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The BMW X4 xDrive 25d and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1560 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

79%

1560 kg 1980 kg
85 kg


Score 6.9


58%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The BMW X4 xDrive 25d and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1560 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 7th gear, by giving the engine just a bit of throttle. 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 76 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 81 mph (4139 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 59%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 43% 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
2000 kg
Weight ratio
79%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1560 kg / 1980 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
85 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.9
Infuence pay load
25%
Flat roads
Top speed
98 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
92 mph
Speed in practice
91 mph (7th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
14.3 sec. - (max. 12.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
9.3 sec. - (max. 8.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 3.3 sec. (max. 3.8 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1489 rpm, 74% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1912
2326
Percentage between accelerator
49% - 56%
38% - 43%
Power needed at 60 mph 1687 N
over: 1779 N
over: 2886 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
76 mph - (81 mph)
In the
6th gear - (5th gear)
Revs
2980 - (4139)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.7 sec. - (max. 6.4 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1938
2547
Percentage accelerator
75%
54%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
56.2% - 60.8%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
55.8%
Maximum speed on 1:8
58 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Car
BMW X4 xDrive 25d
Year
April 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (231 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
3540 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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