What is the BMW X3 Towing Capacity?

August 20th, 2021 by
2021 BMW X3 Driving on Highway

 

Here at Tulley BMW of Manchester, our inventory of pre-owned BMW SAV® models has something for every lifestyle and every budget. Often, our customers ask us for more information on BMW towing before they decide which SAV® is right for their needs. While smaller options like the BMW X1 are not rated for towing, you can upgrade to a BMW X3 and have no problem towing a compact camper through Bedford! The latest 2021 BMW X3 towing capacity reaches its limit at 4,400 pounds—that’s with the BMW towing hitch.

Our pre-owned BMW X3 inventory includes not just low-mileage 2021 models, but also affordably priced options from 2015–2020. To help you learn more about the capabilities of the various X3 models in our inventory, we’ve provided a closer look at the BMW X3 towing capacity through the years, below!

BMW X3 Towing Capacity Through the Years

As you know, the 2021 BMW X3 towing capacity maxes out at 4,400 pounds. But our pre-owned BMW inventory spans many model years, so some Londonderry shoppers might want to know more about the 2015 BMW X3 28d towing capacity instead. Here’s the BMW X3 towing capacity dating back to 2015:

  • 2015 BMW X3 Towing Capacity: 3,500 pounds
  • 2016 BMW X3 Towing Capacity: 3,500 pounds
  • 2017 BMW X3 Towing Capacity: 3,500 pounds
  • 2018 BMW X3 Towing Capacity: 4,400 pounds
  • 2019 BMW X3 Towing Capacity: 4,400 pounds
  • 2020 BMW X3 Towing Capacity: 4,400 pounds
  • 2021 BMW X3 Towing Capacity: 4,400 pounds

The increase in towing capacity between model years 2017 and 2018 indicates when the X3 entered a new generation, receiving a stronger engine capable of generating more towing power.

BMW Towing Features

No matter what model year you’re interested in, your X3 will include numerous features to help you travel with confidence with a trailer in tow. The following list reflects the safety and technology features that come standard on most late-year BMW X3 configurations, all of which can provide additional support when towing:

  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Brake Fade Compensation
  • Start-off Assistant
  • Brake Drying and Brake Stand-by
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Dynamic Brake Control
  • Cornering Brake Control
  • Servetronic power steering assist
  • Rear-view camera
  • Active Driving Assistant

You’ll notice that the BMW towing hitch is not a standard piece of equipment for the X3. This accessory currently retails for $550, and you can pick one up from our parts department and have it installed and ready to go when you pick up your X3 at our dealership.

Learn More About the BMW X3 in Manchester

The BMW X3 towing capacity allows this small but powerful SAV® to keep up with your Auburn adventures. Contact us if you would like to learn more about our X3 inventory or schedule a test drive. Searching for a model with greater BMW towing power? We recommend checking out the larger BMW X5.

 

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