2021 BMW X5 Towing Capacity

August 23rd, 2021 by
2021 BMW X5

If you’re in the market for an SUV that is both luxurious and capable, the 2021 BMW X5 may be a good match for you! The most impressive aspect about this SUV is the 2021 BMW X5 towing capacity, which ranges between 5,952 pounds and 7,200 pounds when properly equipped. Regardless of which powertrain you purchase, you need to opt for the BMW X5 tow hitch to safely tow anything around the Jackson, WY area.

Regardless of which trim level you ultimately choose, you will get to take advantage of class-leading safety and performance! Learn more about the 2021 BMW X5 towing with the experts at BMW of Idaho Falls! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime!

BMW X5 Towing and Performance Specs

Regardless of which trim level you choose, you’ll receive the smooth 8-speed automatic transmission, providing you with plenty of power even when you’re towing a heavy load uphill. Although the BMW X5 towing capacity remains similar throughout the lineup, some of the other performance specs will vary. Let’s take a look at what performance features you can expect from each trim level:

BMW X5 sDrive40i – 3.0L Twin-Turbo I6 engine

  • 7,200 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • RWD, 335 hp, 330 lb-ft of torque
  • 4,828 pounds curb weight
  • 974 pounds payload capacity

BMW X5 xDrive40i – 3.0L Twin-Turbo I6 engine

  • 7,200 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • AWD, 335 hp, 330 lb-ft of torque
  • 4,863 pounds curb weight
  • 974 pounds payload capacity

BMW X5 xDrive45e – 3.0-liter BMW Twin-Turbo I6 with Integrated Electric Motor

  • 5,952 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • AWD, 389 combined hp, 443 lb-ft of combined torque
  • 5672 pounds curb weight
  • 827 pounds payload capacity

BMW X5 M50i – 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine

  • 7,200 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • AWD, 523 hp, 553 lb-ft of torque
  • 5,260 pounds curb weight
  • 985 pounds payload capacity

BMW X5 Tow Package

Included in the impressive BMW X5 tow package is the Class III trailer hitch which is available on each trim level for an additional $550. The operation of the BMW X5 tow hitch is quite straightforward, however, we recommend that you consult your owner’s manual first to be sure everything is installed correctly.

It’s important to keep in mind that when you choose the BMW X5 tow hitch, you’ll no longer have access to the Comfort Access feature, which allows you to open the tailgate by moving your foot underneath the rear bumper. However, the benefits of the BMW X5 tow package are well worth it, especially if you often like to go on trips around Bozeman, MT.

Capability: BMW X5 Towing

If you’re going to use your BMW X5 for towing heavy loads often, we recommend opting for the xDrive all-wheel drive. However, even without this upgrade, you’ll still be able to take advantage of these class-leading standard features:

  • Icon Adaptive Full LED Headlights
  • LED fog lights and Automatic High Beams
  • Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features
  • Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
  • Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Active Driving Assistant with Frontal Collision Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, and a Lane Departure Warning

If you’re looking to tow anything with ease, here are some options that will elevate your BMW X5 tow package:

  • The Parking Assistance Package ($800): The package includes features such as Surround View w/3D View, which allows you to hook up your trailer with ease and effortlessly get around a crowded parking lot. Additionally, you’ll also get automatic Parking Assist which helps you park your trailer without hassle.
  • Two-Axle Air Suspension ($1,000): In addition to providing a smooth ride on the Butte, MT roads, you can also easily hitch up your trailer more easily by lifting or lowering your X5.
  • The Dynamic Handling Package ($2,600): This package is only offered on the performance trim, the M40i, and allows you to take advantage of the Adaptive M Suspension Professional, Integral Active Steering, and Active Roll Stabilization.

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