2021 BMW X5 Towing Capacity

February 18th, 2021 by
2021 BMW X5 M

The 2021 BMW X5 towing capacity maxes out at 7,200 pounds, but even those who choose the plug-in hybrid configuration will be able to tow up to 5,952 pounds with the right equipment. United BMW in Alpharetta, GA can help you figure out if the BMW X5 Tow Package is right for you and your family. Read on to learn more about the BMW X5 towing capacity! 

BMW X5 Towing and Performance Features 

Regardless of the BMW X5 powertrain, each X5 trim offers a reliable 8-speed automatic transmission and delivers plenty of power. When properly equipped with the BMW X5 tow hitch–priced at $550–you won’t have any troubles hauling a heavy trailer.

Take a look at the X5 performance specs for each configuration:

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

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

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

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

Not sure about the X5? Compare the X5 vs. X7 to learn more about the Sport Activity Vehicles® in our lineup.

BMW X5 Tow Package & Features 

For adventurous drivers in Milton, the BMW X5 Tow Package is a great option! Its most important inclusion is a Class III trailer hitch, and the package is offered on every model in the lineup. Choosing this option requires you to forgo the automatic, motion-activated liftgate, but for those who want to be able to tow thousands of pounds through Alpharetta and Johns Creek, it’s usually an easy trade-off.

Read through all towing information in your owner’s manual to ensure that you’re operating within your limits and using the BMW X5 tow hitch correctly. If you have any questions, reach out to our team to learn more!

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