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The Volvo S90 D3 aut. 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

80%

1460 kg 1835 kg
80 kg


Score 6.8


37%

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

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Verdict

The Volvo S90 D3 aut. 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 all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2300 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 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 63 mph. Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 38%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 30% 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
1800 kg
Weight ratio
80%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1460 kg / 1835 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
110 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.8
Infuence pay load
31%
Flat roads
Top speed
79 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
75 mph
Speed in practice
75 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
22.2 sec. - (max. 19.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
15.8 sec. - (max. 13.6 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 7.1 sec. (max. 6.5 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1811 rpm, 81% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2298
3136
Percentage between accelerator
63% - 72%
48% - 55%
Power needed at 60 mph 1804 N
over: 1178 N
over: 2141 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
61 mph - (63 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
3202 - (3300)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
18.5 sec. - (max. 12 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2614
Percentage accelerator
80%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
35.9% - 38.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
35.8%
Maximum speed on 1:8
39 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
Volvo S90 D3 aut.
Year
November 2016 - up to now
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
3295 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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