Reach New Heights with the 2021 BMW X3 Towing Capacity

December 7th, 2020 by

A 2021 BMW X3 driving on a highway

With the optional BMW towing hitch, the 2021 BMW X3 towing capacity tops out at 4,400 pounds. That’s more than enough power to pull lightweight aluminum boats, smaller camping trailers, and dirt bikes or ATVs. Although all X3 trim levels can tow confidently with the optional hitch, you’ll still have to choose between the available drivetrains and powertrains. Get the details on each of your options below.

BMW X3 Towing Features

BMW towing features have been designed to help you enjoy everything that your X3 has to offer as you drive through Marietta and Milton. Although this model is on the smaller side of the BMW SAV® lineup, the inclusion of the following safety and technology features allows it to handle weight that even larger rivals might struggle with:

  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Brake Fade Compensation
  • Start-off Assistant
  • Brake Drying and Brake Stand-by
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Dynamic Brake Control
  • Cornering Brake Control
  • Servetronic power steering assist
  • Rear-view camera
  • Active Driving Assistant

You can upgrade to access even more useful towing features. Surround View with 3D View, system, Active Lane Keeping Assistant, and adaptive headlights are just a few of the options you’ll want to look for as you browse our new BMW X3 inventory. Don’t forget to equip the available towing hitch ($550), too!

BMW X3 Powertrains and Performance Specs

No matter which of the four BMW X3 trim levels you end up settling on, we know you’ll appreciate what you find under the hood. Here’s a closer look at each of the available powertrains:

2021 BMW X3 sDrive30i / xDrive30i

  • Power: 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque (2.0L TwinPower Turbo i4 engine)
  • Drivetrain: BMW sDrive rear-wheel drive or BMW xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Curb Weight: 3,931 pounds with sDrive or 4,147 pounds with xDrive

2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e (Plug-In Hybrid)

  • Power: 288 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque (2.0L TwinPower Turbo i4 with Electric Motor)
  • Drivetrain: BMW xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Curb Weight: 4,586 pounds

2021 BMW X3 M40i 

  • Power: 382 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque (3.0L M Performance TwinPower Turbo V6)
  • Drivetrain: BMW xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Curb Weight: 4,244 pounds

Although all models offer the BMW X3 towing hitch, higher quotients of horsepower and torque make it easier to get up to speed. Those who spend a lot of time towing heavy cargo will probably appreciate the extra control offered xDrive AWD.

Drivers who’re comparing new vs. used should know that the latest X3 capacities are higher than those of past years. For example, the 2015 BMW X3 28d towing capacity only reached up to 3,500 pounds.

Find Your New BMW X3 at United BMW

Are you ready to see what the new BMW X3 can do? Although we won’t be able to hook up a trailer for your test drive, we know you’ll love how it handles the roads near Johns Creek. Start exploring our inventory today, and start shopping our virtual showroom from the comfort of your home.

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