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The Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer BlueHDi 160 aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1430 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

81%

1430 kg 1765 kg
80 kg


Score 6.7


55%

The stability score is calculated with a noseweight of 80 kg. That is 10 kg more than the towball limit of the car!

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • Towball limit is a bit too low (10 kg)


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Verdict

The Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer BlueHDi 160 aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1430 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 7th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 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 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 67 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 70 mph (3501 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 58%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 42% 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
1600 kg
Weight ratio
81%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1430 kg / 1765 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
70 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at legislative - optimal noseweight
5.5 - 6.7
Infuence pay load
31%
Flat roads
Top speed
87 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
81 mph
Speed in practice
82 mph (7th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
16.9 sec. - (max. 15.7 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
11.3 sec. - (max. 11 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 4.6 sec.
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1654 rpm, 74% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1988
2457
Percentage between accelerator
56% - 63%
44% - 50%
Power needed at 60 mph 1635 N
over: 1332 N
over: 2244 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
67 mph - (70 mph)
In the
6th gear - (5th gear)
Revs
2765 - (3501)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
10.4 sec. - (max. 9.6 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
2048
2500
Percentage accelerator
77%
64%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
55.5% - 60%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
53.4%
Maximum speed on 1:8
47 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer BlueHDi 160 aut.
Year
May 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (163 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
3195 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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