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The BMW 118d aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1300 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

79%

1300 kg 1655 kg
75 kg


Score 7.3


51%

Good

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

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The BMW 118d aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1300 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 6th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2200 rpm, this gives maybe more noise 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 55 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 67 mph (3725 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 52%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 42% 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
1300 kg
Weight ratio
79%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1300 kg / 1655 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.3
Infuence pay load
30%
Flat roads
Top speed
83 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
78 mph
Speed in practice
79 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
17.7 sec. - (max. 16.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
12.1 sec. - (max. 11.5 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 5 sec. (max. 5.6 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1493 rpm, 94% gas)
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2219
2740
Percentage between accelerator
56% - 63%
46% - 52%
Power needed at 60 mph 1682 N
over: 1454 N
over: 2149 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
67 mph
In the
5th gear - (4th gear)
Revs
3083
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
11.2 sec. - (max. 9.1 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1849
2284
Percentage accelerator
94%
76%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
49.7% - 53.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (8 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
49.6%
Maximum speed on 1:8
47 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
BMW 118d aut.
Year
July 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (150 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
2955 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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