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The BMW 218d Active Tourer 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

78%

1300 kg 1665 kg
75 kg


Score 7.3


23%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The BMW 218d Active Tourer 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 very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2100 rpm. 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 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 65 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 3th gear). In the 3th gear the top speed is 67 mph (3918 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes up to 23%. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


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Weight
Towing limit
1300 kg
Weight ratio
78%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1300 kg / 1665 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7.3
Infuence pay load
28%
Flat roads
Top speed
86 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
80 mph
Speed in practice
79 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
19.1 sec. - (max. 15.9 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
13.7 sec. - (max. 10.9 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 7.2 sec. (max. 4.7 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1714 rpm, 72% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2063
2514
Percentage between accelerator
57% - 65%
47% - 53%
Power needed at 60 mph 1601 N
over: 1313 N
over: 1914 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
65 mph - (67 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
2749 - (3918)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
12.3 sec. - (max. 9.9 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
3th gear
By revs
2095
2902
Percentage accelerator
82%
60%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
21.8% - 24%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
43%
Maximum speed on 1:8
42 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Car
BMW 218d Active Tourer
Year
March 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (150 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
2965 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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