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: Towing with a 3.0i

Big "J"
12-07-2007, 02:53 PM
Has anyone had issue towing.. say a pontoon boat or a uhaul trailer with their X5 3.0i?:dunno:

Also, what type of hitch should I put on if I decide to get one?


12-07-2007, 11:28 PM
No issues towing within the BMW weight restrictions, 5000/6000 lbs for a 3.0 depending on year and transmission, trailer brakes required over 1600 lb.

Recommend you use the OEM hitch; it costs more, and is worth it. Also recommend you look at the OEM wiring harness, as it interfaces properly with the vehicle electrics.

Lots of information if you use search, or look at X5 world dot com.