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The maximum train weight is exceeded by 1415 kg!



The Kia Optima SW PHEV and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1500 kg is a good match.

Attention: performances are not possible to calculate!

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

76%

1500 kg 1965 kg
80 kg


Score 7.2


34%

Good

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

Bad

  • Maximum train weight exeeded by 1415 kg


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Verdict

The maximum train weight is exceeded by 1415 kg! For the conclusions from the following calculation makes nothing, although it sounds weird when we say that it is a good combination while actually legally overweight.

The Kia Optima SW PHEV and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1500 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 most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2100 rpm. 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 2800 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 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 66 mph. In the 3th gear the top speed is 67 mph (5711 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 37%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 35% 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
The maximum train weight is exeeded by 1415 kg!
Towing limit
1500 kg
Weight ratio
76%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1500 kg / 1965 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
80 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.2
Infuence pay load
26%
Flat roads
Top speed
86 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
80 mph
Speed in practice
78 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
17.9 sec. - (max. 16 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
12.6 sec. - (max. 11 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.3 sec. (max. 5 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2129
2757
Percentage between accelerator
74% - 85%
58% - 66%
Power needed at 60 mph 1830 N
over: 779 N
over: 1490 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
66 mph - (67 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
4220 - (5711)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
11.3 sec. - (max. 9.7 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
3185
Percentage accelerator
75%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
30.4% - 40.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (6 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
30.2%
Maximum speed on 1:8
43 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
Kia Optima SW PHEV
Year
January 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (205 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
3465 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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