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The Saab 9-3 Cabriolet 1.9 TiD and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1480 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

79%

1480 kg 1875 kg
80 kg


Score 6.8


19%

The stability score is calculated with a noseweight of 80 kg. That is 5 kg more than the towball limit of the car!

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Towball limit is a bit too low (5 kg)


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Verdict

The Saab 9-3 Cabriolet 1.9 TiD and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1480 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 all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2200 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 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 58 mph. In the 3th gear the top speed is 62 mph (4047 rpm). Hill starts are possible even on steep slopes up to 19%, if the front wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 18% 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
1600 kg
Weight ratio
79%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1480 kg / 1875 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at legislative - optimal noseweight
6.3 - 6.8
Infuence pay load
31%
Flat roads
Top speed
81 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
75 mph
Speed in practice
73 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
24.2 sec. - (max. 19.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
17.8 sec. - (max. 13.2 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 8.7 sec. (max. 5.9 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1825 rpm, 87% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2207
2796
Percentage between accelerator
66% - 75%
52% - 59%
Power needed at 60 mph 1813 N
over: 1064 N
over: 1783 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
58 mph - (62 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
2709 - (4047)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
20.9 sec. - (max. 12.8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2330
Percentage accelerator
91%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
18.2% - 20.2%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
37.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
41 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
Saab 9-3 Cabriolet 1.9 TiD
Year
September 2007 - December 2011
Power
kW (150 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 6 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
3355 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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