Towcar.info

Towcar.info Home Towing limits User reviews Stability About us Menu

Audi & Caravan


The Audi A4 40 TFSI and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

33%

550 kg 1645 kg
50 kg


Score 16.1


27%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • More flexibility in payload
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


Is this Outfit match useful for you? Please give a small contribution. Thank you!

Number of useful calculations

Verdict

The Audi A4 40 TFSI 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 1800 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 5th gear, the engine runs in that case 2200 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 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 57 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 3th gear the top speed is 82 mph (4817 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 28%, 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
1500 kg
Weight ratio
33%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1645 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
80 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.1
Infuence pay load
10%
Flat roads
Top speed
91 mph (3th gear)
At headwind
86 mph
Speed in practice
84 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
12.1 sec. - (max. 9.9 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
8 sec. - (max. 6.7 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 3.6 sec. (max. 3 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1831
2152
Percentage between accelerator
72% - 81%
61% - 69%
Power needed at 60 mph 1639 N
over: 777 N
over: 1169 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
72 mph - (82 mph)
In the
3th gear
Revs
4233 - (4817)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
6.3 sec. - (max. 5.2 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
1794
2153
Percentage accelerator
90%
75%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
24.4% - 30.9%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
46.1%
Maximum speed on 1:8
58 mph in the 2th gear

 

Download a fact sheet in PDF


Details combination

You may customize the data to your own situation.

Car
Audi A4 40 TFSI
Year
January 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (190 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 6 gears
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
2195 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

Change

User Payload:



Output in km/h or mph:

Other Car:


Other Caravan:


Reviews

There are no reviews for the Audi A4 40 TFSI.