Swift Bessacarr Specification

Layouts Bessacarr 512 Bessacarr 524 Bessacarr 542 Bessacarr 560 Bessacarr 560 Lounge Bessacarr 562 Bessacarr 574 Bessacarr 574 Lounge Bessacarr 584 Bessacarr 584 Lounge Bessacarr 596 Bessacarr 597 Bessacarr 597 Lounge Bessacarr 599 Bessacarr 599 Lounge
2018 bessacarr 512 low line day Day
2018 bessacarr 512 low line night 1 Night
2018 bessacarr 512 low line night 2 Alt Night
2018 bessacarr 524 integrated day Day
2018 bessacarr 524 integrated night Night
2018 bessacarr 542 low line day Day
2018 bessacarr 542 low line night 1 Night
2018 bessacarr 542 low line night 2 Alt Night
2018 bessacarr 560 low line day Day
2018 bessacarr 560 low line night Night
2018 bessacarr 560 low line lounge day Day
2018 bessacarr 560 low line lounge night Night
2018 bessacarr 562 low line day Day
2018 bessacarr 562 low line night 1 Night
2018 bessacarr 562 low line night 2 Alt Night
2018 bessacarr 574 low line day Day
2018 bessacarr 574 low line night Night
2018 bessacarr 574 low line lounge day Day
2018 bessacarr 574 low line lounge night Night
2018 bessacarr 584 low line day Day
2018 bessacarr 584 low line night Night
2018 bessacarr 584 low line lounge day Day
2018 bessacarr 584 low line lounge night Night
2018 bessacarr 596 low line day Day
2018 bessacarr 596 low line night Night
2018 bessacarr 597 low line day Day
2018 bessacarr 597 low line night 1 Night
2018 bessacarr 597 low line night 2 Alt Night
2018 bessacarr 597 low line lounge day Day
2018 bessacarr 597 low line lounge night 1 Night
2018 bessacarr 597 low line lounge night 2 Alt Night
2018 bessacarr 599 low line day Day
2018 bessacarr 599 low line night Night
2018 bessacarr 599 low line lounge day Day
Specification Bessacarr 512 Bessacarr 524 Bessacarr 542 Bessacarr 560 Bessacarr 560 Lounge Bessacarr 562 Bessacarr 574 Bessacarr 574 Lounge Bessacarr 584 Bessacarr 584 Lounge Bessacarr 596 Bessacarr 597 Bessacarr 597 Lounge Bessacarr 599 Bessacarr 599 Lounge
Standard Optional Standard Optional Standard Optional Standard Optional Standard Optional Standard Optional Standard Optional Optional Optional Standard Optional Optional Optional Standard Optional Optional Optional Standard Optional Optional Optional Standard Optional Optional Optional Standard Optional Optional Optional Standard Optional Optional Optional Standard Optional Optional Optional Standard Optional Optional Optional
Fiat MultiJet Diesel Engine 130 130 Auto 130 130 Auto 130 130 Auto 130 130 Auto 130 130 Auto 130 130 Auto 130 130 Auto 150 150 Auto 130 130 Auto 150 150 Auto 130 130 Auto 150 150 Auto 130 130 Auto 150 150 Auto 130 130 Auto 150 150 Auto 130 130 Auto 150 150 Auto 130 130 Auto 150 150 Auto 130 130 Auto 150 150 Auto 130 130 Auto 150 150 Auto
Engine Capacity 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr 2.3ltr
Engine Power 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 96kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm 110kW @ 3600rpm
Engine Torque 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 320Nm @ 1800rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm 380Nm @ 1500rpm
Roof Profile Low-line High-line Low-line Low-line Low-line High-line Low-line Low-line Low-line Low-line High-line Low-line Low-line Low-line Low-line
Wheel Base 3.00m 9' 10" 3.80m 12' 6" 4.04m 13' 3" 4.04m 13' 3" 4.04m 13' 3" 3.45m 11' 4" 4.40m 14' 5" 4.40m 14' 5" 4.40m 14' 5" 4.40m 14' 5" 4.70m 15' 5" 4.70m 15' 5" 4.70m 15' 5" 4.70m 15' 5" 4.70m 15' 5"
Seat belts (inc. driver) 2 4 2 4 2 2 4 2 4 2 6 4 2 4 2
Berths (sleeping positions) 2 4 2 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 6 4 4 4 4
Overall Length (excluding ladder) ** 5.99m 19' 8" 5.99m 19' 8" 7.37m 24' 2" 7.09m 23' 3" 7.09m 23' 3" 6.54m * 21' 5" 7.77m 25' 6" 7.77m 25' 6" 7.77m 25' 6" 7.77m 25' 6" 8.11m 26' 7" 8.11m 26' 7" 8.11m 26' 7" 8.11m 26' 7" 8.11m 26' 7"
Overall Width (mirrors folded) 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10" 2.38m 7' 10"
Overall Height ** 2.82m 9' 3" 2.82m 9' 3" 2.82m 9' 3" 2.82m 9' 3" 2.82m 9' 3" 2.82m 9' 3" 2.76m 9' 1" 2.76m 9' 1" 2.76m 9' 1" 2.76m 9' 1" 2.82m 9' 3" 2.76m 9' 1" 2.76m 9' 1" 2.76m 9' 1" 2.76m 9' 1"
Standard Awning Thule 4900 2.6m Thule 4900 2.6m Thule 4900 4.0m Thule 4900 3.5m Thule 4900 3.5m Thule 4900 3.0m Thule 4900 4.5m Thule 4900 4.5m Thule 4900 4.5m Thule 4900 4.5m Thule 4900 4.5m Thule 4900 4.5m Thule 4900 4.5m Thule 4900 4.5m Thule 4900 4.5m
Maximum Technical Permissible Laden Mass (A) 3500kg 68.9cwt 3500kg 68.9cwt 3500kg 68.9cwt 3500kg 68.9cwt 3500kg 68.9cwt 3500kg 68.9cwt 3850kg 75.8cwt 3500kg 68.9cwt 3850kg 75.8cwt 3500kg 68.9cwt 4250kg 83.7cwt 3850kg 75.8cwt 3500kg 68.9cwt 3850kg 75.8cwt 3500kg 68.9cwt
Mass in Running Order (B) 2931kg * 57.7cwt 2948kg * 58.0cwt 3012kg * 59.3cwt 3029kg * 59.6cwt 3084kg * 60.7cwt 3101kg * 61.0cwt 3112kg * 61.3cwt 3129kg * 61.6cwt 3072kg * 60.5cwt 3089kg * 60.8cwt 2990kg 58.9cwt 3007kg 59.2cwt 3266kg * 64.3cwt 3283kg * 64.6cwt 3282kg * 64.6cwt 3299kg * 64.9cwt 3216kg * 63.3cwt 3233kg * 63.6cwt 3232kg * 63.6cwt 3249kg * 64.0cwt 3237kg * 63.7cwt 3254kg * 64.1cwt 3253kg * 64.0cwt 3270kg * 64.4cwt 3187kg 62.7cwt 3204kg 63.1cwt 3203kg 63.0cwt 3220kg 63.4cwt 3412kg * 67.2cwt 3429kg * 67.5cwt 3428kg * 67.5cwt 3445kg * 67.8cwt 3322kg * 65.4cwt 3339kg * 65.7cwt 3338kg * 65.7cwt 3355kg * 66.0cwt 3272kg * 64.4cwt 3289kg * 64.7cwt 3186kg * 62.7cwt 3305kg * 65.1cwt 3302kg * 65.0cwt 3319kg * 65.3cwt 3318kg * 65.3cwt 3335kg * 65.6cwt 3252kg * 64.0cwt 3269kg * 64.3cwt 3268kg * 64.3cwt 3285kg * 64.7cwt
Maximum User Payload (A-B) 569kg * 11.2cwt 552kg * 10.9cwt 488kg * 9.6cwt 471kg * 9.3cwt 416kg * 8.2cwt 399kg * 7.9cwt 388kg * 7.6cwt 371kg * 7.3cwt 428kg * 8.4cwt 411kg * 8.1cwt 510kg 10.0cwt 493kg 9.7cwt 584kg * 11.5cwt 567kg * 11.2cwt 568kg * 11.2cwt 551kg * 10.8cwt 284kg * 5.6cwt 267kg * 5.3cwt 268kg * 5.3cwt 251kg * 4.9cwt 613kg * 12.1cwt 596kg * 11.7cwt 597kg * 11.8cwt 580kg * 11.4cwt 313kg 6.2cwt 296kg 5.8cwt 297kg 5.8cwt 280kg 5.5cwt 838kg * 16.5cwt 821kg * 16.2cwt 822kg * 16.2cwt 805kg * 15.8cwt 528kg * 10.4cwt 511kg * 10.1cwt 512kg * 10.1cwt 495kg * 9.7cwt 228kg * 4.5cwt 211kg * 4.2cwt 314kg * 6.2cwt 195kg * 3.8cwt 548kg * 10.8cwt 531kg * 10.5cwt 532kg * 10.5cwt 515kg * 10.1cwt 248kg * 4.9cwt 231kg * 4.5cwt 232kg * 4.6cwt 215kg * 4.2cwt
Essential Habitation Equipment 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt 0kg 0.0cwt
Thermal Grade Insulation Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three Three
Maximum Recommended Trailer Weight # 1600kg 31.5cwt 1600kg 31.5cwt 1600kg 31.5cwt 1600kg 31.5cwt 1600kg 31.5cwt 1600kg 31.5cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt 2000kg 39.4cwt
Gross Train Weight # 5100kg 100.4cwt 5100kg 100.4cwt 5100kg 100.4cwt 5100kg 100.4cwt 5100kg 100.4cwt 5100kg 100.4cwt 5500kg 108.3cwt 5500kg 108.3cwt 5500kg 108.3cwt 5500kg 108.3cwt 6000kg 118.1cwt 5500kg 108.3cwt 5500kg 108.3cwt 5500kg 108.3cwt 5500kg 108.3cwt
Bed Sizes Bessacarr 512 Bessacarr 524 Bessacarr 542 Bessacarr 560 Bessacarr 560 Lounge Bessacarr 562 Bessacarr 574 Bessacarr 574 Lounge Bessacarr 584 Bessacarr 584 Lounge Bessacarr 596 Bessacarr 597 Bessacarr 597 Lounge Bessacarr 599 Bessacarr 599 Lounge
Front Double 2.01m x 1.30m 6' 7" x 4' 3" 2.09m x 1.50m / 1.03m 6' 10" x 4' 11" / 3' 5" 2.01m x 1.42m 6' 7" x 4' 8" 2.09m x 1.23m / 1.03m 6' 10" x 4' 0" / 3' 5" 2.01m x 1.20m / 0.92m 6' 7" x 3' 11" / 3' 0" - 2.09m x 1.23m / 1.03m 6' 10" x 4' 0" / 3' 5" 2.01m x 1.20m / 1.03m 6' 7" x 3' 11" / 3' 5" 2.09m x 1.23m / 1.03m 6' 10" x 4' 0" / 3' 5" 2.01m x 1.20m / 1.03m 6' 7" x 3' 11" / 3' 5" 2.09m x 1.80m / 1.21m 6' 10" x 5' 11" / 4' 0" 2.09m x 1.23m / 1.03m 6' 10" x 4' 0" / 3' 5" 2.01m x 1.20m / 1.03m 6' 7" x 3' 11" / 3' 5" 2.09m x 1.23m / 1.03m 6' 10" x 4' 0" / 3' 5" 2.01m x 1.20m / 1.03m 6' 7" x 3' 11" / 3' 5"
or Front Nearside Single 1.87m x 0.68m 6' 2" x 2' 3" - 1.88m x 0.68m 6' 2" x 2' 3" - - - - - - - - - - - -
and Front Offside Single 1.87m x 0.68m 6' 2" x 2' 3" - 1.88m x 0.68m 6' 2" x 2' 3" - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rear Double - - - 1.90m x 1.26m 6' 3" x 4' 2" 1.90m x 1.26m 6' 3" x 4' 2" 2.02m x 1.82m 6' 8" x 6' 0" - - 1.99m x 1.31m 6' 6" x 4' 4" 1.99m x 1.31m 6' 6" x 4' 4" 2.02m x 1.63m 6' 8" x 5' 4" 2.16m x 1.20m 7' 1" x 3' 11" 2.16m x 1.20m 7' 1" x 3' 11" 2.00m x 1.33m 6' 7" x 4' 4" 2.00m x 1.33m 6' 7" x 4' 4"
Rear Offside Single - - - - - 1.82m x 0.69m 6' 0" x 2' 3" 1.92m x 0.75m 6' 4" x 2' 6" 1.92m x 0.75m 6' 4" x 2' 6" - - 1.63m x 0.69m 5' 4" x 2' 3" 1.99m x 0.81m 6' 6" x 2' 8" 1.99m x 0.81m 6' 6" x 2' 8" - -
Rear Nearside Single - - - - - 1.82m x 0.69m 6' 0" x 2' 3" 2.01m x 0.75m 6' 7" x 2' 6" 2.01m x 0.75m 6' 7" x 2' 6" - - 1.73m x 0.69m 5' 8" x 2' 3" 1.99m x 0.81m 6' 6" x 2' 8" 1.99m x 0.81m 6' 6" x 2' 8" - -
Drop Down Bed - 1.90m x 1.27m 6' 3" x 4' 2" - - - - - - - - 1.96m x 1.33m 6' 5" x 4' 4" - - - -

The Maximum User Payload includes:

  1. the conventional load (this is the allowance for passengers)
  2. essential habitation equipment (items and fluids required for safe and proper functioning of habitation equipment)
  3. optional equipment (items available from the manufacturer over and above the standard specification)
  4. personal effects (those items not covered by the above)

The Mass in Running Order is the mass of the unladen vehicle including a 75kg allowance for the driver plus engine coolants and 90% of the fuel tank capacity and 1 x 6kg Calor Lite LPG cylinder.

The MRO is calculated with the fresh water tank empty. If you travel with water in the fresh water tank then the payload will reduce accordingly.

Please take care to ensure that you have allowed for the masses of all items you intend to carry in the motor caravan, e.g. passengers, optional equipment, essential habitation equipment and personal effects, such as clothing, food, pets, bicycles, sailboards, sports equipment etc.

Warning - under no circumstances should the maximum technical permissible laden mass of this motor caravan be exceeded.

* Estimated

** For optional roof ladder add 125mm to length and 40mm to height.
Please note that the additional weight of the tow bar and trailer nose weight increases the rear axle loading of the motor home so care should be taken that the rear axle load is not exceeded when towing. To ensure adequate road holding, the load on the front axle, under all conditions, must not be less than 40% or more than 70% of the total weight. Care must be taken when distributing loads. The loadings and weights above are maximums and must not be exceeded under any circumstances.

With this vehicle configuration it will be necessary to reduce the payload carried inside the van when towing to ensure that the MTPLM and maximum axle loads are not exceeded.

The maximum trailer weight is limited by the gross train weight which must not be exceeded. For example if the vehicle is at the maximum MTPLM of 3850kg, then the maximum trailer weight possible is 1650kg. Reducing the weight of the vehicle by removing payload, will allow you to increase the trailer weight up to a maximum of 2000kg.

# Please note that the additional weight of the tow bar and trailer nose weight increases the rear axle loading of the motor home so care should be taken that the rear axle load is not exceeded when towing. To ensure adequate road holding, the load on the front axle, under all conditions, must not be less than 40% or more than 70% of the total weight. Care must be taken when distributing loads. The loadings and weights above are maximums and must not be exceeded under any circumstances.

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