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The Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 980 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

74%

980 kg 1330 kg
65 kg


Score 8.8


20%

The stability score is calculated with a noseweight of 65 kg. That is 15 kg more than the towball limit of the car!

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Towball limit is a bit too low (15 kg)


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Verdict

The Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 980 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 good. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th gear, by giving the engine nearly full throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2200 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 6th gear. The engine runs approximately 2700 rpm.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 53 mph. In the 4th gear the top speed is 64 mph (4379 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes up to 21%. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 20% not to drive.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1000 kg
Weight ratio
74%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(980 kg / 1330 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
50 kg
Advise
65 kg
Stability
Score at legislative - optimal noseweight
6.8 - 8.8
Infuence pay load
28%
Flat roads
Top speed
78 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
72 mph
Speed in practice
74 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
19.5 sec. - (max. 17 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
14.1 sec. - (max. 12 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.4 sec. (max. 6.2 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2244
2684
Percentage between accelerator
91% - n.a.%
76% - 86%
Power needed at 60 mph 1585 N
over: 300 N
over: 637 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
64 mph
In the
4th gear
Revs
4379
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
15 sec. - (max. 9.1 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
By revs
2759
Percentage accelerator
94%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
17.9% - 23%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
36%
Maximum speed on 1:8
45 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI aut.
Year
August 2017 - up to now
Power
kW (116 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 7 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
2310 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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