Hyundai i800

justgoogleit replied on 11/12/2018 05:37

Posted on 11/12/2018 05:37

Hello folks, just after the benefits of a little collective wisdom. Wondering what people think of an i800 as a tow vehicle? Specifically, whether or not it has enough power? Kerbweight of 2238kgs pulling a Coachman 580 (MIRO 1346kgs). Vehicle has 134bhp and 253Nm torque. We have three kids so I'm guessing a total of somewhere between 600-750kgs cargo (including bodyweight!).

Wildwood replied on 03/02/2019 13:09

Posted on 03/02/2019 13:09

With a body that heavy and 135 bhp the engine will struggle I think. You do not show the torque figure which is important and with that weight I would think anything under 160 lb/ft would be too low and more would be preferable.

zeberdee replied on 05/05/2019 04:01

Posted on 05/05/2019 04:01

I had the early i800 5 speed manual (170ps) towing a Pegasus 646 6 kids, dog, mrs and me. To put it politely it was very very good as a tow car. Only gripe I had with it was the lack of a rear wash/wiper as seeing through the van in wet weather was difficult . I changed it after five years for the newer 6 speed but lower powered ( 136ps engine)  i800 , the difference was very noticeable towing, plan ahead going up steep hills etc it managed ok. Just not quick off the mark and seemed to tow best at an indicated 65mph. solo I didn't feel safe overtaking on single carriage ways ( change down a gear and floor it produced noise and almost some acceleration ,change down two gears just gave even more noise and very little acceleration. ) I am now on my third i800 which on paper is the same power but it  realy drives much better and has more performance .I haven't had chance to tow with it yet as I ve only just run it in but at the end of the month I will be doing a 600mile round trip towing.I hope this helps. Chris 



JohnnyBognar replied on 28/06/2019 09:41

Posted on 28/06/2019 09:41

I have an i800 auto 170bhp that I have just purchased 2016 model. We own a 2016 sprite Quattro with an MTPLM of around 1610.

We bought the car based on the club's towcar match but it has become apparent that the auto has a towing limit of 1500kg against 2300kg on the manual. The stats on the club's towcar match are incorrect for this vehicle. 

Anyway... my question is that the caravan seems to be no more than 100kg past the towing limit of the car. Am I still able to pull the van ok? The kerbweight ratio is find and I know that you can tow over 85% however the towing limit is different. 

I would be interested if anyone can answer this for me and highlight any implications of towing a van that is slightly over the towing limit.


Thanks in advance!

Tinwheeler replied on 18/07/2019 18:53

Posted on 18/07/2019 18:53

The max towing weight and the GTW are legal maximums. It's up to you if you break the law but remember you’d be invalidating your insurance as well so please don't be on the road when I am.