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The BMW X1 xDrive 20i and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1450 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
8th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

80%

1450 kg 1820 kg
80 kg


Score 6.8


38%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The BMW X1 xDrive 20i and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1450 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.

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 8th gear, by giving the engine nearly full throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 1700 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 2000 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 7th gear. The engine runs approximately 2000 rpm.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 58 mph. In the 4th gear the top speed is 73 mph (4533 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 40%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 35% 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!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
2000 kg
Weight ratio
80%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1450 kg / 1820 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
80 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.8
Infuence pay load
31%
Flat roads
Top speed
93 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
87 mph
Speed in practice
86 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
18.3 sec. - (max. 14.2 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
13 sec. - (max. 9.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.2 sec. (max. 3.9 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1664
1980
Percentage between accelerator
92% - n.a.%
77% - 88%
Power needed at 60 mph 1647 N
over: 287 N
over: 625 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
71 mph - (73 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
4418 - (4533)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
10.8 sec. - (max. 8.3 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
By revs
2544
Percentage accelerator
91%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
35.4% - 42.9%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (6 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
35.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
43 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
BMW X1 xDrive 20i
Year
March 2019 - 2019
Power
kW (192 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
3270 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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