2021 BMW X5 Towing Capacity

December 7th, 2020 by
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Front exterior view of a 2021 BMW X5

How much can the BMW X5 tow? The 2021 BMW X5 can tow up to 7,200 pounds with any traditional turbocharged gas engine. If you choose the new plug-in hybrid configuration, this model can haul up to 5,952 pounds. In order to reach the max towing capacity, you’ll want to opt for the optional BMW X5 tow hitch. Learn more about the BMW X5 towing capacity, performance specs, and more before you get behind the wheel with BMW of Gwinnett Place.

BMW X5 Towing & Performance Specs

No matter which BMW X5 powertrain you opt for, you can rest assured your new model will come with plenty of power and a reliable 8-speed automatic transmission. This helps this model reach its high towing capabilities.

When it comes to towing, the capabilities of the new BMW X5 remain similar across the lineup. Here are a few performance specs per trim to show you just how small the differences are:

BMW X5 sDrive40i – 3.0L Twin-Turbo I6 engine

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

BMW X5 xDrive40i – 3.0L Twin-Turbo I6 engine

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

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
  • 827 pounds payload capacity
  • 5672 pounds curb weight

BMW X5 M50i – 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine

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

BMW X5 Tow Package

So, how much is the BMW X5 tow package and what does it include? This package comes at a cost of $550 and includes a Class III trailer hitch. While this seems simple enough to hook up, you’ll want to consult your owner’s manual to familiarize yourself with the BMW X5 towing information.

It’s also important to note that opting for the BMW X5 tow package means you’ll be required to remove the optional Comfort Access feature, which lets you open your tailgate by running a foot beneath the bumper. However, if you find yourself needing to tow more on your weekend adventures, it’s worth the trade.

BMW X5 Towing Features

If you plan on using your vehicle for heavy lifting, it’s a good idea to upgrade your X5 with xDrive all-wheel drive. Not sure about upgrades? No worries. This model has plenty of standard features that make it safe to tow all you need. These include:

  • 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)
  • Icon Adaptive Full LED Headlights
  • LED fog lights and Automatic High Beams
  • Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Active Driving Assistant with Frontal Collision Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, and a Lane Departure Warning

If you’re interested in upgrading your Smyrna towing experience, you might want to consider the following:

  • The Parking Assistance Package ($800) adds Surround View w/ 3D View, a feature that makes it much easier to hook up a trailer or navigate crowded lots and campsites. You’ll also receive automatic Parking Assistant Plus, which will come in handy elsewhere.
  • Two-Axle Air Suspension ($1,000) won’t just provide you with a more comfortable ride on the highways near Marietta and Smyrna. Since you can raise or lower the vehicle at will, it’s much easier to line up and connect your trailer hitch.
  • The Dynamic Handling Package ($2,600) is offered on the M40i. When equipped, you’ll enjoy superior control due to Adaptive M Suspension Professional, Active Roll Stabilization, and Integral Active Steering.

Test Drive the New X5 at BMW of Gwinnett Place in Duluth!

No matter if you’re interested in learning more about the BMW X5 towing capacity or you’re ready to get the process started, don’t hesitate to contact our team! We can help you save more on your favorite model with our available new vehicle specials. Looking for even more towing prowess from your BMW sports activity vehicle? Explore the BMW X7 towing capacity today with our team. 

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