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The Ford S-Max - 2.0 TDCi [PowerShift] and the Fendt Saphir 495 TFKM with a laden weight of 1530 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

83%

1530 kg 1838 kg
85 kg


Score 6.3


19%

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Higher revs uphill sometimes necessary


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Verdict

The Ford S-Max - 2.0 TDCi [PowerShift] and the Fendt Saphir 495 TFKM of a laden weight of 1530 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 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 2200 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 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 58 mph. In the 3th gear the top speed is 60 mph (3838 rpm). Hill starts are possible even on steep slopes up to 19%, if the front 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
1800 kg
Weight ratio
83%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1530 kg / 1838 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
90 kg
Advise
85 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.3
Infuence pay load
31%
Flat roads
Top speed
81 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
76 mph
Speed in practice
76 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
25.3 sec. - (max. 20.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
18.3 sec. - (max. 14.3 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 8.7 sec. (max. 6.5 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1813 rpm, 75% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2166
2706
Percentage between accelerator
62% - 71%
50% - 57%
Power needed at 60 mph 1673 N
over: 1131 N
over: 1789 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
58 mph - (60 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
2622 - (3838)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
29.4 sec. - (max. 14.4 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2255
Percentage accelerator
91%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
18% - 20%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
37%
Maximum speed on 1:8
37 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Ford S-Max - 2.0 TDCi [PowerShift]
Year
May 2010 - June 2015
Power
kW (140 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
Fendt Saphir 495 TFKM
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'6")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (18'9")
Shipping length:
m. (23'4")
Actual gross train weight
3368 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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Reviews

The Ford towing a Fendt Saphir 495 TFKM (1530) kg reviewed by Sergio Catalan Vela:

I have tow with this car for three years. Real weight of caravan 1650 kilos.

In general terms quite well except with temperatures over 30ºC. Engine runs at 100º on flat while on solo it is 85º... that means that on long run inclines car overheats. Radiators were cleaned by official delaer. With modelrate temperatures no problem.

Car was very stable, and lot of room inside. Perfect car for families with two small children. All gear travels on the car.

The car has automatic louver on front of radiator that I did not figure out how they work and may be this is the isssue.