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The BMW 430i xDrive Cabrio and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1580 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

78%

1580 kg 2030 kg
85 kg


Score 7


36%

The stability score is calculated with a noseweight of 85 kg. That is 10 kg more than the towball limit of the car!

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts

Bad

  • Towball limit is a bit too low (10 kg)


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Verdict

The BMW 430i xDrive Cabrio and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1580 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 most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1800 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 6th gear, the engine runs in that case 2200 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) driving is easily possible in the 5th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 65 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 4th gear the top speed is 83 mph (5396 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 37%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 33% 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
1700 kg
Weight ratio
78%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1580 kg / 2030 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
75 kg
Advise
85 kg
Stability
Score at legislative - optimal noseweight
6 - 7
Infuence pay load
25%
Flat roads
Top speed
96 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
93 mph
Speed in practice
92 mph (5th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
14.6 sec. - (max. 12.3 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
9.6 sec. - (max. 8.1 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 4.8 sec. (max. 3.9 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1438 rpm, 99% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1843
2247
Percentage between accelerator
74% - 85%
61% - 69%
Power needed at 60 mph 1851 N
over: 789 N
over: 1329 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
74 mph - (83 mph)
In the
4th gear
Revs
4792 - (5396)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
8.3 sec. - (max. 6.1 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
2453
3221
Percentage accelerator
84%
64%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
33% - 40%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
32.9%
Maximum speed on 1:8
52 mph in the 2th gear

 

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Details combination

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Car
BMW 430i xDrive Cabrio
Year
March 2017 - up to now
Power
kW (252 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
3610 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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