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The Landrover Discovery Sport TD4 180 aut. and the Geist Xklusive XK550 with a laden weight of 1533 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

75%

1533 kg 2035 kg
85 kg


Score 7.2


48%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • No salient features

Verdict

The Landrover Discovery Sport TD4 180 aut. and the Geist Xklusive XK550 of a laden weight of 1533 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is relatively small at normal speed, if the caravan is well loaded.

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 7th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2000 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 55 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 68 mph (3238 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 51%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 41% 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
2500 kg
Weight ratio
75%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1533 kg / 2035 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
150 kg
Advise
85 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.2
Infuence pay load
24%
Flat roads
Top speed
89 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
84 mph
Speed in practice
83 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
19.8 sec. - (max. 16.3 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
14 sec. - (max. 11.5 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 4.8 sec.
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1654 rpm, 74% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1994
2304
Percentage between accelerator
57% - 65%
50% - 57%
Power needed at 60 mph 1667 N
over: 1367 N
over: 1798 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
67 mph - (68 mph)
In the
5th gear
Revs
3208 - (3238)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
13.7 sec. - (max. 9.8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1920
2377
Percentage accelerator
94%
77%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
48.9% - 52.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
46.9%
Maximum speed on 1:8
45 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Landrover Discovery Sport TD4 180 aut.
Year
January 2016 - up to now
Power
kW (180 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
Geist Xklusive XK550
MIRO
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (19'1")
Shipping length:
m. (23'2")
Actual gross train weight
3568 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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Reviews

The Landrover towing a Geist Xklusive XK550 (1533) kg reviewed by Gary Satterthwaite:

Land Rover Discovery Sport Landmark easily towed our Geist caravan, tested it on the long inclines of the M6 in Cumbria and the undulating roads from Ingleton to Hawes in North Yorkshire, Only time you knew the van was on the back was when you checked in the mirror, rock steady, good hard suspension that refused to move no matter what, torqey engine and auto box a great match and despite what I had read about not getting into 9th gear on the motorway, it did just that and only dropped a cog or 2 at most on steep inclines. What amazed me most was the excellent refinement of this engine, super hushed at all times, MPG 22-24 a little on the low side, but still only got 1200 miles on the clock, it should avg about 25 towing overall on mixture of country and motorway roads, I'll be happy with that. I wholeheartedly recommend this Land Rover as a towcar, it beats my 2012 BMW X5 and that is saying something.

The Landrover towing a Sterling Europa 565 (1576) kg reviewed by Stuart Scott:

Towed our caravan for the first time, with our Land Rover Discovery Sport, on our travels to Cornwall. We travelled through the night and the weather conditions were pretty horrendous, with strong winds and heavy rain. However, the car performed impeccably well, coping with the side wind and steep uphill gradients on the A30. The caravan has a MTPLM of1490kg, plus we had 4 roof mounted mountain bikes on the car. I would highly recommend this particular vehicle as a towcar.


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