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Old 10-26-2011, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by TogMog View Post
The maximum quoted braked trailer weight for the X3 3.5D (that is a diesel not gas engine) is 2400kg, or, approx 5280lbs, i.e. 1kg = 2.2lbs. That said, most diesel engined vehicles weigh more than their petrol engined equivalent; therefore, in Europe a diesel engined vehicle will have a slightly higher towing capacity than it's petrol engined equivalent.

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"Palantirion"? (j/k) Another example of the societal impact of electronic media and communications, abbreviating our interactions. Point taken. And thanks for the reply.

So the bottom line is that the frame/chassis is capable of towing 5280lbs, with the caveat that engine torque and tow vehicle weight might make towing that weight "iffy" at American highway speeds. Seems like my idea of towing my M Coupe on a lightweight trailer would be perfectly feasible.
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