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The Volvo S60 T5 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

30%

550 kg 1836 kg
50 kg


Score 16.6


56%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • More flexibility in payload

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Volvo S60 T5 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 all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2200 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 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 60 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 84 mph (4495 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 44% 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
1800 kg
Weight ratio
30%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1836 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.6
Infuence pay load
8%
Flat roads
Top speed
100 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
93 mph
Speed in practice
90 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
10.7 sec. - (max. 9.2 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
6.8 sec. - (max. 5.7 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 2.7 sec. (max. 3 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2178
2659
Percentage between accelerator
57% - 64%
46% - 52%
Power needed at 60 mph 1668 N
over: 1418 N
over: 2060 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
83 mph - (84 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
4396 - (4495)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
5.7 sec. - (max. 3.7 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1815
2216
Percentage accelerator
86%
70%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
51.4% - 62.2%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
51.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
71 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Volvo S60 T5
Year
January 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (250 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
2386 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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