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The Ford Transit Custom 2.0 TDCi 170 aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1300 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

61%

1300 kg 2140 kg
75 kg


Score 10.4


52%

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 Ford Transit Custom 2.0 TDCi 170 aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1300 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, by giving the engine just a bit of throttle. 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 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 57 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 74 mph (3460 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 53%, 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
1600 kg
Weight ratio
61%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1300 kg / 2140 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
112 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
10.4
Infuence pay load
14%
Flat roads
Top speed
93 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
85 mph
Speed in practice
89 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
17.3 sec. - (max. 15.4 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
11.8 sec. - (max. 10.9 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 4.5 sec.
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2071
2792
Percentage between accelerator
48% - 55%
36% - 41%
Power needed at 60 mph 1550 N
over: 1787 N
over: 2890 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
68 mph - (74 mph)
In the
5th gear
Revs
3199 - (3460)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
10.3 sec. - (max. 8.9 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1726
2326
Percentage accelerator
97%
69%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
50.4% - 54.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
50.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
50 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Car
Ford Transit Custom 2.0 TDCi 170 aut.
Year
January 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (170 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 6 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
3440 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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