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The Audi A8 50 TDI and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

25%

550 kg 2200 kg
50 kg


Score 17.4


67%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • More flexibility in payload

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Audi A8 50 TDI and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 550 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is small even at higher speeds.

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 7th gear, by giving the engine just a bit of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 1500 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 6th gear, the engine runs in that case 1800 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily 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 7th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 68 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 6th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 91 mph (3615 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 68%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 61% 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
2300 kg
Weight ratio
25%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 2200 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
95 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
17.4
Infuence pay load
6%
Flat roads
Top speed
102 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
97 mph
Speed in practice
97 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
9.8 sec. - (max. 8.3 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
6.3 sec. - (max. 5 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 2.4 sec. (max. 2 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1226 rpm, 64% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1537
1830
Percentage between accelerator
48% - 55%
41% - 46%
Power needed at 60 mph 1722 N
over: 1966 N
over: 2633 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
81 mph - (91 mph)
In the
5th gear
Revs
3197 - (3615)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
5.1 sec. - (max. 4 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
7th gear
6th gear
By revs
1281
1525
Percentage accelerator
77%
65%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
64.6% - 69.9%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
7 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
64.5%
Maximum speed on 1:8
74 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Car
Audi A8 50 TDI
Year
October 2017 - 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
2750 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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