2022 BMW X5 Towing Capacity

May 4th, 2022 by
2022 BMW X5


The 2022 BMW X5 towing capacity can reach up to 7,200 pounds when equipped with any traditional turbocharged gasoline engine, or up to 5,952 pounds with the new plug-in hybrid trim level. No matter which powertrain you have, you’ll need to add the optional BMW X5 tow hitch to reach the maximum towing capacity. With the new BMW X5 for sale at BMW of Gwinnett Place, you can expect next-generation safety and performance features that allow you to tow with confidence. Learn more with BMW of Gwinnett Place!

BMW X5 Towing and Performance Specs

No matter which powertrain you choose, the latest BMW X5 vehicle features lots of power and a reliable eight-speed automatic transmission. You’ll enjoy getting up to speed with ease, even while you’re pulling a heavy trailer.

The BMW X5 towing capacity remains constant across the gas-powered lineup, other performance specs vary from trim to trim. Below is a look at the performance specs per engine:

BMW X5 sDrive40i – 3.0L Twin-Turbo I6 Engine

  • 7,200 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • RWD, 335 hp, 331 lb-ft of torque
  • 1,014 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, 331 lb-ft of torque
  • 1,016 pounds payload capacity
  • 4,863 pounds curb weight

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

  • 5,952 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • AWD, 389 combined hp, 443 lb-ft of combined torque
  • 5,646 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
  • 1,030 pounds payload capacity
  • 5,260 pounds curb weight

BMW X5 Tow Package

The BMW X5 tow package features a Class III trailer hitch that’s available on every model in the lineup for $550. This hitch is easy to operate, but it’s still good to familiarize yourself with the towing information found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual before hooking up a trailer.

The optional BMW X5 tow hitch requires you to remove the optional Comfort Access feature that allows you to open your tailgate by running a foot beneath the number. This is a fair trade for adventurous drivers, but it’s a limitation to keep in mind.

What Are the BMW X5 Towing Features?

If you’re interested in towing heavier items, it’s recommended to upgrade your BMW X5 with xDrive all-wheel drive. However, if you would rather forgo upgrades entirely, you’ll enjoy the extra protection provided by each of these standard features:

  • 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

For additional options sure to make towing easier, here’s what you should consider:

  • 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.
  • 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 BMW X5 in Duluth!

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