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The BMW 218i Gran Tourer and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

34%

550 kg 1640 kg
50 kg


Score 16.1


19%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Hill starts
  • More flexibility in payload

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The BMW 218i Gran Tourer and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 550 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

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 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 2500 rpm.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 58 mph. In the 3th gear the top speed is 72 mph (4686 rpm). Hill starts are possible even on steep slopes up to 20%, if the front wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

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Weight
Towing limit
1500 kg
Weight ratio
34%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1640 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.1
Infuence pay load
10%
Flat roads
Top speed
84 mph (3th gear)
At headwind
79 mph
Speed in practice
79 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
17 sec. - (max. 13.9 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
11.7 sec. - (max. 9.7 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 5.3 sec. (max. 4.7 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2134
2519
Percentage between accelerator
82% - 92%
69% - 78%
Power needed at 60 mph 1485 N
over: 466 N
over: 788 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
68 mph - (72 mph)
In the
3th gear
Revs
4403 - (4686)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
11.2 sec. - (max. 6.7 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2523
Percentage accelerator
89%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
16.8% - 21.6%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
34.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
53 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
BMW 218i Gran Tourer
Year
March 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (140 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 6 gears
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
2190 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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