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The BMW 120i aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1330 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
8th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

83%

1330 kg 1600 kg
75 kg


Score 6.3


40%

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The BMW 120i aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1330 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.

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 8th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 1700 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 7th gear, the engine runs in that case 2200 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed). For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 7th gear. The engine runs approximately 2200 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) it is barely possible to drive in the 6th gear with 50 mph up hill but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 71 mph (4034 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 42%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 36% 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
1500 kg
Weight ratio
83%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1330 kg / 1600 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.3
Infuence pay load
40%
Flat roads
Top speed
89 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
85 mph
Speed in practice
80 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
16.8 sec. - (max. 13.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
11.4 sec. - (max. 9.1 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 4.1 sec. (max. 4.2 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1749
2193
Percentage between accelerator
85% - 97%
68% - 77%
Power needed at 60 mph 1678 N
over: 431 N
over: 922 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
71 mph - (71 mph)
In the
5th gear
Revs
3999 - (4034)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
9.6 sec. - (max. 7.1 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
2175
2806
Percentage accelerator
97%
75%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
37.1% - 44.9%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
36.9%
Maximum speed on 1:8
53 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
BMW 120i aut.
Year
March 2015 - 2019
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
2930 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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