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The Peugeot 508 Hybrid 225 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1260 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

65%

1260 kg 1945 kg
75 kg


Score 9.8


45%

The stability score is calculated with a noseweight of 75 kg. That is 21 kg more than the towball limit of the car!

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Towball limit is a bit too low (21 kg)


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Verdict

The Peugeot 508 Hybrid 225 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1260 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 6th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2400 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 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 56 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 3th gear the top speed is 79 mph (6232 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 47%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 43% 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
1330 kg
Weight ratio
65%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1260 kg / 1945 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
54 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at legislative - optimal noseweight
7.5 - 9.8
Infuence pay load
17%
Flat roads
Top speed
95 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
89 mph
Speed in practice
90 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
12.9 sec. - (max. 11.7 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
8.5 sec. - (max. 7.6 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 3.4 sec. (max. 3.8 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1626 rpm, 80% gas)
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2416
2950
Percentage between accelerator
53% - 60%
44% - 50%
Power needed at 60 mph 1791 N
over: 1704 N
over: 2430 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
78 mph - (79 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
4583 - (6232)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.4 sec. - (max. 5.3 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
2013
2458
Percentage accelerator
92%
75%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
39.5% - 52.7%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
39.4%
Maximum speed on 1:8
52 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Peugeot 508 Hybrid 225
Year
January 2020 - up to now
Power
kW (224 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
3205 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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