Mercedes E class for towing info please

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just been sent here from a caravan forum.

We have a caravan weighing 1495 kg loaded. we are looking for a tow car that has a good mpg on the motorway (not towing). But has the power to tow ( not bothered about mpg towing) our caravan in hilly areas.

Like the mpg of the E200's but can they pull? (sorry ment anything under 300)
 
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A very concise answer!
 
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You'll need six cylinders or a 220cdi. The e-class is heavy and the e200 doesn't have much low down grunt.

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I not looking for mega power/ speed etc as currently towing with a v8 discovery (very slow - but powerful)

we just want a car my husband can commute (mostly motorway) with hence low mpg (I see 220 has best mpg) and safety towing our caravan a few times a year.

Would you say this is the best model for us
 
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sorr I meny by 200's as anything under 300
 

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Depends on money and model I suppose; if you can stretch to it, I'd get a 320cdi or 270cdi as it would be a torquier engine. They'd all tow the 'van.
 
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my husband does 160 miles a day it's not the price of the model thats a concern it's the mpg & I believe it shoots up with the 270 300. Am I right?
 

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My e270cdi gets around 28-32mpg around town and 40+mpg on the motorway.
 

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A C220 would be fine ................. 50+MPG, and 28.4MPG towing my 1550KGs van this weekend !!

Not sure what ya gonna buy, age wise ... but my wifes old shape (54plate) was only a couple of MPG down on the figures mine give ............
 

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Hi

just been sent here from a caravan forum.

We have a caravan weighing 1495 kg loaded. we are looking for a tow car that has a good mpg on the motorway (not towing). But has the power to tow ( not bothered about mpg towing) our caravan in hilly areas.

Like the mpg of the E200's but can they pull? (sorry ment anything under 300)

What age are you looking for? The facelifted E class 220cdi (from 2006) has 170 hp and will do the job fine. The earlier one had 150hp and will be OK but not as spritely. MB recommend the E class for towing up to 1900kgs.

The E270cdi, and later the E280cdi or E320cdi will have loads of power to spare. The 220cdi has a combined figure of 42.8 mpg and does about 10% more miles per gallon when not towing than the E320cdi (which has a combined figure of 38.7 mpg).
 
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An older one round 2000/2003
 
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A C220 would be fine ................. 50+MPG, and 28.4MPG towing my 1550KGs van this weekend !!

Not sure what ya gonna buy, age wise ... but my wifes old shape (54plate) was only a couple of MPG down on the figures mine give ............

Iterresting I didn't think they were heavy enough
 

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I have the same problem. Bought an E320 cdi of 224 HP. I think it will do the job but I did not try it yet. Thinking to change the radiator fan to a bigger one! Will keep you informed!

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Many thanks for your advise we picked up our E320 today, very pleased.:D
 

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great

I not looking for mega power/ speed etc as currently towing with a v8 discovery (very slow - but powerful)

we just want a car my husband can commute (mostly motorway) with hence low mpg (I see 220 has best mpg) and safety towing our caravan a few times a year.

Would you say this is the best model for us

By coincidence I have both your cars A discovery V8 & a E240 (W210) I always use my Disco to tow my 'van They are times when I have parked up on a "Grass" pitch & the Disco has proved invaluable in getting me "off" again

The E Class will tow your 'Van effortlessly but do look at the Bigger picture i.e "GRASS PITCHES" If you can afford to keep both the Merc for commuting & the Disco for towing ( To quote Alexander "Simples Tch")
 

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In for a penny in for a pound ................ so you dived in and got a 320 ?? .................. that'll do Donkey (as Shreik would say) ........ :)
 

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