2020 BMW X5 Towing Capacity

January 30th, 2020 by

A 2020 BMW X5 driving on a dirt road at night

Are you ready to plan a few unforgettable adventures near Marietta? The 2020 BMW X5 towing capacity makes it easy to take your family vacations and personal getaways to the next level. Although your maximum tow weight will range between 6,202 pounds and 7,200 pounds, any X5 SAV® can be a great choice for our fun-loving neighbors.

Reaching the Maximum BMW X5 Towing Specs

As standard, the BMW X5 offers a towing capacity of 6,202 pounds. If you’re interested in increasing that capacity to the maximum 7,200-pound upper limit, you’ll need to opt for the optional BMW X5 towing package. It includes a dependable Class III Trailer Hitch, and is available for a small premium on every model in the X5 lineup. Either way, you’ll be able to tow more than you could with the BMW X3 towing capacity.

Adding the Class III Trailer Hitch will require you to forgo the gesture-activated tailgate feature, but for many of our Johns Creek and Milton neighbors, the exchange is more than fair. Compare the BMW X3 vs. X5 or the BMW X5 vs. Audi Q7 to learn more about where this model stands out!

BMW X5 Performance and Capability

Any BMW X5 can reach the maximum capacity of 7,200 pounds when equipped with a Class III Trailer Hitch, but in other respects, your maximum capacities will vary from trim to trim.

Ready to take a closer look? Get the BMW X5 performance and capability specs for each model here:

  • BMW X5 sDrive40i
    • Maximum payload of 827 pounds
    • Includes a 335-hp 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 with 330 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard with RWD and an 8-speed AT
  • BMW X5 xDrive40i
    • Maximum payload capacity of 849 pounds
    • Includes a 335-hp 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 with 330 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard with xDrive AWD and an 8-speed AT
  • BMW xDrive50i 
    • Maximum payload of 871 pounds
    • Includes a 456-hp 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 with 479 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard with xDrive AWD and an 8-speed AT
  • BMW X5 M50i
    • Maximum payload of 882 pounds
    • Includes a 523-hp 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 with 553 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard with xDrive AWD and an 8-speed AT

You won’t always want to hook up a trailer when you need to move heavy heavy cargo. Most of the time, you’ll be able to fit what you need in the BMW X5 interior, and that’s why the maximum BMW X5 payload is so important to keep in mind! Looking for even more power? You’ll want to consider the BMW X7 price and configurations while you make a decision. You can even learn more about the 2021 X7 towing capacity today, or compare the BMW X5 vs. X7 in detail.

BMW X5 Off-Road Package

If you’re the adventurous type, you’ll feel compelled to depart from the pavement from time to time. In those situations, you’ll want to have the optional BMW X5 Off-Road Package on your side. Here’s what you’ll receive for the price of the upgrade:

  • Two-Axle Air Suspension: With this advanced suspension system, you can alter your driving experience with five different levels of suspension, and lower or raise the vehicle up to 3.1 inches with the press of a button.
  • Electronically-Controlled Rear Differential Lock: The M Sport Differential locks the rear-wheels together when you need more control, ensuring smoother cornering and more reliable off-road maneuvering.
  • xOffroad Package: Four off-road driving modes allow you to traverse sand, rocks, gravel, and snow with ease. You’ll also receive a mechanical differential lock, as well as rear underguards to protect from rocks and debris.

Curious about other BMW X5 accessories or the BMW X5 colors? We’d be happy to point you in the right direction.

Experience the Power of the X5 with United BMW

If you like what you’ve seen of the new BMW X5, we know you’ll find even more to love when you visit us at United BMW. Check out our BMW X5 lease offers to save even more on this incredible Sport Activity Vehicle®, or apply for financing and bring your favorite model home today!

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