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The Renault Talisman Blue dCi 160 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1450 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

80%

1450 kg 1820 kg
80 kg


Score 6.8


26%

The stability score is calculated with a noseweight of 80 kg. That is 5 kg more than the towball limit of the car!

Good

  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • Towball limit is a bit too low (5 kg)


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Verdict

The Renault Talisman Blue dCi 160 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1450 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.

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 5th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2300 rpm. In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) it is barely possible to drive in the 5th gear with 50 mph up hill but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 65 mph (3165 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 26%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

The main details in a list. Ideal for comparing different combinations with one another, for example your present with a new one.

Weight
Towing limit
1850 kg
Weight ratio
80%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1450 kg / 1820 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at legislative - optimal noseweight
6.3 - 6.8
Infuence pay load
31%
Flat roads
Top speed
83 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
77 mph
Speed in practice
77 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
20.6 sec. - (max. 17.3 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
14.7 sec. - (max. 12.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.8 sec. (max. 5.8 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1817 rpm, 71% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2265
2922
Percentage between accelerator
58% - 66%
47% - 53%
Power needed at 60 mph 1800 N
over: 1468 N
over: 2219 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
65 mph
In the
4th gear
Revs
3165
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
15.8 sec. - (max. 10.8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
1887
2435
Percentage accelerator
98%
77%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
24.5% - 27%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
45.6%
Maximum speed on 1:8
43 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Renault Talisman Blue dCi 160
Year
January 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (160 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 6 gears without 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
3270 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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