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The BMW Touring 530i and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1470 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

75%

1470 kg 1955 kg
80 kg


Score 7.5


38%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The BMW Touring 530i and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1470 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 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 54 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 85 mph (5334 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 40%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 33% 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)
(1470 kg / 1955 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
90 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.5
Infuence pay load
25%
Flat roads
Top speed
99 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
94 mph
Speed in practice
85 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
13.5 sec. - (max. 11.8 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
8.7 sec. - (max. 7.8 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 3.4 sec. (max. 3.8 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2173
2469
Percentage between accelerator
60% - 68%
53% - 60%
Power needed at 60 mph 1753 N
over: 1315 N
over: 1709 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
76 mph - (85 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
4789 - (5334)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.9 sec. - (max. 5.8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
2057
3115
Percentage accelerator
95%
63%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
35.3% - 42.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
35.2%
Maximum speed on 1:8
56 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
BMW Touring 530i
Year
June 2020 - 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
3425 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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