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The BMW Touring 520i and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1460 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

75%

1460 kg 1940 kg
80 kg


Score 7.6


33%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Usability highest gear


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Verdict

The BMW Touring 520i and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1460 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 favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 1900 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 6th gear, the engine runs in that case 2300 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed). For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 6th gear. The engine runs approximately 2300 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 55 mph. In the 4th gear the top speed is 73 mph (4785 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 34%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 30% 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
75%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1460 kg / 1940 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
90 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.6
Infuence pay load
25%
Flat roads
Top speed
89 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
84 mph
Speed in practice
85 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
18 sec. - (max. 14.9 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
12.5 sec. - (max. 9.9 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 5.8 sec. (max. 4.2 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1863
2263
Percentage between accelerator
84% - 95%
69% - 79%
Power needed at 60 mph 1749 N
over: 479 N
over: 922 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
68 mph - (73 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
4420 - (4785)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
11.3 sec. - (max. 8.7 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
By revs
2482
Percentage accelerator
94%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
30.6% - 37%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
30.5%
Maximum speed on 1:8
45 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
BMW Touring 520i
Year
June 2020 - up to now
Power
kW (184 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
3400 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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