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The Mercedes-Benz C 180 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

34%

550 kg 1610 kg
50 kg


Score 16


51%

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 Mercedes-Benz C 180 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 favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 8th gear, by giving the engine nearly full throttle. 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. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 7th gear. The engine runs approximately 2100 rpm.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) it is barely possible to drive in the 6th gear with 50 mph up hill but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 74 mph (5026 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 47% not to drive.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1800 kg
Weight ratio
34%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1610 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16
Infuence pay load
10%
Flat roads
Top speed
83 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
78 mph
Speed in practice
79 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
14.2 sec. - (max. 12 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
9.9 sec. - (max. 8 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 4.2 sec. (max. 3.8 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1780
2126
Percentage between accelerator
95% - n.a.%
79% - 89%
Power needed at 60 mph 1634 N
over: 244 N
over: 574 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
62 mph - (74 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
4224 - (5026)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
8.6 sec. - (max. 5.8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
2060
2493
Percentage accelerator
99%
82%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
46.9% - 56.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (6 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
46.7%
Maximum speed on 1:8
56 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Mercedes-Benz C 180
Year
May 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (156 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
2160 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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