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The BMW 318i aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1300 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

79%

1300 kg 1650 kg
75 kg


Score 7.2


31%

Good

  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Usability highest gear


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Verdict

The BMW 318i aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1300 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 good. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2500 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 5th gear. The engine runs approximately 3300 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 62 mph. Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 32%, 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.

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Weight
Towing limit
1300 kg
Weight ratio
79%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1300 kg / 1650 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.2
Infuence pay load
31%
Flat roads
Top speed
78 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
71 mph
Speed in practice
72 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
24.8 sec. - (max. 19.3 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
18.1 sec. - (max. 13.6 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 6.8 sec. (max. 6.5 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2537
3323
Percentage between accelerator
81% - 92%
62% - 70%
Power needed at 60 mph 1752 N
over: 557 N
over: 1217 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
55 mph - (62 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
4000 - (4545)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
18.5 sec. - (max. 12.6 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
3636
Percentage accelerator
78%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
28.5% - 34.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (6 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
28.4%
Maximum speed on 1:8
38 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
BMW 318i aut.
Year
July 2015 - 2018
Power
kW (136 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
2950 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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