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The Bentley Bentayga W12 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1690 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
8th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

65%

1690 kg 2590 kg
90 kg


Score 9.3


62%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Bentley Bentayga W12 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1690 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 8th gear, by giving the engine just a bit of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 1300 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 7th gear, the engine runs in that case 1600 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily 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 8th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 62 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 7th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 119 mph (4864 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 64%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 56% 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
3500 kg
Weight ratio
65%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1690 kg / 2590 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
150 kg
Advise
90 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
9.3
Infuence pay load
15%
Flat roads
Top speed
140 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
132 mph
Speed in practice
127 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
7.6 sec. - (max. 6.3 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
4.9 sec. - (max. 3.6 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 1.8 sec. (max. 1.3 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1257
1582
Percentage between accelerator
44% - 51%
33% - 37%
Power needed at 60 mph 1780 N
over: 2211 N
over: 3773 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
117 mph - (119 mph)
In the
5th gear
Revs
4788 - (4864)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
4.2 sec. - (max. 3.3 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
8th gear
7th gear
By revs
1048
1318
Percentage accelerator
n.a.%
71%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
57.1% - 69.2%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
7 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
57%
Maximum speed on 1:8
94 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Bentley Bentayga W12
Year
April 2016 - up to now
Power
kW (608 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
4280 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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