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The BMW 330e and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 750 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
8th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

45%

750 kg 1675 kg
50 kg


Score 13.4


70%

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
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The BMW 330e and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 750 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 8th gear. 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 2200 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 8th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 56 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 7th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 93 mph (5154 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 73%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 64% 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
750 kg
Weight ratio
45%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(750 kg / 1675 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
13.4
Infuence pay load
14%
Flat roads
Top speed
102 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
97 mph
Speed in practice
98 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
8.6 sec. - (max. 7.5 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
5.5 sec. - (max. 5 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 2.1 sec. (max. 1.7 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1724
2168
Percentage between accelerator
60% - 67%
47% - 53%
Power needed at 60 mph 1674 N
over: 1268 N
over: 1979 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
86 mph - (93 mph)
In the
5th gear
Revs
4808 - (5154)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
4 sec. - (max. 3.6 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
8th gear
7th gear
By revs
1436
1807
Percentage accelerator
91%
72%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
65% - 78.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
64.9%
Maximum speed on 1:8
75 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
BMW 330e
Year
January 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (252 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
2425 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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