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The maximum train weight is exceeded by 215 kg!



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The BMW 135i xDrive 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
8th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

31%

550 kg 1750 kg
50 kg


Score 16.4


92%

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

  • Maximum train weight exeeded by 215 kg


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Verdict

The maximum train weight is exceeded by 215 kg! For the conclusions from the following calculation makes nothing, although it sounds weird when we say that it is a good combination while actually legally overweight.

The towing limit is unknown to us. Please check the towing limit!. For the conclusions from the following calculation makes nothing, although it sounds weird when we say that it is a good combination while the towing limit is unknown.

The BMW 135i xDrive 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 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 2000 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 8th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 63 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 7th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 101 mph (5288 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 96%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 76% 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
The maximum train weight is exeeded by 215 kg!
Towing limit
kg
Weight ratio
31%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1750 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.4
Infuence pay load
9%
Flat roads
Top speed
111 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
105 mph
Speed in practice
104 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
8 sec. - (max. 6.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
5.1 sec. - (max. 3.8 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 2.1 sec. (max. 1.5 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1708
2032
Percentage between accelerator
56% - 63%
45% - 50%
Power needed at 60 mph 1584 N
over: 1287 N
over: 2077 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
91 mph - (101 mph)
In the
5th gear
Revs
4798 - (5288)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
3.6 sec. - (max. 3.1 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
8th gear
7th gear
By revs
1423
1694
Percentage accelerator
95%
72%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
84.9% - 102.9%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
84.8%
Maximum speed on 1:8
84 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Car
BMW 135i xDrive
Year
July 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (306 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
2300 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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