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The Volvo V60 T8 Twin Engine and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1700 kg is a 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

77%

1700 kg 2219 kg
90 kg


Score 7.2


43%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Volvo V60 T8 Twin Engine and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1700 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 very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear, by giving the engine just a bit of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2400 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed 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 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 74 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 88 mph (5166 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 44%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 32% 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
2100 kg
Weight ratio
77%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1700 kg / 2219 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
90 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.2
Infuence pay load
24%
Flat roads
Top speed
106 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
101 mph
Speed in practice
97 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
13.4 sec. - (max. 11.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
8.6 sec. - (max. 7.2 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 3.3 sec. (max. 3.7 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1625 rpm, 92% gas)
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2414
2948
Percentage between accelerator
49% - 56%
40% - 46%
Power needed at 60 mph 1827 N
over: 2024 N
over: 2837 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
81 mph - (88 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
4800 - (5166)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.8 sec. - (max. 4.9 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
2456
2931
Percentage accelerator
77%
64%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
39.3% - 47.7%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
39.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
59 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Volvo V60 T8 Twin Engine
Year
April 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (303 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 8 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
3919 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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