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The Ford Transit Connect 1.5 TDCi 120 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1330 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
4th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

75%

1330 kg 1763 kg
75 kg


Score 7.7


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Verdict

The Ford Transit Connect 1.5 TDCi 120 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1330 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 fairly good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 4th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2400 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed 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 3th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 61 mph. Hill starts are possible even on steep slopes up to 15%, if the front wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1330 kg
Weight ratio
75%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1330 kg / 1763 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
n.a.
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.7
Infuence pay load
28%
Flat roads
Top speed
79 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
71 mph
Speed in practice
70 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
32.9 sec. - (max. 23.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
25 sec. - (max. 16.9 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 13.3 sec. (max. 7.5 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (5th) gear
of limited use (1851 rpm, 78% gas)
Gears in practice
4th gear
3th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2375
3455
Percentage between accelerator
61% - 70%
47% - 54%
Power needed at 60 mph 1498 N
over: 1071 N
over: 1879 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
48 mph - (61 mph)
In the
3th gear
Revs
2807 - (3527)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
15.6 sec. - (max. 23 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
3th gear
By revs
2879
Percentage accelerator
81%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
14% - 15.6%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (10 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
30.4%
Maximum speed on 1:8
39 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
Ford Transit Connect 1.5 TDCi 120
Year
February 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (120 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 5 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
3093 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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