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The Citroen Berlingo VTi 120 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1120 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

72%

1120 kg 1545 kg
70 kg


Score 8.7


12%

The stability score is calculated with a noseweight of 70 kg. That is 14 kg more than the towball limit of the car!

Good

  • No salient features

Bad

  • Towball limit is a bit too low (14 kg)
  • Best pulling power at high revs
  • Higher revs uphill sometimes necessary


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Verdict

The Citroen Berlingo VTi 120 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1120 kg is a good combination for journeys on most kinds of roads, sometimes with some limitations in the mountains.

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 fairly good. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 3200 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 4th gear. The engine runs approximately 4000 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 3th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 61 mph. Hill starts are possible on most slopes up to 13%. While driving the engine has enough power on slopes of 21% to drive.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1300 kg
Weight ratio
72%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1120 kg / 1545 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
56 kg
Advise
70 kg
Stability
Score at legislative - optimal noseweight
7.1 - 8.7
Infuence pay load
24%
Flat roads
Top speed
78 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
71 mph
Speed in practice
71 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
27.4 sec. - (max. 21 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
19.8 sec. - (max. 14.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 11.6 sec. (max. 7.4 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (5th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
3169
4033
Percentage between accelerator
82% - 93%
62% - 71%
Power needed at 60 mph 1556 N
over: 424 N
over: 1059 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
54 mph - (61 mph)
In the
3th gear
Revs
4773 - (5432)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
22.9 sec. - (max. 12.3 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
3th gear
By revs
4389
Percentage accelerator
80%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
10% - 15.3%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (10 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
21.4%
Maximum speed on 1:8
26 mph in the 1th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Citroen Berlingo VTi 120
Year
May 2015 - 2018
Power
kW (120 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 5 gears
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
2665 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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