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The Renault Megane Estate TCe 140 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

36%

550 kg 1529 kg
50 kg


Score 15.7


25%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Hill starts
  • More flexibility in payload

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Renault Megane Estate TCe 140 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 550 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is small even at higher speeds.

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 6th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2100 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 5th gear. The engine runs approximately 2500 rpm.

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 3th gear the top speed is 71 mph (5188 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.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1700 kg
Weight ratio
36%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1529 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
15.7
Infuence pay load
11%
Flat roads
Top speed
81 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
73 mph
Speed in practice
75 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
16.7 sec. - (max. 13.5 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
11.8 sec. - (max. 9.1 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.4 sec. (max. 4.3 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2088
2498
Percentage between accelerator
80% - 90%
67% - 75%
Power needed at 60 mph 1551 N
over: 535 N
over: 904 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
64 mph - (71 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
3424 - (5188)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
9.3 sec. - (max. 7 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
2081
2660
Percentage accelerator
98%
77%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
22.3% - 28.4%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
42.7%
Maximum speed on 1:8
48 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
Renault Megane Estate TCe 140
Year
April 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (140 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 6 gears
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
2079 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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