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The Mercedes-Benz GLE 250d and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1700 kg is a good match.

Attention: only the first eight gears are calculated

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

76%

1700 kg 2225 kg
90 kg


Score 7.2


48%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 250d and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1700 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 7th gear. 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 6th gear, the engine runs in that case 1900 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed). 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 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 58 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 76 mph (2996 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 48%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 40% 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
2500 kg
Weight ratio
76%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1700 kg / 2225 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
140 kg
Advise
90 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.2
Infuence pay load
22%
Flat roads
Top speed
98 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
89 mph
Speed in practice
94 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
16.7 sec. - (max. 14.8 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
11.3 sec. - (max. 10.2 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 4.1 sec. (max. 4.9 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1391 rpm, 72% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1662
1932
Percentage between accelerator
54% - 62%
46% - 53%
Power needed at 60 mph 1727 N
over: 1429 N
over: 2097 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
76 mph
In the
5th gear
Revs
2996
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
10.1 sec. - (max. 8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1610
1948
Percentage accelerator
91%
76%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
46.1% - 49.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
46%
Maximum speed on 1:8
48 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Mercedes-Benz GLE 250d
Year
April 2015 - up to now
Power
kW (204 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
3925 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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