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The BMW 330d aut [5AT]. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1430 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
4th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

80%

1430 kg 1780 kg
80 kg


Score 6.8


36%

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
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

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


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Verdict

The BMW 330d aut [5AT]. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1430 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 4th gear, by giving the engine just a bit of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2300 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 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 66 mph (4155 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 36%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 31% 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!


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Weight
Towing limit
1800 kg
Weight ratio
80%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1430 kg / 1780 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
92 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
83 mph
Speed in practice
82 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
18.6 sec. - (max. 13.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
13.3 sec. - (max. 9.1 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 7.3 sec. (max. 3.7 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (5th) gear
of limited use (1747 rpm, 65% gas)
Gears in practice
4th gear
3th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2330
3727
Percentage between accelerator
48% - 55%
33% - 38%
Power needed at 60 mph 1791 N
over: 2036 N
over: 4149 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
65 mph - (66 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
2524 - (4155)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
8.9 sec. - (max. 8 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
3th gear
By revs
1941
3106
Percentage accelerator
82%
51%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
34.4% - 37.2%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
7 mph - (12 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
34.4%
Maximum speed on 1:8
56 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
BMW 330d aut [5AT].
Year
March 2003 - March 2005
Power
kW (204 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 5 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
3210 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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