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The Volkswagen Passat Variant 1.6 TDI and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1380 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

81%

1380 kg 1695 kg
75 kg


Score 6.3


13%

Good

  • No salient features

Bad

  • Usability highest gear
  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The Volkswagen Passat Variant 1.6 TDI and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1380 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general just sufficient. Under most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2300 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 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 57 mph. Hill starts are possible on most slopes up to 13%. While driving the engine has enough power on slopes of 28% to drive.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1500 kg
Weight ratio
81%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1380 kg / 1695 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
90 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.3
Infuence pay load
37%
Flat roads
Top speed
72 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
65 mph
Speed in practice
66 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
39.7 sec. - (max. 25.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
31.8 sec. - (max. 18.6 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 8.7 sec.
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2347
3361
Percentage between accelerator
75% - 85%
55% - 62%
Power needed at 60 mph 1700 N
over: 707 N
over: 1673 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
50 mph - (57 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
2801 - (3221)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
39.4 sec. - (max. 28.7 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2801
Percentage accelerator
89%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
12.1% - 13.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
27.5%
Maximum speed on 1:8
31 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
Volkswagen Passat Variant 1.6 TDI
Year
July 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (120 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
3075 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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