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The Mercedes-Benz GLE 500 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect 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

23%

550 kg 2385 kg
50 kg


Score 17.7


99%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • More flexibility in payload

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 500 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 very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 8th gear, by giving the engine just a bit of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 1700 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 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) driving is easily possible in the 8th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 88 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 7th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 113 mph (5324 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 103%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 82% 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
3500 kg
Weight ratio
23%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 2385 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
140 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
17.7
Infuence pay load
6%
Flat roads
Top speed
127 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
120 mph
Speed in practice
120 mph (7th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
7.4 sec. - (max. 6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
4.6 sec. - (max. 3.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 1.6 sec. (max. 1.2 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1671
1996
Percentage between accelerator
38% - 43%
29% - 33%
Power needed at 60 mph 1578 N
over: 2549 N
over: 3885 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
108 mph - (113 mph)
In the
6th gear - (5th gear)
Revs
4206 - (5324)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
3.8 sec. - (max. 2.8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
8th gear
7th gear
By revs
1392
1663
Percentage accelerator
75%
56%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
91.5% - 110.9%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
91.4%
Maximum speed on 1:8
93 mph in the 5th gear

 

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Car
Mercedes-Benz GLE 500
Year
April 2015 - up to now
Power
kW (435 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
2935 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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