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The Renault Megane TCe 160 aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1290 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

84%

1290 kg 1529 kg
75 kg


Score 6.3


25%

Good

  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The Renault Megane TCe 160 aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1290 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 7th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2200 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 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 55 mph. In the 4th gear the top speed is 68 mph (4323 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 26%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. 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
84%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1290 kg / 1529 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.3
Infuence pay load
40%
Flat roads
Top speed
87 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
80 mph
Speed in practice
78 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
18.2 sec. - (max. 14.5 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
12.7 sec. - (max. 10 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6 sec. (max. 4.2 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2200
2518
Percentage between accelerator
75% - 85%
66% - 74%
Power needed at 60 mph 1662 N
over: 694 N
over: 1008 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
68 mph
In the
4th gear
Revs
4323
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
11.4 sec. - (max. 9.1 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
By revs
2446
Percentage accelerator
94%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
22.6% - 28.6%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (6 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
42.7%
Maximum speed on 1:8
47 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Renault Megane TCe 160 aut.
Year
April 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
2819 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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