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Mercedes-Benz X 250d aut.
Year
November 2017 - up to now
Power
kW (190 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 7 gears and 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
4079 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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