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The BMW X7 xDrive30d and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1910 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

74%

1910 kg 2595 kg
100 kg


Score 7.7


55%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The BMW X7 xDrive30d and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1910 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 very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1700 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 6th gear, the engine runs in that case 2100 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed). In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 76 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 82 mph (3731 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 56%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 40% 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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Weight
Towing limit
2200 kg
Weight ratio
74%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1910 kg / 2595 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
140 kg
Advise
100 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.7
Infuence pay load
17%
Flat roads
Top speed
104 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
99 mph
Speed in practice
96 mph (7th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
14.5 sec. - (max. 13.2 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
9.3 sec. - (max. 8.9 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 3.5 sec. (max. 4.1 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1316 rpm, 82% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1690
2056
Percentage between accelerator
52% - 60%
37% - 43%
Power needed at 60 mph 1814 N
over: 1647 N
over: 2916 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
76 mph - (82 mph)
In the
6th gear - (5th gear)
Revs
2634 - (3731)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.7 sec. - (max. 6.9 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1713
2261
Percentage accelerator
87%
58%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
53.1% - 57.4%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (10 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
53.1%
Maximum speed on 1:8
58 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Car
BMW X7 xDrive30d
Year
January 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (265 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 8 gears and torque converter
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
4505 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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