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Ford Mondeo III - 1.6 EcoBoost
118 kW (160 hp) Aug 2010 - Dec 2014
Kerbweight: 1498 kg
Towing limit: 1600 kg
Towball limit: 90 kg

Bailey Orion 440-4
MRO: 1102 kg


It's a good match.

= 76%
(1249 kg / 1648 kg)


Stability score: 7.4

Max gradient: 16%







Weight
weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads
speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains
speed
hill starts
driving

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Verdict

The Ford Mondeo III - 1.6 EcoBoost and the Bailey Orion 440-4 of a laden weight of 1249 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 good. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2100 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 5th gear. The engine runs approximately 2600 rpm.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) it is barely possible to drive in the 4th gear with 50 mph up hill. In the 3th gear the top speed is 70 mph (5222 rpm). Hill starts are possible even on steep slopes up to 16%, if the front wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power on slopes of 30% to drive.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!




 

Weight
Towing limit
1600 kg
Weight ratio
76%
(Caravan/Car)
(1249 kg / 1648 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
90 kg
Advise
70 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.4
Infuence pay load
32%
Flat roads
Top speed
83 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
79 mph
Speed in practice
79 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0-60 mph (max)
18.3 sec. - (15.7 sec.)
30-60 mph (max)
12.5 sec. - (11.1 sec.)
50-60 mph
3th gear: 5.4 sec.
Power at 60 mph
High6est (th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2139
2560
Accelerator
86% - 98%
72% - 82%
Power needed at
60 mph 1717 N
over:
419 N
over:
804 N
Motorway inclines
Speed (maximum)
62 mph - (70 mph)
In the
3th gear
Revs
4621 - (5222)
Acceleration 30-50 mph
13.1 sec. - (max. 8 sec.)
50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2673
Accelerator
96%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
13.8% - 18%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Max. slope driving
29.6%
Max. speed on 1:8
49 mph in the 2th gear

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