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The all new F15 BMW X5 started production August 2013 as a 2014 model year. The new X5 arrives in sDrive35i (RWD), xDrive35i, xDrive50i and a diesel xDrive 35d.

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Old 03-21-2018, 10:42 AM
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X5 and a trailer

Quick question.

Can an X5 Diesel, pull a trailer?

Does it have a trailer hitch?

Can I buy one from the dealer?

Is there a better solution?

Thanks in advance, Tom
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:23 AM
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Quick question.

Can an X5 Diesel, pull a trailer?

Does it have a trailer hitch?

Can I buy one from the dealer?

Is there a better solution?

Thanks in advance, Tom
I did this option:

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hit...eid=2016106127

Super easy to install.

I didn't hook up the lights, but you can code them if you wanted.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:27 AM
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Thank you

Will order it tomorrow
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:30 AM
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Thank you

Will order it tomorrow
No problem, just watch their videos a handful of times. They have great DIY documentations.
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:02 PM
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Better check if it will require any cut out depending on your trim style. To me better fit would be invisihitch on $60k+ vehicle....but you get what you pay for!!! www.invisihitch.com
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:21 PM
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I bought invisihitch.....well made, heavy duty, and I did not have to do any cutting in the bumper. It is built for 7000lbs plus ...though our X5 is rated for less in the US (long topic that you can look up).
abe

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Old 03-22-2018, 07:13 AM
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Better check if it will require any cut out depending on your trim style. To me better fit would be invisihitch on $60k+ vehicle....but you get what you pay for!!! www.invisihitch.com
There is no cutting involved, the Draw-Tite hitch is well built, heavy duty rated at 6K lbs. It's no different then the above hitch...
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:22 PM
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There is no cutting involved, the Draw-Tite hitch is well built, heavy duty rated at 6K lbs. I find no issues with this one...
I was referring to M-Sport trim(not supported by your brand). As your picture shows, tow hitch is visible when not in use... not acceptable by my standards. X5 available on US market does not offer factory Westfalia manual/electric tow hitch, only option is invisihitch if you want discrete tow hitch.
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Old 03-24-2018, 04:14 PM
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Any suggestions on trailer wiring?
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:57 AM
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Any suggestions on trailer wiring?
https://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Fit-...leid=201644313

They sell the wiring kit as well.
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Definitely check out Invisihitch, we do all the trailer coding for their BMW customers. Very high quality products and they use OEM controllers.
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Definitely check out Invisihitch, we do all the trailer coding for their BMW customers. Very high quality products and they use OEM controllers.
I know I am pitching them again...and I do not have any financial connections...but I ordered their hitch and I installed it myself as well as the wiring which was original BMW and they did the programming using my computer and a couple of phone calls. It went without a hitch.....
No complaints and good service.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:50 PM
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Excellent

Thank you

A lot of help
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I'm curious if after you install the wiring harness (at the rear of the vehicle) does it connect to a cable that is already in the car that runs to the front for a brake controller?

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We offer a hidden hitch for the X5. Here is the direct link to our X5 Stealth Hitch: https://stealthhitches.com/products/...2015-2016-2017

We also have an ongoing thread of customer reviews reposted from our website: https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh....php?t=1277254

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I'm curious if after you install the wiring harness (at the rear of the vehicle) does it connect to a cable that is already in the car that runs to the front for a brake controller?

John
Vehicles are usually not equipped with a brake controller. We have wiring from the 7 way to inside the vehicle is for convenience when it is added. This way, one does not have to go back underneath the car if a brake controller is added.

Feel free to respond to the thread with any questions you may have as we would love to assist you. You may also contact us via live chat on our website https://stealthhitches.com/ calling us toll-free at 833-MYHITCH (694-4824) or emailing [email protected].

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Old 08-22-2018, 09:03 PM
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Quick question.

Questions answered below your questions.

Can an X5 Diesel, pull a trailer?

Yes, I have a gas X5 35i XDrive, it is rated for 6,000 pounds. Yours may be rated higher. It has to be an Xdrive (all wheel drive), not an Sdrive, (rear wheel drive). The Sdrive has a much lower rating.


Does it have a trailer hitch?

I had the BMW hitch installed, about $1,300. Looks good, pretty invisible, not quite the Invisihitch. I am pulling about 5,000 pounds and it does much better than my previous Explorer, which was a 365 HP turbo. Unlike the square receivers that rattle, this one is rock solid, you do not feel the trailer unless you are on an upgrade.

Can I buy one from the dealer?

Yes

Is there a better solution?

Invisihitch might look a little better, but I like the OEM hitch. Let me know if you have any questions.


Thanks in advance, Tom
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