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The BMW 116i and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1200 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
4th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

79%

1200 kg 1525 kg
70 kg


Score 7.2


10%

Good

  • No salient features

Bad

  • Usability highest gear


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Verdict

The BMW 116i and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1200 kg is a combination suitable for most journeys but also with some limitations and not for slopes of more than 10%.

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 moderate but for your use maybe sufficient.Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 4th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2900 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 3th gear. The engine runs approximately 4000 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) it is barely possible to drive in the 3th gear with 50 mph up hill. Hill starts are possible on most slopes up to 10%. While driving the engine has enough power on slopes of 21% to drive.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1200 kg
Weight ratio
79%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1200 kg / 1525 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
70 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.2
Infuence pay load
33%
Flat roads
Top speed
70 mph (3th gear)
At headwind
68 mph
Speed in practice
63 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
40.5 sec. - (max. 26.7 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
32.4 sec. - (max. 19.6 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 22.9 sec. (max. 10.1 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
4th gear
3th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2933
3955
Percentage between accelerator
80% - 91%
60% - 67%
Power needed at 60 mph 1648 N
over: 541 N
over: 1244 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
51 mph
In the
3th gear
Revs
3379
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
93.2 sec. - (max. 58.2 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
3th gear
By revs
3296
Percentage accelerator
98%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
8.4% - 11.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
21.2%
Maximum speed on 1:8
25 mph in the 1th gear

 

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Car
BMW 116i
Year
March 2015 - 2019
Power
kW (109 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
manual with 6 gears
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
2725 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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