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The Saab 9-3 Cabriolet Aero 2.0 T 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
4th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

34%

550 kg 1640 kg
50 kg


Score 16.1


34%

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 Saab 9-3 Cabriolet Aero 2.0 T 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 4th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2500 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 3th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 70 mph. Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 35%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 27% 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
1600 kg
Weight ratio
34%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1640 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.1
Infuence pay load
10%
Flat roads
Top speed
90 mph (3th gear)
At headwind
80 mph
Speed in practice
80 mph (3th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
15.1 sec. - (max. 11.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
10.7 sec. - (max. 7.2 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 5.6 sec. (max. 2.9 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (4th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
4th gear
3th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2463
3423
Percentage between accelerator
68% - 77%
49% - 55%
Power needed at 60 mph 1638 N
over: 896 N
over: 1814 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
70 mph
In the
3th gear
Revs
4030
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.1 sec. - (max. 6.3 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
3th gear
By revs
2853
Percentage accelerator
72%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
31.1% - 37.7%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
7 mph - (12 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
31.1%
Maximum speed on 1:8
65 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
Saab 9-3 Cabriolet Aero 2.0 T aut.
Year
September 1999 - September 2000
Power
kW (205 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 4 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
2190 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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