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The Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1770 kg is a good match.

Attention: only the first eight gears are calculated

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
8th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

76%

1770 kg 2334 kg
95 kg


Score 7.5


51%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1770 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 8th 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 7th gear, the engine runs in that case 2100 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 7th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 60 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 6th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 91 mph (4518 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 53%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 42% 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
2850 kg
Weight ratio
76%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1770 kg / 2334 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
140 kg
Advise
95 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.5
Infuence pay load
21%
Flat roads
Top speed
110 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
107 mph
Speed in practice
102 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
13 sec. - (max. 10.8 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
8.7 sec. - (max. 6.9 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 3.4 sec. (max. 3 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1768
2112
Percentage between accelerator
54% - 62%
45% - 52%
Power needed at 60 mph 1753 N
over: 1627 N
over: 2254 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
84 mph - (91 mph)
In the
5th gear
Revs
4209 - (4518)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.6 sec. - (max. 5.2 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
7th gear
6th gear
By revs
1760
2046
Percentage accelerator
91%
78%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
46.9% - 56.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
46.8%
Maximum speed on 1:8
59 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Mercedes-Benz GLE 400
Year
April 2015 - up to now
Power
kW (333 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 8 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
4104 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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