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The BMW 318i 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
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

80%

1300 kg 1625 kg
75 kg


Score 7


13%

Good

  • No salient features

Bad

  • Higher revs uphill sometimes necessary


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Verdict

The BMW 318i and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1300 kg is a good combination for journeys on most kinds of roads, sometimes with some limitations in the mountains.

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 sufficient. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2500 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 4th gear. The engine runs approximately 3000 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed).

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 3th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 61 mph. Hill starts are possible on most slopes up to 13%. While driving the engine has enough power on slopes of 25% to drive.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1300 kg
Weight ratio
80%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1300 kg / 1625 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7
Infuence pay load
32%
Flat roads
Top speed
76 mph (3th gear)
At headwind
73 mph
Speed in practice
71 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
26 sec. - (max. 20.3 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
19.2 sec. - (max. 14.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 13.5 sec. (max. 7.4 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
unusable
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2478
3048
Percentage between accelerator
83% - 94%
67% - 76%
Power needed at 60 mph 1749 N
over: 512 N
over: 990 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
58 mph - (61 mph)
In the
3th gear
Revs
3983 - (4197)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
24.7 sec. - (max. 12.5 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
3th gear
By revs
3426
Percentage accelerator
82%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
11% - 14.6%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
25.3%
Maximum speed on 1:8
41 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
BMW 318i
Year
July 2015 - 2018
Power
kW (136 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
2925 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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