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The Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1590 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

78%

1590 kg 2050 kg
85 kg


Score 7


50%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Usability highest gear


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Verdict

The Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1590 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 1900 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 5th gear, the engine runs in that case 2400 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 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 86 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 57%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 39% 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
2000 kg
Weight ratio
78%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1590 kg / 2050 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
95 kg
Advise
85 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7
Infuence pay load
25%
Flat roads
Top speed
101 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
95 mph
Speed in practice
96 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
13.1 sec. - (max. 11.3 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
8.3 sec. - (max. 7.2 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 3 sec. (max. 3.2 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1859
2436
Percentage between accelerator
49% - 55%
32% - 36%
Power needed at 60 mph 1856 N
over: 1916 N
over: 4060 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
73 mph - (86 mph)
In the
5th gear
Revs
2994 - (3501)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
6.6 sec. - (max. 5.3 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
2030
2665
Percentage accelerator
63%
44%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
54% - 58.4%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (13 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
48%
Maximum speed on 1:8
65 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Car
Audi A6 50 TDI Quattro
Year
April 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
3640 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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