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The BMW 335d xDrive aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1470 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
8th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

79%

1470 kg 1855 kg
80 kg


Score 6.8


65%

The stability score is calculated with a noseweight of 80 kg. That is 5 kg more than the towball limit of the car!

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear

Bad

  • Towball limit is a bit too low (5 kg)


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Verdict

The BMW 335d xDrive aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1470 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 all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 8th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1400 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 1700 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) driving is easily possible in the 7th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 73 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 6th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 92 mph (4061 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 66%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 56% 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
79%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1470 kg / 1855 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at legislative - optimal noseweight
6.3 - 6.8
Infuence pay load
31%
Flat roads
Top speed
107 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
99 mph
Speed in practice
102 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
10.1 sec. - (max. 8.7 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
6.5 sec. - (max. 5.3 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 2.4 sec. (max. 2.1 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
8th gear
7th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1367
1720
Percentage between accelerator
59% - 67%
43% - 49%
Power needed at 60 mph 1809 N
over: 1271 N
over: 2503 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
86 mph - (92 mph)
In the
6th gear - (5th gear)
Revs
2968 - (4061)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
5.4 sec. - (max. 4.2 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
7th gear
6th gear
By revs
1433
1708
Percentage accelerator
79%
62%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
63.1% - 68.2%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
63%
Maximum speed on 1:8
73 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Car
BMW 335d xDrive aut.
Year
May 2015 - 2018
Power
kW (313 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
3325 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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