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The BMW X1 sDrive 20d aut. 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

32%

550 kg 1715 kg
50 kg


Score 16.3


63%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • More flexibility in payload

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The BMW X1 sDrive 20d aut. 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 all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1900 rpm. 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 57 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 78 mph (4108 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 64%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 50% 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
1800 kg
Weight ratio
32%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1715 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
80 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.3
Infuence pay load
9%
Flat roads
Top speed
91 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
84 mph
Speed in practice
79 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
13.5 sec. - (max. 11.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
8.8 sec. - (max. 7.7 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 3.7 sec. (max. 3.5 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1909
2407
Percentage between accelerator
58% - 65%
46% - 52%
Power needed at 60 mph 1496 N
over: 1212 N
over: 1876 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
73 mph - (78 mph)
In the
5th gear - (4th gear)
Revs
2959 - (4108)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.5 sec. - (max. 5.7 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1591
2006
Percentage accelerator
98%
71%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
61.4% - 66.3%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
61.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
59 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
BMW X1 sDrive 20d aut.
Year
October 2009 - September 2015
Power
kW (177 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 6 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
2265 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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