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The towing capacity of the 1978 BMW 5 Series supports up to 1600kg. This is a braked figure, while the maximum load for any vehicle without using trailer brakes is 750kg, if rated to tow that much in the first place. Kilograms can also be expressed as kilos, and if you want to know the tow rating in tonnes, just divide the kg figure by 1000. But, before you try towing with any car, ute, van, SUV or 4x4, be sure to check with the manufacturer or your owner's manual to ensure your 1978 BMW 5 Series matches the example listed here.
|1978 BMW 5 Series||Specs||Braked capacity|
|528i||Specs: 2.8L, Leaded Petrol, 3 SPEED AUTOMATIC||
Braked capacity: 1600kg
|520i||Specs: 2.0L, Leaded Petrol, 4 SPEED MANUAL||
Braked capacity: 1200kg
* Requires braking on both wheels on at least one axle of the towed load.
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