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The BMW X2 sDrive 18d and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

32%

550 kg 1725 kg
50 kg


Score 16.3


30%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • More flexibility in payload

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The BMW X2 sDrive 18d and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 550 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is small even at higher speeds.

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 1900 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 4th gear, the engine runs in that case 2400 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 5th gear with 50 mph up hill but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 3th gear the top speed is 71 mph (4002 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 30%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. 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!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1800 kg
Weight ratio
32%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1725 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
80 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.3
Infuence pay load
9%
Flat roads
Top speed
88 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
81 mph
Speed in practice
79 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
14.8 sec. - (max. 12.5 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
10.4 sec. - (max. 8.3 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 5.6 sec. (max. 3.6 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1584 rpm, 76% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1898
2411
Percentage between accelerator
58% - 66%
46% - 52%
Power needed at 60 mph 1497 N
over: 1193 N
over: 1877 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
71 mph
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
2888
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
8.5 sec. - (max. 6.8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
1582
2009
Percentage accelerator
99%
71%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
28.7% - 31.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (10 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
54.1%
Maximum speed on 1:8
56 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
BMW X2 sDrive 18d
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
2275 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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