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The Mercedes-Benz C 180d Estate 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
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

31%

550 kg 1765 kg
50 kg


Score 16.4


48%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Hill starts
  • More flexibility in payload
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz C 180d Estate 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 most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2000 rpm, this gives maybe more noise 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 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 59 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 69 mph (3746 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 49%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 43% not to drive.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1800 kg
Weight ratio
31%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1765 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.4
Infuence pay load
9%
Flat roads
Top speed
82 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
73 mph
Speed in practice
79 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
15.7 sec. - (max. 15.7 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
11.1 sec. - (max. 11.2 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 4.7 sec. (max. 6 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1422 rpm, 96% gas)
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1975
2390
Percentage between accelerator
69% - 78%
57% - 64%
Power needed at 60 mph 1586 N
over: 845 N
over: 1319 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
62 mph - (69 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
3375 - (3746)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
9.5 sec. - (max. 7.7 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
1992
2700
Percentage accelerator
87%
64%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
46.8% - 50.6%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
46.7%
Maximum speed on 1:8
50 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Mercedes-Benz C 180d Estate
Year
May 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (122 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
2315 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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