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The Volkswagen Touareg TDI V6 and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1700 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
8th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

77%

1700 kg 2220 kg
90 kg


Score 7.2


63%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Volkswagen Touareg TDI V6 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 8th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1600 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 7th gear, the engine runs in that case 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 7th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 79 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 6th gear). In the 6th gear the top speed is 92 mph (3594 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 64%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 44% 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
3500 kg
Weight ratio
77%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1700 kg / 2220 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
140 kg
Advise
90 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.2
Infuence pay load
24%
Flat roads
Top speed
112 mph (7th gear)
At headwind
105 mph
Speed in practice
99 mph (7th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
13 sec. - (max. 11.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
8.1 sec. - (max. 7.5 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 3 sec. (max. 3.5 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1599
1923
Percentage between accelerator
58% - 67%
41% - 48%
Power needed at 60 mph 1622 N
over: 1127 N
over: 2212 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
82 mph - (92 mph)
In the
6th gear
Revs
3206 - (3594)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
6.8 sec. - (max. 5.5 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
7th gear
6th gear
By revs
1603
1943
Percentage accelerator
98%
70%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
60.8% - 65.7%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (11 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
60.7%
Maximum speed on 1:8
65 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Car
Volkswagen Touareg TDI V6
Year
May 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (286 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
3920 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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