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The BMW 330i aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1390 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

81%

1390 kg 1720 kg
75 kg


Score 6.4


42%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Good payload is essential


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Verdict

The BMW 330i aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1390 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 most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1800 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 2200 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) 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 4th gear the top speed is 86 mph (5557 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 43%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 38% 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
1800 kg
Weight ratio
81%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1390 kg / 1720 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.4
Infuence pay load
36%
Flat roads
Top speed
97 mph (5th gear)
At headwind
93 mph
Speed in practice
93 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
12.7 sec. - (max. 10.7 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
8.3 sec. - (max. 7.1 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 4.1 sec. (max. 3.4 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1438 rpm, 95% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1843
2247
Percentage between accelerator
71% - 81%
58% - 66%
Power needed at 60 mph 1776 N
over: 864 N
over: 1404 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
74 mph - (86 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
4792 - (5557)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
6.8 sec. - (max. 5.2 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1873
2453
Percentage accelerator
99%
75%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
38.5% - 46.6%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
38.4%
Maximum speed on 1:8
64 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
BMW 330i aut.
Year
July 2015 - 2018
Power
kW (252 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
3110 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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