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The Citroen C3 - 1.4 Hdi aut and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
4th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

42%

550 kg 1305 kg
50 kg


Score 14.7


16%

The stability score is calculated with a noseweight of 50 kg. That is 3 kg more than the towball limit of the car!

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • More flexibility in payload

Bad

  • Towball limit is a bit too low (3 kg)
  • Usability highest gear


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Verdict

The Citroen C3 - 1.4 Hdi aut and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 550 kg is a combination just suitable for most journeys but also with some limitations.

Weight

The chance of snaking is small even at higher speeds.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general moderate but for your use maybe sufficient.Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 4th gear, by giving the engine nearly full throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2800 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 3th gear. The engine runs approximately 3900 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) it is barely possible to drive in the 3th gear with 50 mph up hill. Hill starts are possible even on steep slopes up to 17%, if the front wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
950 kg
Weight ratio
42%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1305 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
47 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at legislative - optimal noseweight
14.5 - 14.7
Infuence pay load
13%
Flat roads
Top speed
63 mph (3th gear)
At headwind
57 mph
Speed in practice
58 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
sec. - (max. 32.2 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
40.4 sec. - (max. 25.7 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 27.8 sec. (max. 15.4 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (5th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
4th gear
3th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2849
3910
Percentage between accelerator
91% - n.a.%
84% - 94%
Power needed at 60 mph 1517 N
over: 322 N
over: 559 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
49 mph - (50 mph)
In the
3th gear
Revs
3217 - (3299)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
-
Normaly at 50 mph in the
3th gear
By revs
3258
Percentage accelerator
98%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
15.6% - 17.4%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
32.5%
Maximum speed on 1:8
35 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Citroen C3 - 1.4 Hdi aut
Year
March 2012 - March 2013
Power
kW (68 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 5 gears without 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
1855 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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