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The Volkswagen Passat GTE Hybrid 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
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

29%

550 kg 1880 kg
50 kg


Score 16.7


28%

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
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Volkswagen Passat GTE Hybrid 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 5th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2100 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 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 66 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 3th gear the top speed is 85 mph (5153 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 29%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

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
1600 kg
Weight ratio
29%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1880 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
90 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.7
Infuence pay load
8%
Flat roads
Top speed
97 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
89 mph
Speed in practice
94 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
10.3 sec. - (max. 8.5 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
6.5 sec. - (max. 5.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 2.8 sec. (max. 2.2 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1752 rpm, 62% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2101
2614
Percentage between accelerator
51% - 58%
41% - 47%
Power needed at 60 mph 1674 N
over: 1710 N
over: 2490 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
80 mph - (85 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
3512 - (5153)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
5 sec. - (max. 4.5 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
1751
2178
Percentage accelerator
79%
63%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
25.2% - 31.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (10 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
47.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
66 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Volkswagen Passat GTE Hybrid
Year
October 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (218 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 6 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
2430 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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