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The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1400 kg is a fairly good match.

Attention: performances are calculated of the fuel engine only

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

79%

1400 kg 1765 kg
75 kg


Score 6.6


23%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1400 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 favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2000 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 5th gear, the engine runs in that case 2500 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 5th gear. The engine runs approximately 2500 rpm.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) it is barely possible to drive in the 4th gear with 50 mph up hill. In the 3th gear the top speed is 68 mph (5096 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes up to 24%. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 20% 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
1400 kg
Weight ratio
79%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1400 kg / 1765 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.6
Infuence pay load
35%
Flat roads
Top speed
84 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
78 mph
Speed in practice
80 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
19.3 sec. - (max. 17.7 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
13.2 sec. - (max. 11.6 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 5.6 sec. (max. 5.7 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2017
2456
Percentage between accelerator
88% - 100%
72% - 82%
Power needed at 60 mph 1714 N
over: 383 N
over: 803 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
65 mph - (68 mph)
In the
3th gear
Revs
4818 - (5096)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
13.9 sec. - (max. 9.5 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2653
Percentage accelerator
97%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
21.2% - 25.7%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
7 mph - (10 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
21.2%
Maximum speed on 1:8
46 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
Year
June 2016 - 2018
Power
kW (150 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 6 gears and 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
3165 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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