Thread: 2011 Tow Hitch
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:40 PM
drharley drharley is offline
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Originally Posted by MD-11 Driver View Post
All Europen hitches are like the one in the picture above. I would imagine that there is some legality behind it. I fly for a living, so the next time I am in Germany I will price the hitch. The nice thing with the Europen hitch it that you don't have to cut the bumper. I guess my next conceren would be if BMW will code the car for a European hitch. I would hope that they wouldn't have any problem with that. The catalog that the link goes to is for the European market. You will notice in it that they offer the active cruise and soft close doors which aren't available in the USA.
I like the fact that it mounts without altering the body of the X5 as well. For those folks who have connections or the ability to speak directly to the BMW USA execs, I would ask them to request information on these hitches as well as answering your question regarding the software (which IMHO should be similar).
Dr Mike
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