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The Volkswagen Touareg II - TDI 3.0 V6 aut. and the Bailey Pegasus 534 with a laden weight of 1466 kg is a perfect match.

62 %

1466 kg 2353 kg
80 kg

Score: 9.2


weight ratio
towball limit
Flat roads
8th gear
hill starts


  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary


  • No salient features


The Volkswagen Touareg II - TDI 3.0 V6 aut. and the Bailey Pegasus 534 of a laden weight of 1466 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.


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 8th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1600 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 7th gear, the engine runs in that case 1900 rpm. In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.


On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 7th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 71 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 6th gear). In the 6th gear the top speed is 84 mph (3292 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 60%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 46% 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!


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Towing limit
3500 kg
Weight ratio
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1466 kg / 2353 kg)
Towball limit
140 kg
80 kg
Score at optimal noseweight
Infuence pay load
Flat roads
Top speed
104 mph (7th gear)
At headwind
97 mph
Speed in practice
94 mph (7th gear)
0 - 60 mph
14.2 sec. - (max. 12.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
9.1 sec. - (max. 8.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 3.4 sec. (max. 3.8 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
Percentage between accelerator
53% - 61%
40% - 46%
Power needed at 60 mph 1634 N
over: 1452 N
over: 2518 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
78 mph - (84 mph)
In the
6th gear
3050 - (3292)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.8 sec. - (max. 6.4 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
7th gear
6th gear
By revs
Percentage accelerator
Hill starts
Maximum incline
57% - 61.6%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
Maximum speed on 1:8
60 mph in the 4th gear


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Volkswagen Touareg II - TDI 3.0 V6 aut.
May 2011 - up to now
kW (245 bhp) at rpm
Nm at - rpm
kg user payload kg
/ R
automatic with 8 gears and torque converter
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Bailey Pegasus 534
kg Payload kg
m. (8'8")
Overall width:
m. (7'6")
Overall body lenght:
m. (19'8")
Shipping length:
m. (23'7")
Actual gross train weight
3819 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight

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The Volkswagen towing a Bailey Pegasus 534 (1466) kg reviewed by Steve:

After a year of battling with our 2.0l Passat and our Pegasus 534 ... Unstable, heavy nose weight etc something had to give and it was the Passat ... Found a lovely 2012 Touareg and just had first trip and what a revelation.... Amazing car, so powerful, towing dream and now such a relaxing drive without constant worry of what's overtaking us.... We can load sensibly and at 60mph not a twitch from the caravan ... Not a cheap car to buy but full of quality and currently 39 mpg solo 25 towing ... I love the car and it's a pleasure again to go away in the caravan!

The Volkswagen towing a Coachman VIP 520/4 (1600) kg reviewed by Adrian Ansdell:

This is second full year in my first Touareg after owning Discoveries , E Class Mercedes ,and 5 Series BMW -- no contest the VW wins hands down both towing and solo. Comfort , space , solo and towing ability is second to none. I achieve on average 35mpg solo and 23mpg towing. If you want to arrive , no matter how long the journey , fresh and relaxed then this is the car for you. Simply the best.

The Volkswagen towing a Coachman VIP 560/4 (1640) kg reviewed by Mel:

Now on my 3rd touareg, the latest R-line 245bhp. Effortless towing down to the South of France again this year, now done 11000 miles and returned over 40mpg solo at the weekend, unbelievable, stop start much more economical than my previous one and more powerful. Still only does about 22-24 towing but then again I tend to drive as if it was solo and don't hang about. My one criticism is I wish I had got air suspension as the sports suspension is a bit hard. As a tow car it takes some beating, and does not have the reliability problems of the most popular 4x4.

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