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The Porsche Cayenne 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
8th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

25%

550 kg 2210 kg
50 kg


Score 17.4


56%

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 Porsche Cayenne 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 8th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1400 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 1800 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 7th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 65 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 6th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 101 mph (4893 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 60%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 57% 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
25%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 2210 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
140 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
17.4
Infuence pay load
6%
Flat roads
Top speed
119 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
113 mph
Speed in practice
104 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
9.7 sec. - (max. 7.9 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
6.2 sec. - (max. 5.2 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 2.5 sec. (max. 1.9 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1408
1804
Percentage between accelerator
59% - 68%
46% - 53%
Power needed at 60 mph 1448 N
over: 1096 N
over: 1776 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
91 mph - (101 mph)
In the
5th gear
Revs
4413 - (4893)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
4.6 sec. - (max. 3.6 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
7th gear
6th gear
By revs
1503
1833
Percentage accelerator
83%
68%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
49.9% - 66.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
49.8%
Maximum speed on 1:8
79 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Porsche Cayenne
Year
September 2017 - up to now
Power
kW (340 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
2760 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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