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The BMW X3 xDrive 20d and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1550 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

78%

1550 kg 1975 kg
85 kg


Score 7


46%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The BMW X3 xDrive 20d and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1550 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 very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1900 rpm, this gives maybe more noise 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 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 61 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 73 mph (3714 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 47%, 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
2400 kg
Weight ratio
78%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1550 kg / 1975 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
85 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7
Infuence pay load
25%
Flat roads
Top speed
92 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
85 mph
Speed in practice
82 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
17.5 sec. - (max. 15.1 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
11.7 sec. - (max. 10.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 4.3 sec. (max. 4.8 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1489 rpm, 84% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1907
2326
Percentage between accelerator
57% - 65%
47% - 54%
Power needed at 60 mph 1685 N
over: 1374 N
over: 2011 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
63 mph - (73 mph)
In the
5th gear
Revs
3206 - (3714)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
10.6 sec. - (max. 8.4 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1938
2539
Percentage accelerator
88%
67%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
44.9% - 48.6%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
44.9%
Maximum speed on 1:8
50 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Car
BMW X3 xDrive 20d
Year
December 2017 - up to now
Power
kW (190 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
3525 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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