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The Renault Megane TCe 140 aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1330 kg is a moderate match, only for experienced (caravan) drivers.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

88%

1330 kg 1503 kg
75 kg


Score 5.4


23%

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The Renault Megane TCe 140 aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1330 kg is a combination just suitable for most journeys but also with some limitations.

Weight

The risk of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving exist. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are so great that it could be dangerous. Only if the driver has knowledge of and experience in driving a caravan it should be safe to drive. Proper and careful loading is essential! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is recommended.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general good. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. Faster is certainly not advisable! In that case the engine runs approximately 2200 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 6th gear. The engine runs approximately 2500 rpm.

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 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

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Weight
Towing limit
1650 kg
Weight ratio
88%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1330 kg / 1503 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
5.4
Infuence pay load
54%
Flat roads
Top speed
81 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
76 mph
Speed in practice
75 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
21.4 sec. - (max. 18 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
15.2 sec. - (max. 13.1 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.9 sec. (max. 6.2 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2218
2538
Percentage between accelerator
81% - 91%
71% - 80%
Power needed at 60 mph 1664 N
over: 540 N
over: 833 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
62 mph - (63 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
3998 - (4038)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
17.9 sec. - (max. 11.5 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
3198
Percentage accelerator
79%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
20.4% - 26.1%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (6 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
39.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
40 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Renault Megane TCe 140 aut.
Year
April 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (140 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
2833 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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