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The BMW 530d xDrive Touring and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1580 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

78%

1580 kg 2025 kg
85 kg


Score 7


58%

Good

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

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The BMW 530d xDrive Touring and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1580 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 7th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1600 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 1900 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 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 79 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 86 mph (3598 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 59%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 44% 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
78%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1580 kg / 2025 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
90 kg
Advise
85 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7
Infuence pay load
27%
Flat roads
Top speed
103 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
96 mph
Speed in practice
99 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
12.1 sec. - (max. 10.7 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
8 sec. - (max. 6.7 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 2.9 sec. (max. 2.8 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1221 rpm, 93% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1568
1908
Percentage between accelerator
57% - 65%
42% - 47%
Power needed at 60 mph 1780 N
over: 1303 N
over: 2467 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
79 mph - (86 mph)
In the
6th gear - (5th gear)
Revs
2524 - (3598)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
6.1 sec. - (max. 5.3 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1590
2086
Percentage accelerator
86%
54%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
56% - 60.6%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (12 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
56%
Maximum speed on 1:8
65 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Car
BMW 530d xDrive Touring
Year
March 2017 - up to now
Power
kW (265 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
3605 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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