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The Volvo V60 D3 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1460 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

79%

1460 kg 1840 kg
80 kg


Score 6.8


18%

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Higher revs uphill sometimes necessary


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Verdict

The Volvo V60 D3 and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1460 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 most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1900 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 53 mph. In the 3th gear the top speed is 61 mph (4033 rpm). Hill starts are possible even on steep slopes up to 19%, if the front wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

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)
(1460 kg / 1840 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.8
Infuence pay load
28%
Flat roads
Top speed
83 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
77 mph
Speed in practice
74 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
24.5 sec. - (max. 18.4 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
18.6 sec. - (max. 12.8 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 9.6 sec. (max. 5.7 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1574 rpm, 98% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1905
2587
Percentage between accelerator
74% - 84%
54% - 62%
Power needed at 60 mph 1734 N
over: 761 N
over: 1593 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
53 mph - (61 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
2317 - (4033)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
25.8 sec. - (max. 12.4 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2156
Percentage accelerator
95%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
17.6% - 19.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
36.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
39 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Volvo V60 D3
Year
April 2018 - up to now
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
3300 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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