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The Mercedes-Benz G 63 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1960 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

72%

1960 kg 2710 kg
100 kg


Score 7.8


75%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • Chance of overheated brakes in downhill


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Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz G 63 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1960 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 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 7th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 98 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 6th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 117 mph (5490 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 78%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 53% 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
72%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1960 kg / 2710 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
115 kg
Advise
100 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.8
Infuence pay load
16%
Flat roads
Top speed
134 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
129 mph
Speed in practice
124 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
8.4 sec. - (max. 7.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
5.1 sec. - (max. 4.5 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 2.1 sec.
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1651
1992
Percentage between accelerator
50% - 58%
35% - 41%
Power needed at 60 mph 1932 N
over: 1774 N
over: 3358 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
110 mph - (117 mph)
In the
6th gear - (5th gear)
Revs
4246 - (5490)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
3.7 sec. - (max. 2.7 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
7th gear
6th gear
By revs
1660
1919
Percentage accelerator
86%
65%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
68.9% - 83.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (10 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
68.9%
Maximum speed on 1:8
91 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Car
Mercedes-Benz G 63
Year
May 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (585 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
4670 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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