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The Volkswagen Polo 1.5 TSI aut. 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
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

37%

550 kg 1485 kg
50 kg


Score 15.5


31%

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

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Volkswagen Polo 1.5 TSI aut. 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 7th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 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 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 59 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 75 mph (5107 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 32%, if the 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
1200 kg
Weight ratio
37%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1485 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
50 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
15.5
Infuence pay load
11%
Flat roads
Top speed
86 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
79 mph
Speed in practice
79 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
13.2 sec. - (max. 11.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
9.2 sec. - (max. 7.8 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 3.8 sec.
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2246
2687
Percentage between accelerator
71% - 79%
59% - 66%
Power needed at 60 mph 1544 N
over: 772 N
over: 1193 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
71 mph - (75 mph)
In the
5th gear - (4th gear)
Revs
3970 - (5107)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.8 sec. - (max. 5.4 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
2239
2762
Percentage accelerator
86%
70%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
28% - 35.2%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (6 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
51.7%
Maximum speed on 1:8
55 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Volkswagen Polo 1.5 TSI aut.
Year
February 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (150 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 7 gears without 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
2035 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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